New specs for the Admiral…

Almost two weeks after her successful cataract surgery, Shelly now sports some new sunglasses.

I never knew that the replacement lens that they implant in the eye for this procedure is prescription, so corrective lenses are no longer needed for driving etc.

So, these are non-prescription glasses except for “reading”. She loves them and they look great. Also, they are “Clic”s. Meaning a magnetic bridge can be separated for taking them off temporarily, and a cord going in back around the neck keeps them secured. Perfect for boating.

What a day!

It all started with breakfast!

Then, as we headed out the Lindenhurst Cut we saw a Mainship 390… very similar to ours. POThe swim platform on this one is not typical; it’s shorter. An interesting change from the original design. They docked at Cedar Beach Marina… so we may go ashore to meet them.

Then we both jumped in for a while; the water was a very nice 72F.


The Summer Solstice just occurred a few minutes ago at 5:44pm ET. Longest day of the year.

More papers e-signed on the purchase of the Mainship this hour. The Internet service was not adequate out at CB Cove this afternoon. So we came back to S-Dock to sign… now heading back to anchor for the night.

Anchored back at Cedar for what might be out last overnight aboard this Shellerina. In a few days, maybe next weekend this boat will be transferred to Kim and Josh. So, we are getting our last licks in!

I have started working on an equipment list for them so they know what not to buy.

As the sun goes down, Shelly radiates with her inner beauty!

It is going to be a magical evening and morning here on the hook, our favorite place to sleep and wake!

Note that she does not need corrective lenses since her cataract surgery on Monday this past week! She uses ‘readers’ sometimes; but she is in great shape now, five days after cataract surgery. For those of you who don’t know, the man-made replacement lens that they put in with this procedure is a corrective lens, improving one’s sight in more than one way!

Pizza on the Magma Grill/Oven on the Starboard quarter.

Done to perfection!

Nice crunchy crust, great cheese and tomato sauce up top.

Is Moriches navigable?!

The east-west inside channel through Moriches, south shore of Long Island, was not navigable for several seasons due to shoaling. This made us have to go outside for a 47 mile trip from Fire Island Inlet to Shinnecock Inlet, which means needing to have ideal weather conditions for our small 27 footer.

Last year during Labor Day weekend at Riverhead, we learned from locals that dredging had opened up the E-W channel through Moriches! So that made our return trip a lot more relaxing.

Today, I have it on good authority that Moriches has NOT shoaled back up, and it is safe and open to make that passage on the inside.

I am posting this in hopes that people searching for safety information about Moriches will know they can plan trips through that area this season!

There has NOT been a lot of good information about this on-line. This is one guy trying to change that!

Be safe afloat!

Today: First cruise to “Sunrise Lagoon” in Seaford NY…

Nick lives with Desiree and her parents in Seaford; their home is on a canal (which is a challenging place to get to by boat) the canal’s name is “Sunrise Lagoon.”

We loved the hospitality, food, and birthday ice cream cake. Thank you so much! Because of the pandemic, months have passed with us not meeting Kirk and Nancy, Dez’s parents, until TODAY. The setting was perfect, as we could stay on the boat, and tie up to their seawall/dock which is right in their back yard. It was a perfect day for it.

Big Rain!

Safely anchored during some big T-Boomers! Fun to watch from a safe anchored spot. Trying to make our way to Seaford to see Nick and Desiree, and finally meet her parents!

“Scattered Thundershowers” means: Perfect day unless you are lined up with one of these T-Storms peppered across the map! Fortunately, they are fast moving almost all the time. So, find a safe anchorage, and wait a while, then back to sail plan when things stabilize.

We don’t mind it one bit!!! It is all about being close to the elements. We love it actually.

Here we are loving the setting sun and some fillet mignon, asparagus, shrooms.

Second look today at Mainship 390 in RI

Shelly and I took the Orient Point-New London ferry across to CT and RI today for a second look at this baby:

I love to see women at the helm of a boat! She’s my Admiral!

Prior to seeing this boat, we shared a great fish taco dish for lunch at McKinley’s Irish Pub next to the dock. It was, like, day 1 or day 2 that they were re-opened after the Covid-19 lockdown. We hope we are safe to have gone outside of our self-quarantine on this RI trip. But, we need to get on with our life’s dreams.