Just another cruiser testing the waters. I've sailed/owned sailboats since joining the Navy
in 1965. I currently have a 42 ft aluminum cutter
built by the Metalu shipyard, Marseilles, France
in 1983. I've owned her, "Hazel Marie" since 2002 and have cruised up and down the east coast
a number of times, a handful of winters in the Bahamas
, and a passage
out to Bermuda
I'm contemplating a sail out to the Azores
this summer, and then to the Med after a month of sightseeing. I've read a few books
on this route
, Jimmy Cornell's Pubs have been helpful in selecting the route
, relevant charts
etc. Any advice from those who have "Done the Deed" would be welcomed.
Plan B is another sail up to Nova Scotia
, and then down to the Bahamas
for the winter. I'm home-ported at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD, about 60 miles south of Annapolis
, across the river from Solomons.
May all have "Fair Winds and Following Seas".