Friday, August 16, 2013

Security Zone

The Coast Guard announced on the VHF radio that there would be a special security zone around the ferry Island Home.  They did not identify the route that the ferry would take, although they did give a time.  All mariners needed to stay 250 yards away from this vessel.    Don't you just know that Island Home, with it's 3 Coast Gaurd vessel escort turned out in front of us in Woods Hole.  Woods hole is a narrow channel with rocks on both sides and STRONG 3 knot current!  We were able to slow down enough to let the ferry and the escort get well ahead of us.   Below is a picture of  our track through Woods Hole.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


We stopped in Newport RI for a few days and spent almost 2 weeks there. Another captivating place that sucked us in and wouldn't let go.

The best part was the boat show. A constant parade of boats of all kinds, right past our free anchorage.
Here's just a brief sample...