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The Cruising Village 2021 - LEADERBOARD

RoRC report from Maine to the Dry Tortugas

by RoRC's Bill and Grace Heaton 19 Jun 19:16 UTC
Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas © U.S. National Park Service via Wikipedia

In our last RoRC Report we were enjoying a beautiful summer in Maine. We were really hoping that the Canadian border would open and we could make a run to Nova Scotia but alas that never happened.

That didn't stop us from heading as far "Down East" (a term from the old sailing days heading downwind in the prevailing south-westerlies) as we could, coming within ten miles of the US/Canadian border at Cross Island, Maine. We remained in Maine until late October missing the first snowfall by a week!

We had a sporty sail down to Annapolis on the back of a passing hurricane way out in the Atlantic. We spent a month in Annapolis provisioning and performing some boat maintenance before continuing down the coast to Florida where we are currently waiting in the Dry Tortugas National Park for weather to Mexico.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of the Ocean Cruising Club.

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