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Brunswick, Ga to Bald Head Island, NC

We are both excited and a little apprehensive about our next leg of cruising. We will be doing two back to back overnights as we run offshore from Brunswick to Bald Head Island. The overnighter’s are always special as nighttime out on the ocean seems so peaceful. We are however always aware that traveling in […]

St. Augustine, FL to Brunswick,GA 2015

Day 1: St. Augustine to Fernandina: The Conch House Marina in St. Augustine, Fl. has been our home for the past month. Jeff’s Mom underwent knee replacement, so we have been helping out with the family chores while she recovers. Now that she is on the mend, we are anxious to get back out on […]

Stuart to St. Augustine 2015

Goodbye Stuart. We have had a great stay but it is past time to leave. Staying long term at marinas is not our cup of tea. The weather forecast for today and tomorrow is not good at all. Lots of rain and thunderstorms are headed our way due to a low pressure system in the […]

Mobile to Apalachicola: Jan. 2015

New Years Eve is spent with two other looper boats at Dog River Marina. Nearly Perfect, with Jack and Patty, is just beginning her loop. Saturday will mark the first day on the loop for them. They invite us to a pot luck aboard their boat along with Manatee, another Krogen, with Ted and Sarah […]

Chattanooga to Mobile: Dec. 2014

Saturday morning starts bright, clear, and cold as we push away from our slip at the Chattanooga Yacht Club. We have no traffic at the Chickamauga Dam and are soon through the lock and passing by downtown Chattanooga. Six hours later we arrive at Little Cedar anchorage where we spend our first night. With the […]

Getting Ready to depart Chattanooga Dec. 2014

Goodbye Chattanooga. The time has finally arrived for Idyll Time to start her migration South. The last couple of weeks have been busy getting ready to leave. After many trips to the grocery store, every nook and cranny is filled to the brim. IT looks great after a full wax job on her hull and […]

Homer ( 1957-2014)

We have some sad news today. Homer, our Blue Front Amazon Parrot passed away. Homer lived a good long 57 years. He traveled everywhere with us and was a good boat companion. He was truly a unique spirit. Our home will be empty without him. Nate, our Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot, will miss him more […]

Chickamauga Lock Closed

Our cruising plans changed abruptly today. The headline news story here in Chattanooga is that the Chickamauga Lock has been closed. While inspecting the lock, a crack was discovered in one of the upper steel gates. The lock was immediately shut down for a minimum of three weeks and maybe longer depending on what they […]

TN River Fall 2014

It has been a busy summer for Idyll Time and the crew.  Since being back at home on the Tennessee River, several small trips to downtown Chattanooga were taken.  Staying on the city docks downtown is certainly enjoyable and makes it easy to visit our city.  With only one lock, Chickamauga to transverse and less […]

Stormy’s Log: Aqua Yacht Harbor to Chattanooga

Stormy’s Log:   Hello again, my name is Stormy.  You probably remember me from my other log several years ago.  I am now 12 years old and I am spending the next two weeks with Aunt Susie and Uncle Jeff.  Let me tell you about my trip aboard Idyll Time with Sebastian.   My trip […]