Fiona News Network
We are experiencing gale force winds in Nantucket, just when it will be prudent to leave is unclear, maybe Monday, maybe not.
We overnighted from Portland to Nantucket. All under power with no wind. Just as we arrived the heavens opened up with warm, heavy rain, the remains of hurricane 'Ian' I suspect. Now tied up in the Basin.
Fiona is at Fore Points Marina in Portland. We will pick up Walter on Thursday and leave to head south on Friday.
Fiona spent a night at Wiscasset and then rounded Cape Small to pick up a mooring at Sebasco Harbor. We plan to arrive Portland late on the 28th, where we will meet Walter who will crew for the trip home.
We sailed through the Sheepscot River to get to Wiscasset, a quaint and nostalgic town in Maine.
Fiona arrived in Boothbay on Saturday afternoon after a brisk sail with 20 to 30 knot winds. We are tied up at the Tugboat Inn if anyone wants to stop by and say hello!
Fiona encountered high NE winds after we left Provincetown, and was forced to scoot sideways into Portland. Unfortunately the jib tore so that has to be fixed. We are at Four Points Marine, and will probably be here for a couple of days.
Fiona arrived in Newport Tuesday afternoon in the pouring rain.
Fiona left Weeks yard on Saturday at about 1:00 PM but we had to go back and fix a lead in the exhaust pipe. Once we did get underway there was no wind and we had to power all the way there. We arrived at Block Island on Sunday afternoon.
Fiona had a second shakedown sail on September 3rd. The crew for the Maine Trip were on board, Brew and Jeremy plus stalwarts such as Walter, Bettina and Bruce. No trip canceling problems were discovered. One major problem is the generator has stopped charging....