Sailing to the Caribbean – the prequel

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Welcome to our blog This blog was really a long time coming. I wanted to do it a long time ago but didn’t have the means to do it without involving other people. So I was hoping now, on the tenth anniversary of our crossing from Miami, to put this together for those of you […]

New York Harbor to the Chesapeake – Erie Canal Part 4

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After anchoring inside the hook at Sandy Hook where we reminisced over our trip down from the Great Lakes to New York Harbor, we left the protection of Sandy Hook only to find ourselves motoring through a fogbank. This sensation was new to us and without the benefit of radar we felt really uncomfortable and […]

Erie Canal – Part 1

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Heading into the Erie Canal — One of the most pleasant cruises we ever undertook was our trip on the Erie Canal. It was one of those “steps” we took in the long series of steps toward getting down to our Caribbean destination. At the time, we viewed it like a stepping-stone in getting from […]