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April 2-3, 2011 Georgetown, SC

  April 2-3.  Left the docks of Charleston at 7am before the winds can make casting off more challenging.  There is no protection here and it’s prudent to be careful with the winds pushing at our dockage.  As usual the Capt’n makes it look easy with his “Lenny” method (bow forward into the dock making […]

March 31-April 1, 2011 Charleston, SC

  March 31-April 1.  Weather is questionable, but we’re heading out — t’storms chances are minimal and should not hit until after we dock in Charleston.  If we’re not lucky, there is a plan B.  –  At 3pm docked in Charleston at the municipal marina and all is well.  We dodged the rain, but it […]

March 29-30, 2011 Beaufort, SC

  March 29-30.  We’re off again, alone (you, me and Magoo) leaving the dock at 8:30am.  It’s cloudy and we’re looking at a rainy week, so progress is questionable.  There’s some stretches without marinas; we’ll just take it one day at a time.  Today our destination is Beaufort, SC, a place we have not been […]

March 25-28, 2011 Hilton Head, SC

  At 8am we left the docks of Savannah when the current was still with us.  This river has a very strong current (at 3+ knots) and even though we don’t have very far to go, we left early to utilize the tide/current.  –    We enjoyed our stay in Savannah with all its history […]

March 22 – 24, 2011 (Georgia) Walburg Creek anchorage, Isle of Hope, and Savannah

  March 22.  Woke up this morning at the Walburg Creek anchorage where Kyle made a magnificent breakfast.  Pancakes (with bananas, pears, and oatmeal added to the batter), and a boat in the “boon-docks” necessity, spam.  Yea, we had pancakes (healthy) and spam (well, spam is spam).  –  After that hardy breakfast, we pulled the […]

March 19-21, 2011 Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), Jekyll Island, and anchorage in Walburg Creek, Georgia

                                 March 19.  Kyle took the Amtrak from Cary to Jacksonville last night and arrived at the boat at 7am sharp.  After lots of hugs, we were under way.  Today is our last day in Florida.  It’s been a […]

March 14-18, 2011 St. John’s River, FL

  March 14.  Last night (March 13) we anchored on Murphy Creek off of the St. Johns River.  It was a nicely protected anchorage and very quiet.  A few small fishing skiffs came through and waved.  Artie wanted to take a swim off the back of the boat; oh no…  he no sooner said that […]

March 9-13, 2011 (St. Augustine and Jacksonville, FL)

  March 9-10.  Left the docks of Daytona Beach at 7:30am heading to St. Augustine.  We are cruising the Palm Coast.  We’ve never seen such a jungle of palm trees; they have grown so close together that you couldn’t walk through the wooded area.  Now that’s a lot of palm trees considering they have no […]

March 2-8, 2011 (Titusville and Daytona Beach, FL)

      A little Florida History:  The early pioneers in Florida were called “Crackers” and this term is still used for Floridians whose families trace back to the original settlers.  Some historians believe it was from the cattle industry that began in this state 500 years ago.  These ranchers had a unique way of […]

February 23 – March 1, 2011 Fort Myers to Melbourne, FL

February 23.  After being docked here for 2 1/2 months, we are leaving Fort Myers.  It was a great place to be with lots of diversity within the city itself, and close to interesting areas where we could drive to with a rental car (not to mention warm weather).  We may come back someday.  We […]