Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hampton- Carousel and Colonial Williamsburg

Have you been on a carousel lately?   If you get a chance, I highly recommend it.   Welcome to Hampton Virginia. Looking for variety?  Hampton is throwing a Reggae Festival block party at the same as hosting the Square Dancing Convention!     Could you … Continue reading

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Battle ship to Submarine- Norfolk VA

From Battleship to Submarine- still seeing new sights!  From Tidewater marina in Portsmouth, a short walk to the ferry will take us across the river to Norfolk.   Today we will tour the Battleship Wisconsin.   Water taxi across to Norfolk … Continue reading

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May 16-Mile Zero; Atlantic ICW Portsmouth VA

Swing Bridges, High Bridges, Railroad Bridges, Bascule Bridges, lift Bridges and a Lock.   Busy day on the water as we cruise 49.5 miles from Coinjock Marina to Mile Zero at Portsmouth Tidewater Marina on May 16.   Leading toward mile zero of the … Continue reading

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Alligator River, Albemarle Sound, Coinjock Marina

This stretch of the Alligator River is littered with stumps along the shore lines, so it takes extra care to stay in the channel.     A long straight canal cuts through between two rivers. Extra caution when the stumps or grass clumps … Continue reading

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Cruising through North Carolina

We have several Marina options in the next section of North Carolina.   Having considered a short 20 mile run – with a stop at Oriental; a 40 mile run stopping for seafood at RE Mayo Seafood and Marina or a longer run … Continue reading

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Dolphins, Shrimping and Pirates; Beaufort NC

Reminder- its Bow-fert in North Carolina!    Monday morning traveling means light traffic after a busy weekend- and it is CHILLY- and the WIND is starting to kick up. Best of all, we finally had dolphins swimming along the boat long … Continue reading

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Top Sail then Swansboro Dudley Marina

To Anchor, or not to Anchor?  That is today’s question.   With full intent to anchor out for the night, we slowly cruised by Wrightsville Beach.  It’s too early to stop.    Top Sail is just a few miles further- the reviews … Continue reading

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Myrtle Beach Yacht Club to St James Plantation Marina mile # 315

Would you cruise an area called the “Rock Pile” at high tide or low tide?   Our first instinct said wait for high tide to have plenty of water.   Kurt called a local marina for local knowledge and was told – … Continue reading

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1868 miles to go; Stormy Georgetown then Quiet Anchorage

Having cruised more than 4000 miles in 11 months on our trawler,  this is a good time to start mentally preparing for the final legs of our Great Loop adventure. Take a look at this list breaking down the remaining segments we need to traverse to complete … Continue reading

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Angel Oak Tree, and Blessing of the Fleet-Charleston area

A 400 year old oak tree and a 300 year old garden and a blessing of the fleet- reasons to spend a weekend in Charleston! ANGEL OAK TREE We visited the Angel Live Oak tree- a 400 year old “Southern … Continue reading

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