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Old 09-10-2010, 20:04   #1
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Solo to Block Island

Anchor down in New Harbor at Block Island. Was an excellent trip. I put 2 reefs in the main and let the whole jenny out (130%). I soon realized that I could shake out a reef, but didn't really want to leave the cockpit, so that's how we sailed. Saw the sun set while still an hour or more out. Came into the harbor entrance in darkness. Having a spotlight really helps, as does the chartplotter on the Droid.

Very easy to find a place to anchor. 1/2 the harbor is completely empty; the boats that are here prefer to be closer to the action in the south end of the harbor. Literally, I had the upper half of the anchorage to choose from. Here are some pictures.

Passing Montauk Light House


Block Island in the distance


Block Island in the distance -- same picture but zoomed-in.


Sunset


Getting closer to Block. It's getting darker.


The crescent moon setting.


Moonset. You have to look close, you'll see the crescent just starting to hit the horizon.



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Thanks remembered doing that from Henlopen. The worst was what you missed "Ambrose channel" and the fishing boats that dont track the way you want them too. Good job getting in that narrow cut at night its well marked but narrow. Im going back that way next year. If you enjoyed that you will love Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth island chain.
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Thanks remembered doing that from Henlopen. The worst was what you missed "Ambrose channel" and the fishing boats that dont track the way you want them too. Good job getting in that narrow cut at night its well marked but narrow. Im going back that way next year. If you enjoyed that you will love Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth island chain.
Sabray,

Cuttyhunk is one of my favorite places. Small, quaint, and you order lobster near the dinghy dock -- they'll have it cooked and ready for pickup that evening.

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Old 12-10-2010, 12:19   #4
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After you tied up did you make a beeline for Mahogany Shoals?
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We used to love Cuttyhunk, but they sure ruined the scenery with those moorings - the ones with the PVC pipe sticking 6 feet up in the air, so they can use a super short pennant and pack more boats into the harbor. Now the pond looks like a PVC forest.
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Haven't been to CH in many years any pics to post?
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