First Time Visitors

Posted on Monday 13 August 2012

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking my fellow twinless twins Anna Tse and Honey Langley out on s/v Pretty Gee. They hadn’t been sailing before so this was a new experience for them. I also had my friends Ken and Dottie Willits and Dave Cowles along for the ride.

Dottie, Anna, me and Honey aboard s/v Pretty Gee at the dock.

Dottie, Anna, me and Honey aboard s/v Pretty Gee at the dock.

We started out around 1400 and caught the 1415 bridge opening heading south. We motored out past the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier and then raised the sails and killed the engine. The wind was mainly out of the south, so we tacked down into Buzzards Bay.

Sailflow Wind Conditions For 2012 08 11 in New Bedford

Sailflow Wind Conditions For 2012 08 11 in New Bedford

After dealing with a brief rainstorm and sailing for a few hours, we turned and headed back into New Bedford and sailed back through the Hurricane Barrier and anchored just north of the wreck in the southwestern part of New Bedford Harbor and fired up the grill.

Detail of New Bedford Harbor Chart

Detail of New Bedford Harbor Chart

Dinner consisted of galbi (Korean beef short rib), olive oil roasted asparagus, vegetable kabobs (cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and onions), corn, and a mixed greens salad with onions and mushrooms. When I get the photos of the food from Anna, I’ll be posting them here.

Dessert consisted of Dottie’s lemon pound cake and my snack-sized cheesecakes.

We hoisted the anchor and motored back through the swing bridge. After 1815 at night the swing bridge opens on demand for marine traffic, so we didn’t have to wait very long.

I brought s/v Pretty Gee in to the haul out dock to drop off the ladies and Ken, then Dave and I put s/v Pretty Gee back on her mooring and rowed back to shore in the dinghy.


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