One Night’s Watch, or How Flies Time Sept
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Posted: September 29, 2000
One Night’s Watch, or How Flies Time
September 29, 2000
Newport, Rhode Island
N 41 29.154 W 71 19.244
by Douglas Bernon
The weather helped us decide when to leave Maine. One morning, Bernadette awoke with a wet face and we thought that there was a new hatch leak over her head. But good fortune prevailed; it was only the condensation of melting ice. Overnight, the air temperature had dropped to 30, and the temporary hatch-glacier above us was dripping in the warmth of the rising sun. Two days later our barometer showed the air pressure had climbed 24 millibars in 30 hours as a northwe...... Read More

And The Show Goes On September 22, 2000
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Posted: September 22, 2000
And The Show Goes On
September 22, 2000
Newport, Rhode Island
N 41 29.179 W 71 19.235
By Bernadette Bernon
There’s a high commandment of the theater world mandating that, no matter what personal calamities may befall the actors, the show must go on. Onset of pneumonia? "Just please take as many antihistamines as you need," I heard a director say once, "and let’s get on with it here, all right people?"
A broken bone in your foot? " Here," said an actor to a fellow dancer. "Wrap this ace bandage on tight, take some aspirin, and try not to limp....... Read More

Red Fleece and Greasy Sweatshirts September 14, 2000
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Posted: September 14, 2000
Red Fleece and Greasy Sweatshirts
September 14, 2000
Rockland, Maine
N 44 06.086 W 69 06.065
By Douglas Bernon
Today we’re bobbing in the harbor at Rockland, Maine, seeing our friends Charlie and Kate, topping off the fuel tank, and running a few errands while we await a predicted high-pressure system that should swing the winds from the south more to the north and give us a smoother ride 160 miles down to the Cape Cod Canal and on to Newport. Replacing the sounds of songbirds of Down East is traffic noise. Replacing the comforting sounds of foghorns are jackhammers and the backup be...... Read More

East Of Schoodic September 8, 2000
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Posted: September 08, 2000




East of Schoodic
September 8, 2000
N 44 29.055 W 068 09.601
By Bernadette Bernon
It’s been a good week on Ithaka. Last Friday, we left our borrowed mooring on the beautiful Skillings River, for the first time in a while shipshape, fully e-mailed, our pantry restocked from the Ellsworth markets, and updated with newspapers. As you keep moving east, sometimes you can only buy the Sunday New York Times on a Monday or Tuesday, if at all. And then, suddenly, there are no places to buy newspapers, or anythin...... Read More

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