Updated: Dec 1, 2019
Cape Cod Canal to Newport, RI (via Marion, MA and Cuttyhunk, MA) //
It's been a little over a week since we’ve been on the go. By now, we’ve crossed the Cape Cod canal, harbored in Marion, MA, tacked our way across Buzzards Bay, and endured squall with wind gusts of up to 40 knots while looking for safe harbor in Cuttyhunk, MA on our way to Newport, RI, our first big stop for re-provisioning and weathering the first Nor’easter of the season. All throughout, we have been having slightly choppy seas and 20-25 knot winds under a Small Craft Advisory that is STILL in effect until Tuesday morning, in the coldest October we’ve felt in years...
So we can't deny its been a bit of a challenge, but we knew we would be toughing out some cold weather and everything that comes with it during this time of the year. Nevertheless, after arriving in Newport, RI we have had some quality downtime, have been able to rest up from our all nighters getting things ready to go in Charlestown, and continued picking away at smaller projects inside the cabin like installing an inverter, which will allow us to charge our computer and other electronics while at sea, dialing in the dinghy outboard, which kept giving us problems since we got it running in Southie, and connecting the last solar panel on deck to the battery bank to optimize our energy storage onboard.
We are looking forward to more favorable (and milder!) weather this week, so stay tuned for details on our next destination! More on Newport in our next post!