We had an exciting navigation class last Wednesday as it was an hour or so into our sail when we hear the voices on a whale watch boat out of Hampton. I was surprised to hear this so close to land and when we looked over at the boat, about a mile away we saw a whale come up. Not only that but there were many blow stacks all around us. On the way back towards the river we saw what we thought to be two other whale watch boats with whales coming up between them. At that point we decided to end our Navigation class and sail out to these two boats which turned out to be just a couple of fishing boats, with whales coming up around them. Since it was getting dark we decided to start making our way back towards the Merrimack River. Just about a mile out from the river we had our closest approach to what I assume was a Humpback. If you would like to see the video that I took check out Captain Ed's Facebook Page.
All excitment aside this weekend, on Saturday, I have room for one more person, as we plan to sail out to hopefully to the Isel of Shoals and back.
This Sunday I have some interest in both Basic Sails as well as a Family Hands on Sailing adventure. If you are interested in either of these sails give me a call at 508-451-0431 and we will fit you in somewhere.
Keep in mind I watch the weather constantly and do my best not to take any one out in less than favorable conditions.
This week the tides are also in our favor going out all morning then coming in for the evening, so we should be able to pick our times.
Some folk have been wanting to buy gift certificates, or to pay with a credit card, so with this newsletter I am now trying to offer away to buy sailing lessons and packages on line through PayPal. The coupons are at the bottom of the page if you are interested.
So to wrap up this newsletter, you can now buy sailing packages on line, summer is not over yet. With plenty of daylight for an evening sail, what a relaxing way to spend an evening after work.
I am ready to start bringing the Bella Donna to the town dock for rope handling and navigation lessons.
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If you are interested in getting in a sail this weekend give me a call at 508-451-0431 or email me at Captain Ed's Sailing
Many of you know that I have to follow the weather very closely and during the sailing season I get up in the middle of the night to check the RADAR and weather reports especially the Passage Weather site. The passage weather site is a site that we used, and found extremely accurate for the trip we made to the Virgin Islands in 2010. The passage weather site gives a seven day forecast but I think it is most accurate for a three day forecast. Pecking around the Passage weather site will give you a great idea what the weather anywhere is doing. The other site that I like to use is Maine Harbors, locally (New England) it will give an excellent report as well as tides and temperatures.