Our Mission: To boldly go until we are no more!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Haven Interlude

We are now anchored at Vineyard Haven (41d27.87'N, 70d35.65'W, 14 ft) on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusets the largest island on the East Coast not connected to the mainland by a bridge. It includes Cappaquiddick where Ted Kennedy drive off the road killing his 'passenger' and is the summer home of many affluent New Englanders. We hope to beat these summer crowds when the population swells from 15,000 to 75,000.

Statistics from our passage:
Total miles thru the water - 650 nm
Time underway - 79 hrs
Time motoring - 43 hrs
Farthest 24 hr run over bottom 0300 6/22 to 0300 6/23 - 264 nm (with help from the Gulf Stream) 203 nm thru the water.
Top Speed Over Ground - 15 kn
No Fish Caught

Notable was the US Navy doing exercises all around us including a buzz from a helicopter at night.

Today we plan to begin exploring ashore and search for a current cruising guide.

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