The last two days days 4/7 and 4/8 have been nothing short of a whirlwind. We transmitted 207 miles, crazy water time. A lot more then our expected 40 mile days. However with the birth of our granddaughter a few days ago, COVID vaccine appointments set for 4/11, a great weather window we pushed hard and we are about 25 miles from our beloved Pawtuxet Village, RI
These past two days have been quite special for me in particular. Growing up on Long Island, NY I really never thought that I would be sitting so close to Lady Liberty on our own boat. Cruising the harbor and going up the East River past all the sights the city has to offer. A total surreal experience! Then transmitting the entire Long Island Sound headed to what I considered home Rhode Island until of course me moved to Pawleys Island, SC. I think I live on island time! Sure I grew up on the south shore of Long Island, but I spent my adult life in Rhode Island so it truly is home to me. I even have the accent. We will get some Lobstah when we are here. We have travelled 1002 miles so far and the last 20 miles was terrible. The seas kicked up and the waves were nasty. NOT what the weather apps said. But after looking at the tided and the wind which completely flipped direction we were hit with some real snotty water. We had spray going completely over our bow and roof! Welcome home!
So we will motor the last 25 miles tomorrow and start our 5 to 6 week layover. Then we will be on the loop again in late May early June. The boat is screaming at me, I need a bath inside and out. Some maintenance will be preformed on her as well. Our grandkids will be getting a ride, not the newborn of course. We will have a wonderful time visiting family and friends.