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Underway Back Home

By John Jaeger - Published September 16, 2008 - Viewed 2240 times

We are crusing home.  Left Tuesday a.m. at 0530 because last night the wind was very disfavorable and would have been poor sailing or motoring.  This morning we left Newport and have been motor sailing ever since.  Diana is learning to work the sails more each time we are on the boat.  She is becoming very knowledgeable.  This leg of our trip is just going to be Jim R. (our capt.), Diana and myself.  We are going to take turns sleeping during the day and have short watches at night with Diana and I on watch 1 and Jim on watch 2.

The wind is only supposed to be about 10 knots each day.  Thursday morning it might go to 20. We hope so.  Running the engine and being on a timetble isn't much fun.  Either is going 2 knots, so the engine is necessary.  We're posting solid speed in the 7 to 8 knots range.  With no troubles, we'll make it to York in time to meet my brother Kris and his family and others in Williamsburg.

We are heading from the northern tip of Long Island straight on a course to Atlantic city.  If we are too tired tomorrow when we get there about noon, we'll stop and sleep a few hours, if not, we'll go on to Cape May for a 4 or 5 hour break.  All for now.

More updates tomorrow.

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