|Sno' Dog Comes Home!|
|Sno' Dog arriving back to the USA aboard Sevenstar's m/v
Slotergracht - having just passed under the Newport Bridge
|The Slotergracht arrived on September 17th right on schedule. As we watched, she cruised under the Newport Bridge then slowed and dropped anchor in Middletown, RI - just off New England Boatworks. A launch took us out to the ship, and we climbed aboard our boats. Within minutes, Havin' Fun, with Rob Bazinet aboard, went over the side; 20 minutes later, it was our turn. Total unloading time for the two of us was less than 45 minutes! (Havin' Fun & Sno' Dog were the only PDQ's unloaded here - the rest continued on to Jacksonville, FL.)|
|Six of our seven boats are visible in this photo taken as the m/v Slotergracht entered Rhode Island's Narrangansett Bay.
Sno' Dog is in the lower right - with a noticeably blue bottom. (Aerial photography courtesy of Sevenstar Yacht Transport)
|"Baz" heading out in the launch to the Slotergracht|
|Havin' Fun quickly goes over the side into Narrangansett Bay|
|Sno' Dog is next off the deck and into the water|
|Here we are heading north in the calm waters of the Annisquam River (which cuts off the rough waters around Cape Ann).
In the distance is the Atlantic Ocean. Newburyport lies 10 mi. north, Portsmouth about 25. Our adventure has come to an end!
|A couple views of the Slotergracht taken from Sno' Dog after launch.|
|My mother, Margaret Strawbridge Clews who celebrated her 88th birthday last February, joined me for the trip north to Portsmouth, NH. On our first day, we encountered 20-knot northeasternly winds, so we holed up in Sakonnet Harbor. Next day, we ran north through the Cape Cod Canal to Scituate, MA then across Boston Bay to Gloucester. From there, it was a mere three hours - through the Annisquam Canal to our home port of Portsmouth.|
|Sakonnet Point light at the entrance to (a rough) Buzzards Bay|
|Time for some wine and cheese in scenic Sakonnet Harbor|
|Mom steering through the Cape Cod Canal. If you click on the photo you can see our boat on the chart plotter screen.|
|We stopped for a peaceful lunch in Scituate, MA - then with calming seas, we proceeded on across Boston Bay to Gloucester|
|Sno' Dog is now resting comfortably at her mooring at Great Bay Marine in Newington, NH. Her log now shows a total of 4455 nautical miles under her keels - that's 2935 more miles than she had at this time last year before we headed south for the winter. It certainly has been a busy and rewarding year! HMC 09/25/07|
|Click on the small photos to see a larger image.|