Below shows our routes over the past and next few days, from Albermarle Sound to Elizabeth City, through the Dismal Swamp on up to Norfolk. It was a short trip, thank God, to Elizabeth City from Alligator River across the Albermarle Sound (named for the Duke of Albermarle, if you care). We had fairly good … Continue reading 4/5/18-4/6/18 Alligator River to Elizabeth City to the Dismal Swamp
Warning: as will become patently obvious, I'm still working on how best to show the logs of our voyages. The app I'm trying to use, Nebo, turns out to be kind of clunky, so I'm reduced to taking edited screen shots. Perhaps I may be reduced to actually paying for an app instead of using … Continue reading 4/3-4/4/18 From shrimp boats to Dowry Marina—oh never mind. On to Alligator River…
We thought we would stay at Beaufort, NC for a day or two because it looked like (and we'd been told) it was a charming town. We passed by their popular maritime museum on our way to dinner, there were several good restaurants according to Yelp, and we were right downtown with access to everything. … Continue reading Beaufort, NC to RE Mayo docks
We left Wilmington yesterday morning, not really sure where we'd end up that night. As we proceeded south down the Cape Fear river, we passed by two new HUGE cranes on the Zhen Hua, a boat specially built just to transport them. The cranes must've been shipped from China thru the Panama Canal all the … Continue reading Our First Anchorage!
If you click on the link below, you will see (please God) the log of our trip to Wilmington from North Myrtle Beach: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PISK35-FdxM4ngp_wPwDZ6Pi_qNeu47o This will be a short post, because really, nothing very exciting has happened. We had an uneventful trip from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington; conditions were cool and windy, but significantly warmer … Continue reading Cape Fear River, and Wilmington, NC
I'm looking for a simple way to show our track as we proceed. In the meantime...
To those of you haranguing me for not writing recently, I am sorry. I feel as if there were not enough interesting or funny occurrences to regale you with, and then realized that maybe that means we are improving! Perhaps David and I have calmed down regarding our sailing abilities, and have progressed from screaming … Continue reading Lady’s Island to St John’s (65 miles), St John’s to Georgetown (70 miles), Georgetown to Osprey (32 miles)
Day before yesterday, we moved 2 miles east, from the Downtown Beaufort Marina to the Lady's Island Marina. What a great idea. While we enjoyed being located in the heart of the historic and quaint, if somewhat touristy little town of Beaufort, the marina staff had put us on the outer end of their fuel … Continue reading 3/17/2018 Lady’s Island, SC—we finally get warm.
Featured image is of HUNNY! (For no other reason than that she's so cute). Although we've only traveled about 150 miles or so since St Augustine, it's taken us over a week to do so--obviously we are not breaking any speed records. Brian (my brother) left by car right after we did from Brunswick, and … Continue reading 3/14/18 Brunswick to Delegal (Savannah) to Beaufort, SC
We awoke our first morning in Brunswick, Georgia, to find a new friend waiting—a manatee! The weather turned cold last night (probably in the lower 50’s) and we think the poor thing was hanging out in the shallows of the marina, looking for warmer waters—manatees are extremely sensitive to cold water, and often congregate around … Continue reading 3/6/18 Our new friend