May 25, 2013

Sailboat Bellissima from New Bern, NC to Shelburne Bay, VT 4/30/13 - 5/22/13

Distance and daily locations for Bellissima, a 42' sailboat, from New Bern NC to Shelburne Bay, VT 4/30/2013 - 5/22/2013. Bill Brown and Dave Usher, captain and crew.

From/To Distance (Nautical Miles)
New Bern, NC  - Norfolk, VA 180
Norfolk - C&D Canal (West) 197
C&D Canal   17
C&D Canal (East) - NYC 190
NYC - Troy Lock 134
Champlain Canal   60
Whitehall, NY - Shelburne, VT  63
841  (968 statute miles)

Apr 30 Tues  Set off into Neuse River to Pamlico Sound (ICW)
May 1 Weds  Albemarle anchorage (nasty NE winds; sailing until 2300)
May 2 Thurs  Albemarle - Coinjack Marina
May 3 Fri   Coinjack Marina - Portsmouth anchorage
May 4 Sat  Portsmouth Anchorage - Cape Charles Marina
May 5 Sun  Layover Cape Charles Marina (unfavorable winds)
May 6 Mon  Layover Cape Charles Marina (unfavorable winds)
May 7 Tues  Cape Charles to Cornfield Harbor anchorage
May 8 Weds  Cornfield Harbor anchorage- Poplar Island anchorage
May 9 Thurs  Poplar Island anchorage - Rock Hall Harbor Marina
May 10 Fri  Rock Hall Harbor Marina - Delaware Bay anchorage (Reedy Point)
May 11 Sat  Reedy Point anchorage to "18 Mile anchorage"
May 12 Sun "18 Mile anchorage" - Cape May, NJ anchorage
May 13 Mon  Layover Cape May (unfavorable winds)
May 14 Tues  Cape May to Sandy Hook anchorage (fish weir snarl 0415)
May 15  Weds  Layover Sandy Hook anchorage
May 16  Thurs  Sandy Hook anchorage to Haverstraw Marina 
May 17  Fri  Haverstraw Marina to NY State yacht basin (north of Poughkeepsie)
May 18  Sat  Yacht basin to Catskill Hop-o-Nose Marina (mast down)
May 19  Sun  Hop-o-Nose Marina to Champlain Canal, Mechanicville NY town dock.
May 20  Mon  Mechanicville NY town dock to Lock 12 wall tie-up in Whitehall, NY
May 21  Tues Lock 12 Whitehall, NY to Partridge Cove, 
NY anchorage 
May 22  Weds  Partridge Cove anchorage to Lake Champlain Yacht Club mooring in Shelburne Bay VT

May 24, 2013

A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall -

A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall - ""I don't know." "I don't remember." "I'm not familiar with that detail." "It's not my precise area." "I'm not familiar with that letter."

These are quotes from the Internal Revenue Service officials who testified this week before the House and Senate. That is the authentic sound of stonewalling, and from the kind of people who run Washington in the modern age—smooth, highly credentialed and unaccountable."

This story may be behind the WSJ paywall, but Peggy Noonan is right on target. She recommends that an independent counsel be appointed and a full investigation of the IRS politically targeting conservative groups seeking non-profit status.

I agree this is needed. If the IRS is targeting groups , liberal or conservative, unequally for special scrutiny when they apply for non-profit status, how can we trust the IRS in other affairs, particularly now that they have additional authority under ObamaCare?

'via Blog this'

May 6, 2013

Laying-by Waiting for Better Winds

At Port Charles, VA on Chesapeake Bay.

Nice day as wind moves to East from NE. Shower and clean-up later in the day, then dinner at Kelly's pub. Off early in the morning for Cornfield Harbor on the west shore of the Bay.