Chip Ford's 1974 Catalina 22 Restoration Project
Sail #3282  l  Marblehead, Massachusetts

Chip Ahoy's 2010 Cape Cod Cruise

July 21 - Aug 5, 2010

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I got Chip Ahoy loaded up at the dock with the help of my buddies Ace and Vaughn.  Chip Ahoy and I were back on the mooring and settled in for the night by sunset.  (July 20, 2010)

The next morning conditions looked perfect.  I was prepared and excited to go.

For the night I had the WiFi antenna hoisted up the mast, reception from the Palmer Cove Yacht Club was perfect.  It had to come down before departure.  The Origo stove was done cooking water for my "tea bag" coffee.  It was time for the cruise to start.

I was off at about 9 am.  It was a comfortable sail out of Marblehead (through some sort of regatta), across Boston Harbor's shipping channel, to Scituate.  (July 21, 2010)

Arriving at my reserved slip in Scituate, while trying to tie up at the dock with the "help" of a young dockhand I did the infamous split:  One foot on the dock, the other on the boat, splash. After picking my place in the harbor, I discovered the next morning that my knee was swollen -- big time unfortunately.  "Ice," Barbara advised me by phone, and a knee brace the next morning from the nearby CVS store.  It took a few days, but the swelling diminished; the knee brace is still with me.

I got a boating neighbor to take a photo of me -- turns out the only one of me along the cruise; darn, I keep forgetting to ask others.  (July 22-23, 2010)

Note that in all the photos that follow, Chip Ahoy is always the smallest boat among all the others.  I wonder why this is?

The US Coast Guard has a station in Scituate, pretty active.  I caught these guys heading out. Often they depart heavily armed.

This is the gap between slip and boat into which I fell.

Set to depart Scituate for Plymouth -- except for a little fog.  The Plymouth harbormaster advised on the phone that I stay in Scituate, that the fog was thicker in his harbor and its approaches, and they had big charter boats running in and out using radar.  (July 24, 2010)

For Chip Ahoy's complete log of the 2010 cruise, click here


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