Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Back in the Chesapeake

The trip up the Delaware worked out well. After motoring around the shoals off Cape May, the wind slowly filled in and we ended up having the best yet sail up the Delaware on a beam reach doing10+ knots (in our opinion, the Delaware is best traversed as quickly as possible).  We did, however encounter a few ships along the way so had to stay just outside the shipping lanes… Read More

Block Island to Cape May

We ended up staying in Block Island for a few days. Initially because there wasn’t much wind for sailing, and then because squally weather was forecast for Saturday afternoon/evening, which we did not want to encounter. Therefore, we were able to relax a little, enjoy some more paddle boarding and walking along the beautiful sandy beach on the east side of the island, start planning what needs to done before.. Read More

Back to Warmer Waters and Farewell to William and Karen

The passage back from Camden across the Gulf of Maine to the Cape Cod Canal was much  easier than on the way there as there was no fog so we could see all the islands and the thousands of lobster pot floats long the way. The former had been previously obscured.  However, we had light winds for much of the trip so we ended up motoring most of the way.  We.. Read More

Camden, Maine

Maybe the photos speak for themselves … we enjoyed our time in Camden.  The photo of the harbor was taken from the State Park that overlooks the town during a short road tour of the area thanks to Tom.  William and Karen walked up to the same spot a couple of days later, burning off many calories on the way.  The photo of the yacht in the mist is Tom.. Read More