Wednesday, November 21, 2012

East Greenwich, RI to ....

Sorry about my last blog it was a little late and out of date. It took me a while to write it and then I kind of forgot to post it.

Once we found a house we cast off the lines and set out for 2 weeks of cruising New England. We explored MA and the cape for about 4 days before doing an overnighter to Tenets Harbor, ME. We loved exploring Maine, climbing on the rocks, playing in the tide pools and collecting lobster buoys. We spent many days in little coves, happy to be reunited with Maine's beauty. And I'd like to say, we took the plunge (literally) and jumped in 60° Maine water. It was CCCCOOOOLLLLDDDD!!!! We also swam in a fresh water pond that wasn't nearly as cold. We slowly wandered up to Buck's Harbor, which is about as close to home as it comes, this being the 5th summer we've spent up there. We only spent one night at every place we've been in the past week and a half except for Buck's Harbor where we spent three days. We went from Buck's to Providence Town, which was an another overnighter, and finally back to where we started, East Greenwich, RI. Now we're landlubbers, living in a house and all, but we still visit Borealis every weekend. Today was Dad's first day of work. The trip was sooooo much fun and I hope to go on another one. It was (by far) the best year of my life!

Cape Fear, NC - East Greenwich, RI


Wow, we've been in the US for 2 months and I already want to go back to the Caribbean. I like the US, but I prefer warm places and clear water. From Cape Fear we traveled up the ICW and went to numerous marinas, (I like quiet anchorages better than marinas) and even passed the largest naval base in the world. I thought the ICW was boring, lots of motoring, long days, and tiny, river-like canals. There were some fun places here and there though. One such place was Oriental, a small shrimping town in NC, which had very friendly people, and an awesome restaurant called M&M's. They had shrimp and excellent potato skins. Potato skins are potatoes stuffed with cheese, bacon, and spices. YUMMMMM! We went all the way to Deltaville and hauled out of the water. Dad did bottom paint while Remi and I did schoolwork and played with our friend Celia. We met her last time we were at Deltaville and couldn't wait to see her. After that we went offshore to Block Island, RI which took 2 days. When we were done exploring Block Island we went to Newport, which was fun. It was fun because there were lots shops, there even was a Panera, one of our favorite restaurants. It's a little cold for us, though. From Newport we went to some small 'town-less' coves before going back to the place we started from, a Brewers Marina in East Greenwich, RI. I'm looking forward to being able to go to an air conditioned mall. We picked up our car and are going house hunting before going cruising in New England.

To all kids who are out of school, HAVE A FUN SUMMER!!!!!