I found these pictures in my archive and thought they’d be interesting for others as well.
In preparation for the upcoming hurricane, Irene, in August 2011, we had moved Tioga to a mooring in the much more protected harbor in Lynn. However, as we felt uncomfortable leaving the boat unattended during the storm, I decided to stay onboard. But even that did not prevent the significant damage we had to get repaired. Tioga broke loose (the mooring chain broke) when I was down below. The boat drifted from the mooring sideways into an old dock that had a couple of large bolts sticking out. That’s when I found out I had problem and a couple of holes in the hull.
Anyways, after an interesting time making it through the tropical storm, we managed to get the boat to Crocker’s boatyard in Manchester and had it repaired.
Impression of the last leg back to Nahant
The group below completed the first round-trip to the Caribbean by bringing Tioga back from Bermuda to Nahant
The last video of our tour to the Caribbean and back in 2010/11.
We had left Tioga for 4 weeks on a mooring in Bermuda to sail her back when it’s warm again in New England and to make use of the long Memorial Day weekend. This was our by far calmest Gulf Stream crossing – no “weather feature” on the open ocean but the so far heaviest thunderstorms ever (close to shore; the remnants of the tornado that devastated areas around Springfield, MA etc – link). We ended up taking the sails down and drifted close to the Cape Cod shore – what a light show, very scary!
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Short summary of our return from the Caribbean to Bermuda. The trip was timed to coincide with Antigua Classic week (April 14-19, 2011).
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Impression of the 2011 trip back North to Bermuda
A group of 7 left Antigua and dropped Maureen off in St Martin. The remaining 6 continued on to Bermuda