|05/25/08 - 8:00 AM - Dep. dock - headed out Manasquan Inlet
Sunday 9:55 AM - off Sandy Hook
10:30 AM - passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge
11:30 AM - through Hell's Gate !
3:15 PM - Arr: Milford, CT - Milford Landing dock
Today: 88.4 n mi - Eng: 7.3 hrs - Smooth sailing!
05/26/08 - 8:45 AM - Dep. dock - out into Long Island Sound
Monday 1:00 PM - passing Watch Hill, RI - wind SW 20
2:20 PM - off Point Judith - wind SW 25 - rough!
3:30 PM - Arr: Newport, RI - Newport Yachting Ctr
Filled Fuel tanks: 61.6 gallons
Today: 78.5 n mi. - Eng: 6.6 hrs.
05/27/08 - 8:30 AM - Dep. Newport - rain & fog, wind SW 15
Tuesday 9:35 AM - off Sakonnet Pt. - wind SW 20, seas 4 ft
11:50 AM - enter Cape Cod Canal - Whew!
12:40 PM - enter Cape Cod Bay, water temp 46* !!!
4:30 PM - Arr: Gloucester, MA - Browns Boat Yd.
Today: 94.9 n mi. - Eng: 8.0 hrs
05/27/08 - 8:40 AM - Dep. dock - wind NW 15, temp 52*
Wed 9:25 AM - out of Annisquam Canal, into the ocean
11:30 AM - Arr: Portsmouth, NH - Prescott Park dock
2:30 PM - Arr: Great Bay Marina, Newington, NH
Summer homeport of the Sno' Dog
Today: 36.8 n mi. - Eng: 4.5 hrs
|Spring 2008 - Florida to New Hampshire - Page 4|
|Arriving in New York City by boat is always a thrill, even without the WTC buildings, the Manhattan skyline is impressive.
If you look carefully, you can see the image in Kit's camera as he snaps a shot just like mine!
|The log of the Sno' Dog continues...|
|Kit coming on deck as we pass under the Hell Gate Bridge. New York City visible in the background.|
|Madison & Kit pause for snapshot in front of Sno' Dog at the Milford Landing Docks in Connecticut|
|Rounding Pt. Judith at the entrance to Narragansett Bay|
|Water Temp: 46.22 degrees, a lot colder than Florida!|
|A band of thunderstorms moved across Boston Bay as we neared Gloucester. Click on the photo and you can see them clearly on our new RayMarine E-120 with radar overlay in bright purple.|
|The Blynham Bridge at the entrance to the Annisquam Canal which cuts inside Cape Ann from Gloucester, MA|
|The LAST LOAD! After four weeks aboard, we unpacked at Great Bay Marina, Sno' Dog's home port for the summer of '08.
(Look carefully inside the cart - or click on the photo.)
|Here's a quick Summary of our northbound trip: Jensen Beach, FL to Portsmouth, NH|
|Total distance: 1337 nautical miles = 1538 statute miles
Running time: 141 engine hours
Duration: 26 days
Total Fuel used: 497 US gallons
| 51.4 nautical miles per day
5.4 (engine) hours per day
9.5 n miles per hour (of engine time)
3.5 gallons per hour (of engine time)
2.7 nautical miles per gallon of fuel
= 3.1 statute miles per gallon
|Surprisingly, this trip was more miles than our entire BalticTrip last summer - that total was a mere 1185 n mi.
Even though our speed was generally faster during this Spring's trip, our mileage didn't suffer too much. We continued to average well under 4 gallons per hour and run nearly 3 miles to the gallon. For a comfortable boat with a 15-kt cruising speed, we think that's Pretty Damn Good!
|FYI: We do plan to attend this summer's PDQ-U and Rendezvous in Rhode Island in mid-July where we hope to reunite with old friends and meet new PDQ owners.|
|One more thing: My article "A Baltic Adventure" is now in print & can be seen in this month's issue of PassageMaker.|
|Start at the beginning of our northbound trip:|
|Sno' Dog is now "Home" for the summer...|
|Averages for Trip:|