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Home again…

We departed Ingram Marina at 0450, easily escaping the skinny water. We decided to make for Rock Hall in consideration of our early start. The Bay was very calm, winds out of the S-SW so we had a very pleasant ride. Rockfish season is in, so fishermen were out in full force. The radar screen […]

Norfolk to Wicomico

7244 Our press homeward continued as we left the basin at Portsmouth just after sunup. An early start helped with tides as we rode the incoming tide for much of the cruise, boosting our SOG to up to 8.4 kts. That’s just speeding along for us, we averaged just over 7 kts. We arrived at […]

Home stretch

We’ve spent the past few days pushing toward the Chesapeake. Our double overnight put us in Wrightsville Beach Saturday afternoon, we spent the afternoon there, with a trip to the fish market at Mott’s Channel and a delightful dinner of grilled swordfish steaks, snapper and shrimp. We departed the following morning, with anchor up and […]

At sea

7211 Beginning Tuesday afternoon, a very favorable weather window presented an opportunity to cover some miles. We checked with friends Chris & Joyce on Tuesday afternoon, and originally planned to leave Wed. AM early to head for Cape Fear. A later forecast called for north winds and seas in the 3-5 range on Wed. AM, […]

Back out to sea

Wednesday morning now, and we’ve recovered from our bumpy overnight, and met up with Chris & Joyce aboard Celebrate on Tuesday afternoon. It was old home week here at Brunswick as Don & Ellen aboard Sirius Endeavor arrived just ahead of Celebrate. Don & Ellen are Bella’s people, and Molly and Sammy both became very […]

Brunswick – a welcome respite!!

We cruised from Vero Beach to Cocoa on Saturday, leaving Vero by 0830 and arriving at the anchorage off Cocoa in time to make it to Oleander’s before closing. Oleander’s is the pastry shop in Cocoa Village, and we’ve become fans, making a stop there every time we’ve visited, to the extent that the shop […]

Back to the East and North….

Our trip back across the Okeechobee was uneventful, however WINDY again. We met up with Carolyn Ann, a Great Harbor N37 in Sarasota. They were dockside, tending to an injury Joe received in an argument with the anchor winch. Joe lost. A crushed little finger, some broken skin and a substantial bruise to the ego! […]

St. Pete

7181 7094 We arrived at St. Pete Yacht Club Thursday afternoon and were greeted by Uncle Glen, who had reserved a slip for us. He’s a long time member there, and kept his boat there. He’s since sold Present Time, and now enjoys participating in Predicted Log events, and has earned numerous prestigious awards for […]

Clearwater bound

We left Sarasota on Monday morning 4/5, bound for Clearwater where Barb’s cousin Becky lives. We arrived in the afternoon following a delightful day on the water. Travel inside via the ICW is interesting, lots of small boat traffic, but much of the waterway is slow speed. That doesn’t have a big impact on our […]

Ringling = Sarasota, Art, and The Greatest Show on Earth!

7052 Saturday, we took the #99 bus north to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The Museum is the legacy of circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mable, and the former 66 acre estate is now home to the art museum; Ca d’Zan, the mansion; a visitors center containing the reconstructed Asolo […]

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