April 19th, 2010 - first launch of the season! Despite some launching mishaps, she finally got to her mooring.
June 8th: Sailed to New London and docked at the free floating docks by the train station, walked up the street and grabbed some lunch.
The wind was blowing 15-20 most of the time, so I was unable to get many other sailing pictures on this trip - I had my hands full!
July 17 - My wife Liz and I took friends and family to see fireworks out in Niantic Bay. Yes, Virginia, seven people CAN fit in a Mariner.
July 23rd: The first day of the Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet Rendezvous brought very light winds. Here I am motoring to New London.
Here are the three boats (#1922 ORION, #4096 GHOST, and #2714 DOG DAZE) in New London. We had a great time despite the calm wind and rain.
July 24th: Here I am sailing the following day to Bushy Point Beach, Groton. On this second day of the trip, Dan Meaney joined me in #2024.
Dan is anchored here with a friend having lunch before sailing back home. Check out the Google Photos album for more pictures.
August 31st - Spent most of the day sailing to Giant's Neck. Here I am anchored next to a beautiful catboat.
After lunch, I explored the nearby cove and marshlands in my Dyer Dhow. Click on this link to see more pictures from this day trip.
October 20th - Sailed around Millstone to Jordan Cove and hooked onto a mooring to read a magazine, listen to music and take a nap.
It was a wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon. Check out many more pictures in the web album.
November 2nd - Decided to take one final sail out in Niantic Bay before hauling ORION for the winter.
The "winter wind" had arrived, gusting anywhere from 5-15 knots and constantly changing direction. The windchill was 38.2º - it was cold!
After a two-hour sail, I decided to pack it in. Here I am motoring up the Niantic River channel.
Safely back on her mooring. Next week I'll haul her out, bring her back home and start the winter maintenance. Farewell to the 2010 sailing season!