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Chip Ahoy's 2010 Cape Cod Cruise

July 21 - Aug 5, 2010

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Reaching the canal with the light SW wind and a slack current was easy; staring into the low sunrise was the biggest challenge. The railroad bridge was up and not a challenge either.

Even that early there was considerable company, all pleasure boats, counting on the flooding tide heading up to Cape Cod Bay at the other end.

Besides the railroad bridge, there are two other bridges that span the canal -- the Bourne and Sagamore bridges -- and a large display of overhead power cables. They are fixed, not a consideration even for the biggest ships that use the canal.

The power lines are near the east end of the canal, so when I saw them I knew we were almost out into Cape Cod Bay and on our way to Plymouth.

Soon the mouth was in sight, Chip Ahoy passed the Harbor of Refuge to starboard, then spit out by the canal on its opposite end.  (Jul. 31, 2010)

Leaving the canal and on our way up to Plymouth, and home beyond.

Sailing company on the way. Geez, Chip Ahoy is still the smallest boat around!

Approaching the entrance to Plymouth Bay, Plymouth and Duxbury harbors within, with Plymouth Lighthouse on the tip.  (Jul. 31, 2010)
For Chip Ahoy's complete log of the 2010 cruise, click here


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