Maine or Bust!Posted: May 1, 2006
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Off to the Bahamas and a night crossing of the banks entering at Riding Rock and ending up with Pacific cruising friends (Mary and Rick on TRANQUILITY) at Rose Island for a night, then off to meet the Bynums in Spanish Wells. We cruised with them for the next three weeks before jumping off to Bermuda the third week in May. We motored for a couple of days and then had almost a perfect NNW wind and calm seas to make up for lost time the last two days.
Bermuda continues to be a great stop and you're always made to feel welcome. We were stopped there by Hurricane Albertous for an extra week so we moved around to Hamilton and took advantage of Ted and Rachael Gosling's incredible hospitality. CHEWINK and a bunch of Bermudians sailed over to watch the Bermuda Dinghy races and had fun watching the three we had built perform.
A fast and easy trip up through the centennial fleet of the Newport-Bermuda Race brought CHEWINK home after seven years. Entering Buzzards Bay is always a thrill after a long time away and New Bedford/Fairhaven is an excellent place to clear in.
CHEWINK is now in the shed torn apart but in the final stages of a re-fit that started with a new engine and has ended up digging into most of the twenty year old plumbing, wiring, and machinery. It is nice to be home for the winter and bother everyone at the yard--something like a bad penny.
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What is Cabot's Log?
The following log and pictures are from Cabot and Heidi aboard CHEWINK, their Lyman-Morse Seguin 49 which Cabot built in 1987 and has sailed more than 62,000 miles. The log follows them as they began their second circumnavigation in 2000 through their current adventures in the Caribbean.