June 9th: After a very long winter and spring, ORION was finally launched for the 2018 season. Projects completed included new cabin paint, touch-up hull paint, stripped and re-varnished coaming tops (eight coats of Epifanes), and new hatchboards (courtesy of Will Gilmore).
ORION is all tuned up and ready for this sailing season. In less than a couple weeks, my wife and a bunch of friends will be sailing with me to Essex for a few days, just like when we went back in 2016.
We took a trip up Selden Creek much like we did back in 2016. It’s a pristine, narrow creek separating Selden Island from the rest of the mainland. A beautiful place.
Since it was high tide, we took a quick tour into Lord’s Cove through a very shallow gap by the northwest corner of Goose Island. We then motored to the mouth of the Connecticut River and then sailed home. See more pictures at the Google Photo Album.
For a ton of pictures, check out the Google Photo Album here. Regretfully, I didn’t have many more chances to sail after that due to many obligations, but I expect to do a lot more sailing in 2019 - with many more pictures!