Not a banner ride. Weather was overcast but the water was reasonable. However, within an hour after leaving Salem we broke the belts on the port engine (which we discovered once the "Engine Hot" alarms went off).
|The blue indicates our|
5 knots while Russ
fixed the belt.
That was a 45 minute delay. Which (unbeknownst to us at the time) would cost us 2 hours.
|Boston, on a cloudy day|
We got to the lock around 10:10 and were locked through pretty quickly. The next hurdle was the Tower A railroad bridge. Of course, while the bridge master tried to get us through quickly, the trains were an issue. We didn't get through until 10:37. We got to Craigie bridge right at 10:40. And they would not open. Even though they hadn't opened at 10:30 at all. Seemed unfair.
So. Unwilling to drop an anchor here (who knows what old cables, pipes, or debris is below us) we stood station. For 2 hours.
Not a great day on the water.