After a couple of more days in Newport we moved up to East Greenwich to moor Nati while we headed north to Binnacle Island,Ontario Canada. Ray & Marianne operate a mooring field in this very protected cove and Nati was snug as a bug during the time we were away. Since nobody was around when we departed, our stand up board, "Bridget" was used to ferry me to and from Nati. It has turn out to be very useful.
So off to Binnacle Island.......land of pirates , food and other exciting things! A good time was had by all and if you didn't have fun........well you just weren't trying!!!
First .......Pirates! What do pirates do? Go on treasure hunts of course!!
|Pirates & Moms|
|They have "booty"|
Plenty of "booty" was discovered by Teagan & Evan. Everyone knows it's in their blood......
Plenty of swimming took place this year as the weather was hot and sunny. I do believe the grandkids have gills installed behind their ears.
|Atlas on the board!|
|sv Ambasadore is good for jumping off!|
|T&E along with Amy|
One day the wind was blowing and the tube decided to visit the island next door. Here is Susan to the rescue......
|Susan with a new outfit!|
We had fires almost every night and we missed "The Chief" and his firewood deliveries. Also I had to make fires most nights!
|Sparklers for the kids|
Saturday came way too fast and it was time to head back to "reality". The new "Shark-tooth Wedgie" is a great boat. One load back to Toaster Heaven and we had everyones gear to the cars. Thanks to Bob, Steph & Teagan for inviting us once again. It was tons of fun!!
|Shark-tooth loaded up|
|Our only rainy day....at departure!|
|The happy cousins|
So.......back to New England and back to Nati. The "kids", as in orchids survived their stay in the head and it even rained enough to keep the basil & parsley alive. All was well and the autopilot head/computer that we picked up on ebay worked when installed! Then back to Newport for a couple of more days.
|The motley crew|
|A movie and moonrise|
Tony & Judy, sv Lime'n were going to an outdoor movie night at one of the mansions and we tagged along. With them was also Tony's brother Tim, direct from England. We all had a good time having apps, drinking wine and watching a movie. Oh yea........check out the full moon. Not a bad setting!! We've included another picture of the giant ship, Brave Tern. We got closer for this one and we found out it is the ship putting the wind generators out by Block Island. A real monster!
Time to move again!......first to Stonington, the sail was deep with not much wind. But........we filled our water tank since we had one motor on. The next day's forecast was 10-15 with gusts to 20kts from the NNW. The run to the CT River was instead, upwind in 20-27kts with gusts to 33! Nati did many runs with speeds to 10.5kts and she is now covered with salt. This is what you look like after a salt water shower!!!!
|We had to open the starboard u-zip to see!|