or, more specifically, Severna Park, MD-Newport, RI.
Since I had been talking about it for awhile, thought I'd give an update.
It was a few days of ideal sailing mixed in with some sloppy, uncomfortable weather
, especially the second day offshore
on the way up near Long Island
- 10ft. quartering seas and 25-30kts. Fog
and rain to boot.
was great, Block Island even better. At BI we picked up a mooring
for $20/day (it was the weekend before season started).
Saw some dolphins
(spinner or white-sided - still not sure) and a sea turtle.
I installed an AIS
receiver before we left and can offer my wholehearted endorsement. Especially coming around Cape May at night, it was wonderful. I almost wish now I'd bought the transponder.
Oh, and for anyone who thinks a Tayana 37
is slow -- we had a 130nm day under sail alone on a broad reach.