Crew Wanted for a Journey Down the East Coast on Mon Tiki
Ordinary Times readers and writers both:
After months of deliberation, my wife and I have formulated a plan for ourselves and Mon Tiki this winter, and you may have a part to play in our plan.
In mid-December Mon Tiki will begin working her way south in a combination of short coastwise jumps and Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) cruising, staring in Montauk NY and terminating as far south as conditions of time and weather allow.
Possible ports of call on the route are: Huntington NY, Brooklyn NY, Barnegat Light NJ, Cape May NJ, Baltimore MD, Annapolis MD, Norfolk VI, Orient NC, Beaufort NC, Wrightsville Beach NC, Myrtle Beach SC, Charleston SC, Hilton Head Island SC, Saint Simons Island GA, Fernadina Beach FLA, St. Augustine FLA, and others.
We are seeking crew for purposes of both collegiality and safety. Experience with sailing, boats, or navigation not especially required. Our sailing will be in either sheltered waters of the ICW or in weather-dependant near shore jumps. You will never be out of sight of land or cell phone range. Your time commitment can range from as little as day to a week or more. Sign on for all of the trip, or just a day here or there.
Warm clothes, good rain gear and the ability to enjoy self-inflicted discomfort a must. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from Mon Tiki.
Additionally, for those of you who cannot come sailing, I would like to meet as many of you as possible along the way. Boat don’t move very fast, what we’ll cover in a day you’ll cover in an hour by car. So for any of you living along the route, please do make an effort to get in your car and intercept us along the way, or even join on for a couple of hours. It’ll be fun!
Interested persons are encouraged to email me at david at sailingmontauk dot com.
Of course I will be chronicalling the trip here at Ordinary Times. It should be a wonderful, relatively low-stress adventure. I hope you’ll join me!