Fiona News Network
Fiona was hauled out Friday and is now resting in her usual spot at the west of Weeks yard. I removed the anchor windlass, it had suffered on the foredeck for nearly 40 years. Replacing bearings, and seals and painting it will be a good winter job in the basement.
Fiona arrived at Week's yard today after waiting for high tide in the Patchogue river.
We are still stuck in Nantucket, but it looks like a window will open Thursday for the leg to Long Island. Walter had to fly out yesterday due to the pressure of work however, he got a chance to tour the wonderful whaling museum before he left. Fair winds, Eric ...
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.