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Oct 18, 2015 - A great first day of travel!

This was day 1 of our trip south. It started out cold (42 deg), dark (at 0608 hours) when we left the dock, but the sky was clear and the light wind was blowing us on our way. The first railroad bridge on the ICW was having maintenance done so it was opening only at 0900, 1100 and 1500. We wanted to make the 0900 opening which was the reason we left before the sun was up. And we got to the bridge with 50 minutes to spare. From there we traveled to the Gilmerton bridge which made us wait for slower boats behind us to get closer before they...

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May 1, 2015 - Almost home!

Since the last posting when we were in Fernandina Beach, we have been on the move. We left there with Outpost (we met Lynne and Bill in Fernandina) as a buddy boat. The weather conditions when we started the trip were benign so we put out the main sail to steady the boat in the swells and motored northeast. Toward mid-afternoon, the wind picked up a little so we put out the jib and motor sailed until sunset. At sunset all sails were furled (this is a safety measure…with only two of us on the boat we do not sail after dark). The winds...

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Apr 30, 2015 - The Last Leg....

This last entry will be a hard one to write. Our eleven years of cruising is coming to a close. We are coming off Chapter III and putting her on the market for sale. Arriving at the Atlantic Yacht Basin just after noon we were met by Jack Stumborg, President of this fine repair yard and our broker Chuck Grice from Virginia Yacht Brokers arrived soon after the offload began. The amount of personal and other gear that has accumulated is overwhelming. Some will go into temporary storage here in Chesapeake and the rest will be ferried up to...

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2014-15 Adventures

Apr 19, 2015 - Getting Close

From Topsail, we faced three timed bridges and a huge Marine Corps training facility along Onslow Bay. It is always a place of activity as helos and tracked vehicles maneuver along the waterway. This morning the Osprey tilt rotor was in action ferrying marines from the waterside to the land across the ICW. This aircraft took a long time to get into service, but from the look of it now it is well established part of the inventory; able to act like a help on the lift and tilt the big props to the front for fast dashes. The rest of the days...

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2014-15 Adventures

Oct 20, 2013 - Albemarle Sound to Pungo River

The Albemarle Sound can be a treacherous body of water. We had anchored near the Sound so that we would get an early morning start when the winds are usually lightest. As it turned out, we had plenty of wind. We had a quick, rollicking sail across the Sound…it was fun. Then we motored up the Alligator River and into the Alligator River/Pungo River Canal. The canal connects the two rivers; it is a straight, rather boring ride. However, we had plenty to worry about, so it was not a relaxing ride. At the south end of the canal is a bridge, the...

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Oct 19, 2013 - From Mile 0 on ICW to anchorage past Coinjock, NC

On day two of our journey, we left the anchorage at first light. As we motored through the harbor, we passed many tall ships which were tied up at various city docks and marinas. They were in the area for a schooner race. We had a good day of motoring; we got through bridges that lifted or swung open, under tall fixed bridges, and through the locks without any problem or long waits. After we got locked through Great Bridge Lock (there was about a foot of rise of water level), there was a crew regatta taking place on the ICW. A marine police...

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Nov 14, 2012 - Repairs have been made! We are on the move!

November 14, 2012 Leaving Portsmouth, VA to Coinjock, NC - N36:20.925 W075:56.934 Time Left: 8:30 am Temp/Wind: 50/44 Partly Cloudy – N 15 to 15 mph Hi All! We are moving once again…yay! It was determined that our torque limiter on the transmission was broken on Monday. Then we were told that there are no torque limiters in the U.S. We would have to get one from Japan. It might take three weeks to a month. Yikes! Thankfully, we called our friend Luis at Marathon Diesel Repair in Marathon, Florida Keys. Luis said he bought out a Yamaha...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Belhaven and Coinjock, NC

Traveling through a myriad of Rivers and Intracoastal Waterway cuts connecting rivers, sounds, bays & marshy areas. We came within miles of Kitty Hawk, Rodanthe, other well known places but we stuck with the little known marinas...Coinjock, where Roger got his fly swatter 20 years ago when he first made this trip. Hey, it's kinda nice here in Coinjock. And they gave him a new fly swatter when he told them his story.

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