We are leaving Saturday at 6am. Destination St. Martinique. Weather permitting, the estimate is the crossing will be 7 days. The skipper says the first day or two it will be rough until we cross the Gulf Stream but after the temperature should get warmer and hopefully we should get steady northerly winds.
I thought this was a really cool visual of the Gulf Stream from wikipedia.org.
We arrived in Norfolk VA yesterday evening. We managed to slip in right before the worst of the Nor’easter storm hit the east coast. We spent 2 days motoring from Connecticut around Long Island and down to Norfolk. We hit 40mpg winds and 6 to 8 feet waves. It wasn’t very pretty but we made it in safely. The boat is awesome. T and I have a cabin and with toilet and shower just for us. We are 6 crew on board and did 3 shifts of 3 hours each. Basically everybody stays on shift for 3 hours and sleeps for 6 after. Here are some pictures of the boat.
We are in Westbrook Connecticut on a Swan 77. The boat is amazing. The plan is to leave today to Chesapeake Bay and stay there for 2 days to duck a storm going up North. On 10th we will head towards Bermuda and from there to our final destination St. Martinique. We will probably arrive on 18th or 19th and will stay a few days before we fly back to Salt Lake city to pickup our truck.
Change of plans! I connected with a friend who is working as a skipper. He needs a hand to do a delivery from Connecticut to St. Martinique in the Caribbean. We are driving on Saturday to drive to Connecticut to meet up with the boat. Will spend the Sunday and Monday helping prep the boat and will departure probably on Tuesday. The delivery is supposed to take 8 to 9 days. Fingers crossed there are no more hurricanes.
… You should see Teresa’s shopping list of anti seasickness pills 🙂