The Newport Boat Show ended on Sunday, September 14 at 5:00 PM. My Outer Reef friends asked if they could blow our Kalenberg (read as very loud) air horn as is traditional at the show's end. We immediately evacuated Kodi knowing that she would be upset by the noise. The horns never blew. Apparently New Englanders are more civilized than other regions.
|Outer Reef team|
Mike, Tracy, John, Geoff and Danny (Missing is Joel)
|Danny on the boat deck chatting with prospects|
|Crowds walking by Guided Discovery|
Three Cheers: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah!
|Outer Reef was brokering this 2006 75 foot Molokai Straights|
|Very impressive Molokai Straights pilot house|
|Tempus 90 foot|
Solid African Mahogany for only 5.5 Million
|The Furry Kid entertained passerby's|
Unfortunately, no sales were attributed to her efforts
|Blog follower _________ and John from Outer Reef|
|Scott, Lesley and Amelia joined me on Friday afternoon|
|Sunset on Sunday after the show ended|
|Show management removing the dock that locked us in|
|Passing Fort Adams as we depart Newport|
|A massive Newport Mansion, one of many|
|We pass the USS Arlington entering Narraganset Bay|
a 684 foot San Antonio Class amphibious transport dock
The crew is on deck for review
|Taking photos of Billy Black, the yacht photographer, as he photographs us|
|Guided Discovery off Cohasset at Sunset (approximately 7:00 PM)|
|We pass Minot's Light marking the reefs off Cohasset|
The sun set at 7:00 PM as we passed Minot's Light off Cohasset. At that point we were still approximately 12 NM and 90 minutes from Hingham. Time for a run in the dark. Well not exactly. Nautical twilight lasts another 38 minutes and provides some illumination. That got us to Boston Light, From there we were operating in the dark. We traversed Nantasket Roads, turned left at Hull Gut and ran southwest down the main channel to Hingham navigating with lighted buoys (great practice) and bread crumbs for security (chart plotter tracks from previous runs).
We arrived in Hingham at 8:30 PM. By 9:00 PM Pam and I were dining at Alma Nove and toasting a successful return trip.
Written by Les.