We reached a major milestone a few weeks ago on the late November day when, upon completing the Erie Canal, we took a starboard turn onto the Hudson River, and headed due south toward New York City.
Where the heck are they now? We’ve settled into Riverview Marina at the junction of Catskill Creek and the Hudson River to work on our mast and rigging for a few days. Until now, we needed to have our mast down due to the low bridges throughout the New York Canals. Now we can convert from a motorboat and set up for sailing. We’re preparing a slideshow of our transit of the Canals – quite a unique experience! We expect to be posting that in the next week. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce a new page on our blog call “Whereabouts”. It’s an abbreviated ship’s log for Shirley’s Mom and all others who may be keen to keep track of our route. You can get to it from the top menu bar of our Ariose Notes homepage.
No, “on-the-hard” isn’t another reiteration of our grounding. We have almost gotten over that. It’s a nautical term to refer to boats out-of-water, and although Ariose WAS on the hard limestone for those few hours of pounding, she was still technically in the water, therefore not on-the-hard. Oops, I promised not to go there again – we covered that incident in more than enough detail in the Launching & Grounding posts. This Ariose Note holds no drama, no suspense, no cliff-hangers. Continue reading On-the-hard
Vegetarian consumed by carnivorous food locker!
How’s that for a tabloid-worthy attention-catching opener?
A couple of days ago, in our previous post, I dispelled any notion that we had launched Ariose, and were off enjoying the cruising life. Our summer has been consumed – literally – by
preparations, and Continue reading The Triangle: sides 2 & 3
We’re being asked: have we left terra firma yet? Let me just say that the triangle looms, daunting enough to cast jagged shards of anxiety deep into our chests, disturbing our sleep many nights. That may sound like we are well underway, about to leave the security of the Florida coast to cross the Gulf Stream and Continue reading The Triangle: side 1