Victory Lap Week 6/8 Monday May 9, wind forecast has Gale warnings on the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds. The swing bridge crossing the Alligator River will not open in winds 35 knots or greater, it’s been closed for several days. On the ocean, strong winds coming from the North against the Gulf Stream flowing North … Continue reading And Windy has Stormy Eyes
Victory Lap Week 5/8 Monday May 2, at 7:30am we departed Southport Marina along with s/v Revival with a favorable current. s/v Revival Wrightsville Beach Bridge Figure Eight Island Bridge A Belle loaf baked today Sunset TopSail Sound, where we anchored for the night. For dinner, pan fried Mahi-Mahi topped with marinated raw tomatoes with … Continue reading Onward Slowly
Victory Lap Week 4/8 Monday April 25, by 9:50am, we departed the Charleston Harbor Marina, heading north on the ICW. Charleston Harbor Marina Ben Sawyer Bridge Dolphin swimming in our wake, 10 second video with music We Anchored for the night at 5:30pm in Winyah Bay about 7 nm South of Georgetown, SC, which is … Continue reading Moving North up the ICW
Victory Lap Week 3/8 Monday April 18, anchor up by 9am tried to get the 9:30 am opening of the Wappoo Creek Hwy 171 Bridge. The current was bit too strong to make it so we slowed down and waited for the 10:30am opening. Wappoo Creek Bridge Arrived in Charleston Monday late morning greeted by … Continue reading Charleston, South Carolina
Victory Lap Week 2/8 Monday April 11, we departed Bob and Lynn’s by 10am. Cruising north, next stop New Smyrna Beach. We will anchor early evening. We anchored for the night along the ICW in an area known as NASA Launch Viewing-1. The Artemis I rocket was on Launch Pad 39B near the Vehicle Assembly … Continue reading Onward North
Victory Lap Week 1/8 Monday April 4, we are staying with Dan’s cousin Bill and Halle his wife for a few days in Deerfield Beach, Florida. We had a wonderful dinner with family, Dan’s cousins Cindy, Bonnie, Aunt Joan, Bill and Halle, Dan’s brother Marty and Nancy and their friends Michael his wife Tina and … Continue reading Back in the US of A!
Monday March 28, Day 1, technically when we reach 75.53W longitude, we will have completed our circumnavigation of the globe. This line runs through the Inter Coastal Waterway in North Carolina near the Alligator River and the Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. It is the farthest point East we sailed when we started this … Continue reading Completing the Circle!
Monday March 21, after the morning rain had stopped we went by dinghy to customs and immigration to check in. One form, no duplicate questions it was simple and quick, next we had show our QR code’s from USVI Travel Portal. No passports stamp, no checking in required when get to Florida, officially we’re back … Continue reading St. Thomas USVI
Friday March 18, Day 1, departed Port St Charles, Barbados at 1 pm. Wind 18-22knots, cruising 7-8 knots with main and staysail. Later, soft Tacos for dinner. North Atlantic Ocean Sunset 13 27N, 60 06W Received our PCR test results just before midnight as we were sailing near St Lucia. The internet signal was quite … Continue reading Passage to St Thomas USVI
Monday March 14, in the morning we pulled up anchor in Carlisle Bay, sailed a few miles north to Port St Charles Marina. We had lunch at the Pier One Restaurant in the marina, a restaurant bar and pool with sun bathing area. We met two couples from Canada had a great afternoon poolside together. … Continue reading Yo Ho Ho and Mount Gay Rum