Friday, June 4, 2010

Misery Island, Salem June 4, 2010

On June 4, 2010, we had a great sail to Salem, where we met up with our friends Buzz and Marcy on S/V Emeraude. They live on a mooring on Emmy in Salem.

We rafted up on the north side of Misery Island, and had a great evening.
It was great to see them again, and Misery Island is one of my favorite spots, especially if it is not that crowded.
One word of caution though. If you drop the hook, or grab a mooring on Misery Island, I would suggest that you stay away from being close to land. The mosquitoes can be quite a bunch. We always carry big Citronella candles with us. They provide great mood light and keep the mosquitoes away in the evenings
Next day, Buzz did have to do his annual "Replacement of the alternator belt in the middle of the Ocean" routine after we towed them out into the clear. Then we sailed back to Boston to celebrate our combined belated birthdays, as well as the beginning of the season.
That party may make it into the blog when I have time. In the meantime, we had the absolutely perfect wind sailing from Salem to Boston. I could not resist doing this video to KD Lang's rendition of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen .

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