Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wickford Cove Fall Sunset

Another spectacular Rhode Island fall sunset, as witnessed aboard sailing vessel Event Horizon while on her home mooring.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kiting for Google

Google Maps & Google Earth have added new imagery from a kite! A sailor on a five-year sailing trip around the world has been taking photos using a low flying kite. He has an arrangement with Google to overlay his photos, which have a much higher resolution, on the satellite images used in Google Maps and Google Earth. Very cool.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Beat from Block

Despite numerous trips to Block Island over the years, it never fails that one direction will be pure pleasure and the other passage a torture cruise. On this weekend it was the trip home that seemed like it would never end. 30+ nautical mile beat to weather in 30-knots of wind. And lots of saltwater over the bow.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Block Island Fall Sail

S/V Event Horizon sailing in Block Island Sound on Saturday, October 2nd--an idyllic New England fall sail from Narragannsett Bay to Block Island. Photo credit and thanks to Philip Brennan for catching this shot with his cell phone while crewing aboard S/V Martina.

Our cruising companion, S/V Martina, a Swan 44 off Block Island.

Upon arrival to Block Island's New Harbor we discovered most of the rental mooring balls removed, further proof that the sailing season is coming to a close.