Meandering through North Carolina to Virginia

Greetings from the mouth of the Alligator River!  We are once again at Miss Wanda’s, the marina behind the Shell gas station!!  Assuming the predicted weather window, we cross the Albemarle Sound tomorrow and leave North Carolina behind… but that’s the end of our NC story,  the 2010 version of which really began about two […]

Kennebunk to Schenectady

Wednesday, May 5 – Day 12: Kennebunk, Maine north to Falmouth, Maine; Falmouth southeast to Schenectady, New York So today we got fuel for the first time since leaving San Diego. Read on… Eric’s cousin’s cottage in Kennebunk, Maine Downtown Kennebunkport, Maine Former US President George HW Bush’s estate in Kennebunkport. Since we had three […]

Welcome Gideon Pope

I was able to go to Germany and be with Kari Jo and the children before she had our new grandchild, Gideon on May 4, 2010. It was a happy sad time, a new baby is a happy event, Justin leaving to go on deployment the day after Gideon was born was sad. I am grateful to […]

Port Canaveral Florida – a short stop on our way north

Port Canaveral, FloridaThe cruise ship terminal parkingCruise ships leave from here weeklyOcean Club Marina directly across from the cruise ship docksA black bear Wayne spotted while we were cruising up the waterway in North Carolina, this was a firstA…

May 31 – Memorial Day

We headed out around 11:30 with no destination in mind. We knew Kenneth and Earline were at their place at Magnolia Beach, so we headed that way. It was a beautiful day, not too hot for South Texas on Memorial Day. When we reached the beach we were sur…

Life’s2Short 2010-06-01 12:12:00

New Bern and River DunesLate Monday afternoon, May 24th, Todd & I walked in to downtown New Bern and were immediately impressed by how clean and well-kept everything was. They have a wonderful downtown area with several nice shops and restaurants a…

May 28 – Sunset over Matagorda Bay

 

May 2010 – Memorial Weekend at GYB

Last Trade was the TMCA Memorial Weekend Cruiseleader to Galveston Yacht Basin. Thirty-seven boats participated, the final count was 17 power and 20 sail. Some of the boats headed down on Friday, May 28th and the rest arrived on the 29th. All had a gre…

Black Streaks On The Boat

If you own a boat, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Those grimy black streaks – I don’t even know what they are. But they are both common and annoying. Regular soap doesn’t get them off, the “black streak remover” they sell is expensive and no…

Memorial Day Weekend 2010

What a busy weekend!   The boat still had it’s winter grime, so Saturday morning, Lynda started cleaning the decks.  When we had purchased the boat, I had asked the dealer how they got the boats so clean and sparkling for the boat show.&…