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Tagged With: offshore sailing

liberty to delaware bay

September 23 – 24, 2012 Prior to hauling up the hook from our Liberty anchorage, Wil and I discussed whether or not to put up the mainsail first.  The channel between the buoys was just wide enough for our boat, and the mainsail might be an interference.  However, the wind was only a slight breeze … Continue reading »

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your watch!

When one is on a night watch during an offshore passage, it is comforting to know that the other person is sleeping somewhere nearby.  That way, they can be alerted when help is needed, or awoken when it’s time for their watch. Before I continue with the present, I must back up to a situation … Continue reading »

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w.o.w. is WOW! (part two)

Now for the rest of the story!   After the wind and seas subsided, and sick tummies began feeling better, we were able to relax and take in the sights around us.  At one point, Wil called out that there were a bunch of little dolphins swimming with us.  Upon closer inspection, they were schools … Continue reading »

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w.o.w. is WOW! (part one)

Wow!  Our word of the week (w.o.w.) is WOW! I don’t even know where to begin.  The experiences on this trip were WOW!  I fully expected this trip to be “old hat”.  We’ve sailed the east coast quite a few times, so we are familiar with the many sights and sounds in this part of … Continue reading »

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