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So Long Flor-ee-da!

Hearing someones engine rev to life can work as an excellent alarm clock. It’s a way of saying get up sleepy head!! Well, we heard that engine roar to life about 6:30 in the morning and you guessed it, UP and AT EM!  Shortly after seven we dropped…

So Long Flor-ee-da!

Hearing someones engine rev to life can work as an excellent alarm clock. It’s a way of saying get up sleepy head!! Well, we heard that engine roar to life about 6:30 in the morning and you guessed it, UP and AT EM!  Shortly after seven we dropped…

St. Augustine, Fl

We rose fairly early in the morning and raised anchor. We timed our departure to give us a nice push up the Halifax River and made great time for arrival at St. Augustine, 60 miles, 6 hours, thats 10miles/hr, not bad for a trawler. The Summer Wind felt…

The Sea Breeze and the Summer Wind

Our Second day and the weather is just glorious. There was a refreshing gentle sea breeze which kept us rejuvenated and deciding to go a little farther as the day progressed. Finally dropped the hook about 80 miles at Dragon Point near Eau Gallie, FL. …

Back on the Water

The last posting was in January and I guess since we have started our journey again we should let all our friends know what’s happening in our lives.The winter was glorious in our new home. We accomplished a lot of projects and had quite a few visitors…

Taking a walk through the Wetlands of Florida

A Green HeronEgyptian Geese – Non Native to Florida. They are from Africa Black Crowned Night Heron´╗┐White Ibis,, coming in for a landing´╗┐Glossy Ibis look below at what these guys were really perched uponThis guy uses camouflage,,, I bet you can’t …

25* degree drop in one day!

Friday, October 5th,Captain’s Log – Another beautiful day. Left Jackson Creek early in the morning heading for Portsmouth,VA. We have been on the Chesapeake many times and the last few days has been the best we have seen. Sometimes it can be pretty nas…

Piankatank,, pronounced pee-an-ka-tank

Thursday October, 4thFirst Mates Log:Heading out into the Chesapeake BayThe alarm was our friend this morning. We were a little worried about sleeping in so we did the unthinkable and set it for 7am. Well, I guess we know ourselves really well, because…

Chesapeake Bay

Sept 20 – Oct 3Captain’s log:Can’t believe we haven’t written anything on our blog for all this time. We have had a kind of tumultuous journey.We left Chesapeake City on a glorious morning with the Bay being as smooth as glass. Planned on anchoring in …

Chesapeake City, MD — What to do on a windy rainy day?

Tuesday September 18, 2012 The weather outlook for the east coast today was rather bleak. So, we decided that travelling just wasn’t the greatest idea. The Summer Wind was safe and secure on the town dock .Chesapeake City, MD forecast This Af…