Month: November 2017

Nov. 30 – Dec 1, 2017 – Solomons Island Yacht Club

We’ve really enjoyed our stay at the Annapolis City Docks. Tyler, the Harbormaster and his staff have really been accommodating for us and we’ll make sure we try to get back into here on our way back north in the spring. It’s another beautiful… Continue Reading “Nov. 30 – Dec 1, 2017 – Solomons Island Yacht Club”

Nov. 28-29, 2017 – Annapolis

We’ve been experiencing some difficulty with completely pumping out the aft head holding tank lately, so after yesterday’s pump-out where we got about 25% of the tank pumped, we decided to hook up again this morning before departure and try to get some additional… Continue Reading “Nov. 28-29, 2017 – Annapolis”

Nov. 27, 2017 – The C & D Canal

It’s a beautiful sunny morning as we prepare to get an early start on today’s voyage. We’re adding some extra time to the travel day since we see that we’ll be going against the tide for most of the day. Oh well, you can’t… Continue Reading “Nov. 27, 2017 – The C & D Canal”

Nov. 25, 2017 – North to go South

Saturday morning at Utsch’s Marina and there’s lots of early morning activity as this is prime fishing season for lots of the boats in this marina and most of Cape May. We’re docked right in front of the Bait and Tackle shop and they… Continue Reading “Nov. 25, 2017 – North to go South”

Nov. 24, 2017 – Cape May, New Jersey

 This morning is a crystal clear morning with no winds here at the dock at Farley State Marina at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. We’re looking forward to 39 more nautical miles to get off the North Atlantic Ocean for this trip.… Continue Reading “Nov. 24, 2017 – Cape May, New Jersey”

Nov. 23, 2017 – The North Atlantic Ocean

Happy Thanksgiving from Nick, Tracy and Frankie aboard the Kailani! It’s 8:15 am, the lines are rigged for departure, power cords are tucked away on board, its 38 degrees outside, sun is beating on the helm and we’re ready to shove off for our… Continue Reading “Nov. 23, 2017 – The North Atlantic Ocean”

Nov. 16 to 23, 2017 – Great Kills Yacht Club

It’s Thursday, November 16th, 2017 and we’re tied up at Great Kills Yacht Club. John Calascibetta provided us with information and resources to get anywhere in the City with the MTA system, so we plan a trip to the Cloisters in the Bronx. Our… Continue Reading “Nov. 16 to 23, 2017 – Great Kills Yacht Club”

Nov. 15, 2017 – Our First Harbor Host

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 starts with cool temperatures, but clear skies, so the bridge will be considerably warmer for this trip than yesterday. Our re-verified reports still call for northeast winds at 8-10 knots and seas at 2-3 feet with 5-6 second periods, so… Continue Reading “Nov. 15, 2017 – Our First Harbor Host”

Nov. 14, 2017 – Lets Try This Again

It’s now exactly one week since we started moving south and we’re only one day from our homeport!  (We are definitely the tortoise and not the hare.  -tc)  At this rate, by the time we make it south, it’ll be warm again up here… Continue Reading “Nov. 14, 2017 – Lets Try This Again”

Nov. 7, 2017 – We Begin our Southward Migration

Tuesday is the day. On Monday evening, we both agree that Tuesday’s forecast is good to sail, with northeast winds at 5-10 knots and seas of 2-3 feet with acceptable periods. So Tuesday morning at 9:30 am we leave our wall at Chester Marina… Continue Reading “Nov. 7, 2017 – We Begin our Southward Migration”