Anchors Away! (really)

After our successful weathering of the storm in Red Bay in 2006, using only single anchor and a load of chain, we decided to go for the heaviest “ground-tackle” so Heroine would hold in big winds, we bought two massive 300kg anchors. They are designed …

Happy Birthday Michele

Tilghman-on-Chesapeake, 8/8/200938° 42.60′ N76° 19.75 W Hours logged: 4.5The girls en route to their Tilghman Island destination for Michele’s birthday. (Thanks, Mark, for getting the photo!)

Tupelo, Mississippi

We pulled into state park at Tupelo Mississippi and the place was empty except for one camper. It was a great place to do some hiking and chill out. We stayed 2 nights and cleaned out the car and organized our stuff again. We did not see Elvis or visit…

Tupelo, Mississippi

We pulled into state park at Tupelo Mississippi and the place was empty except for one camper. It was a great place to do some hiking and chill out. We stayed 2 nights and cleaned out the car and organized our stuff again. We did not see Elvis or visit…

North Channel (Jul 31 to Aug 11)

Killarney, founded in 1820 but only accessible by road since 1962, is considered the entrance into the North Channel. It is a small village but caters to boaters by having water access to many services – the LCBO (liquor store) has its own dock. Ment…

Inverted

Last winter, while visiting Michele’s parents, we went to the Grove City outlets north of Pittsburgh. I found a phenomenal deal at the Black & Decker outlet on a new-in-box 1000 watt inverter (model #VEC049DCB): $45. I could not resist. I final…

A Visit from Dick Vosbury

Word on the Bay is that Dick Vosbury (of Vosbury Marine) is the man to call if you have an old Volvo engine. I’ve been trying for quite a while to figure out a time to have him look over our engine in Mariner II. Lately, my concerns have been increas…

Arrival in Hokkaido, Japan

I am happy to announce that we have arrived and are “sitting pretty” in our berth in Hokkaido, Japan marking one of the final legs of the Great Siberian Sushi Run. It was quite a long passage from Kamchatka, Russia but not the longest we have ever mad…

Kamchatka

We are well on our way to Japan by the time you read this.  We have been out for three nights and have two to go.  I expect we will arrive in Hokkaido by late Monday or early Tuesday.

Russia was actually fun for us.  Completely the oppo…

Wet

Wye River, 8/1/2009 38° 52.98′ N76° 10.72′ WHours logged: 5.5We’ve just returned from a fun, and wet, trip to the Wye River for a BCYC raft-up. The club organized the raft up, planning to meet in the cove just east of Drum Point in the Wye River. T…