We made it to Boston

After 2 long days of mostly motorsailing, we finished the 125 nautical mile journey and arrived at our new marina in Charlestown. I’m happy to report that engine works great, despite the loose cutlass bearing (although if you’re in the aft cabin it sounds like a helicopter).

We left Stonington, CT on Saturday around 6:30 and arrived in Sandwich , MA at 19:45. Lots of open water in Block Island sound and Rhode Island sound which meant a lot of uncomfortable swells at this time of year. Highlights on day 1 include seeing a seal eat a fish and going through the Cape Cod Canal. Lowlight is losing my breakfast in Block Island Sound.

Since we got through Buzzards Bay and the canal on day 1, we had a shorter leg on day 2. We left by 7am and were quickly greeted with 3-5 foot waves. This up and down motion was actually more tolerable than the side to side swells of the previous days, so I at least kept my breakfast. The boat would go up a wave and then come crashing down into the ocean, kind of like riding a big, wet horse. Good thing for our dodger/windscreen. We arrived at our temporary slip in Charlestown where we were soon greeted by the crew of Rubicon and then by Serena, the kiddos and my parents.

Picture by: Ellen Landrum

Hooray!

{A huge thank you to Craig, Earle and Dick for helping to bring the boat-and my husband- back safely. See you on the water soon! –Serena}

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