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Old 07-08-2012, 12:46   #1
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Aythya Southbound from Maine to Florida - Spliced from Livingaboard.com

By request and for those colonizing here from the former "Liveaboard Forum" we'll resume our account of cruising from Florida to Maine beginning April 22. This is not meant to be a "blog", but an interactive sharing of ideas and photos. When more of the remnant "livingaboard.com" members are here. I would post in another more appropriate location for cruising grounds. We turned around at Bar Harbor and we're poking about averaging less than ten miles a day to, now, Rockland Harbor. We were off on our new folding Dahons today. We need the appropriate accessories for thes "circus" bikes,- maybe a yarn wig and a red rubber nose!
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WOW! I guess I found the right forum. Yes, I was following (and enjoying) your travels on the now defunct "Liveaboard Forum."
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Hi Capt. We're now based in St. Augustine. Hope to see you this fall or winter.

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wait.. April?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:47   #5
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wait.. April?
Yes, we left slip A-1 April 22nd. We had a plan to reach Boothbay today, but the fog was close and heavy 'till afternoon and this didn't give us a comfortable window as "cockpit potatoes"!
Tripod & Ballenxj,- thanks for the posts!
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and here I thought you'd already turned around and were headed back for that thanksgiving dinner.

I just checked a map... that looks like some pretty country up there. How far back in those fiords can you get? Looks cozy, if a little cool for my tastes
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Capy. Force, glad that you landed here and are continuing to post about your trip. We hope to take a similar trip hopefully next year. We bought a new-to-boat in April and we are getting it cruise ready.

Keep the posts coming. We really enjoy them.

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We were off on our new folding Dahons today. We need the appropriate accessories for thes "circus" bikes,- maybe a yarn wig and a red rubber nose!

We've found our most important bike accessories to be a solid luggage rack -- to which I can strap a milk crate -- and a backpack. No huge clown shoes required

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We are working our way across the Erie Canal, We are using folding bikes as well, dahon and bike friday, but we purchased off Craigslist in Florida a child folding trailer. It folds flat, has a third wheel for stroller use for those Marinas that don't allow bikeS on the dock and allows us to get diesel, water , food and supplies without a car or taxi. We originally got it for the dog but now it has proven too useful. It's A Columbia we got for 60 bucks. Just be sure to get one that has the stroller handlebar. We take chairs, ice chest and umbrella for events a s well. No more than one Jerry can at a time though!
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Re: Aythya Southbound from Maine to Florida,- Spliced from Livingaboard.com

When I was eleven my best friends were those that shared the trials of camping trips,- wet, bugs, little sleep, encounters with beasts. Yesterday, Nancie and I cruised from Tenants Harbor to Boothbay Harbour through what first looked promising, but turned into a very thick fog for traveling. We spent the day with Nancie at the helm and myself "plastered" to the radar screen with the paper chart in my lap. Our Schipperkye stood watch on the deck and barked at other boats. I matched radar targets with cans, nuns and rocky islands on the chart while Nancie confirmed their presence on the GPS. Our dog, Zorro, barked at all the lobsterman's boats, but we usually recognized them by their staggered path and loud engines. Other sailboats and motor vessels were encountered and avoided, usually with a point where we share a view, but sometimes never seen within a distance of 0.15 miles. Nothing that Nancie and I share contributes more to the strength of our marriage than completing a days passage with the dependance on each other and the confidence that results.
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Ok, touching story, and another great lesson on why cruising is the good life.. but I love the mental image of zorro up there barking what's left of his tail off while you two hope to get no closer than hearing range. Sounds a bit stressful, but I'm still jealous as all get out.
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Wow, The fog Sat. night was so thick down in Portsmouth I had to use an ice scraper to find the salt water. Monday should be a good day.
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After turning back south at the Porcupines at Bar Harbor we left Maine by way of Boon Island Light....



...We've been collecting the views of some vanes on Nantucket & Martha's Vinyard,- 'off to Newport tomorrow! We've had a beautiful week without fog!
We're thrilled to continue finding more people joining from the former Livingaboard.com site!
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CaptForce,
I am glad I found this post. I knew you were a Mod but did not see any traveling posts like at Liveaboard. Glad you are doing well and enjoying the trip.

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You're gaining on us...Leaving LIS next week thru NYC, slowly on the way to Annapolis for the shows
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