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Update on Shipping Plans

Good News! We now have a nominated ship for the transport of Idyll Time to the Pacific North West. The M/V Happy River is scheduled to arrive in West Palm on April 27/28. The Happy River is one of the “ Big Lift” ships owned by The Spleithoff group, Seven Star’s parent company. The date […]

Waiting On Our Ship To Come In

Sorry we haven’t posted any updates for awhile but not much has been going on. We are still in Stuart, FL. waiting on” our ship to come in”, that is the ship that will transport Idyll Time to the Pacific North West. Idyll Time should arrive to Victoria, B.C. around The end of May. The […]

New Cruising Plans

Where do we want to cruise next? This is always a topic of conversation as we plan our yearly travels. Having cruised up and down the east coast for the past ten years, we are ready for a new adventure. The Bahamas are nice but to go further south down into the Carribean would present […]

Birds of a feather….

Nate and Primo had a special visitor this week while at Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart. Margo, an Umbrella Cockatoo, along whit her human friend, Michael, came over for a short visit. Margo has been in contact with us for several years as she wanted to learn about life aboard a boat in preparation for […]

The Haul Out

We ease Idyll Time into the haul-out well precisely at 9:00 AM, our scheduled haul out time at Cracker Boy Boat Yard. As the slings were positioned around the hull, Jeff and I departed IT to nervously watch as she is slowly lifted out of the water and onto the hard pavement. Although we have […]

St. Augustine to Ft. Pierce

We hope everyone had a happy holiday season. Our Christmas holidays were spent at the City Marina in St. Augustine while visiting with family and friends. We have stayed on the mooring balls here before but this was our first time at the city docks. We enjoyed the proximity to town and kept busy each […]

Bald Head to St. Augustine,FL

Bald Head to Herb River: After our overnight passage from Bald Head Island, we reach the outer mark for Tybee Roads Inlet and the Savanah River at 1:30 pm. We now have a decision to make. The seas are 5-6 foot on a 5 second period with 20 knot winds making for a very uncomfortable […]

Bald Head Island Fall 2016

It is hard to believe that our month’s stay at Bald Head Island has come to an end. The time went quickly. Staying in the harbor afforded us a front row seat to the beehive of activity around the Marina as everyone who visits the island must come by private boat or ferry. The ferry […]

Mt. LeConte

Over the past 10 years, November has been a month for moving Idyll Time south to warmer waters. The Atlantic ICW is busy with boaters of a similar desire. The waterway can be very congested and marinas may be full so reservations are always suggested. We have also used November to take a boating break […]

Ocracoke to Bald Head Island

Ocracoke to Morehead City: We time our departure this morning to exit Silver Lake just after the two car ferries depart. This way we won’t have to worry about meeting the ferry in the narrow and shallow channel. Looks like eight other sailboaters have the same idea. We delay and let the sailboats get out […]