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Our 1st Overnight

Left Savannah 1538, passed to seaward at Tybee Roads just after dark for a night passage to St. Mary’s inlet at Fernandina Beach. The passage went well, we alternated 2 hour watches and did manage to get some rest. Watches at night are not particularly exciting, the most challenging part is staying alert and awake. […]

South to Savannah

Today’s travel was from Beaufort, SC to Savannah, GA. We’re overnighting on the hook in Turner Creek, near Savannah, GA. Tides are working against us, especially with the section of the ICW we’re transiting. The section from South Carolina through Georgia has a slew of marginal depth areas that we can only run at high […]

Beautiful Beaufort

2815 After an overnight stay in the Ashepoo River, we arrived at Beaufort, SC at about 10;30 AM. Our overnight anchorage was very calm, and probably the quietest we’ve had. We went ashore on a local dock and gave the pups an opportunity to stretch their legs. We were treated to a beautiful sunset, and […]

Charleston

We arrived Charleston on Wed, to unseasonably cool weather. The passage of another frontal system has pumped air from the north well into the south. Charleston and the south in general is breaking temperature records as the relentless push of cold air continues. Low of 31 last night, there was ice on the dock. The […]

South into the COLD!!! Near Charleston, SC

2576 2572 So here we are at the beach in South Carolina, freezing our butts off! It was high 30’s overnight and it got up to a whopping high of about 55 today. In the 20 kt wind, it felt like 30. We’re anchored in Price Creek, a short creek that runs from the ICW […]

Wrightsville Beach

Arrived Wrightsville Beach around 1545 (that’s about 3:45 PM in Landlubber) Thursday. Great spot, nice roomy anchorage with good protection and holding, dinghy dock close by with great access to town and the beach. We’ll stay here a day or two to wait out another front passage that promises some more crappy weather and 30 […]

Bo-furt, NC

We departed Oriental at about 0840 for a short cruise to Beaufort – it’s pronounced “Bo-furt” as locals will tell you. There is another town by the same name in South Carolina that’s pronounced “Byew-furt”. The run was about 20 nm, so it was an easy cruise day. We passed some special-ops boats probably from […]

Oriental, NC

We spent a day in Oriental, the site of our 1st docking with Maerin when we brought her home in 2006. At that time we thought Oriental was a great spot to revisit, and we did that yesterday and today. There is a great marine consignment facility here, lots of recycled marine stuff. Some good, […]

Belhaven, NC

Updates are sparse for now and a day or two. Our Verizon broadband here in NC is not too swift, and there are no wi-fi access points available that are open, so more detail will be added when a better connection comes our way. We made the short 10 mile run from the anchorage at […]

Coinjock, NC

We made our way from Norfolk finally on Thursday as the low pressure system started moving off to the east. We had lots of company since everyone else who is southbound was waiting for the weather to moderate as well. There were 14 boats in our procession from Norfolk thru Gilmerton and the Virginia Cut. […]

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