Category Archives: America’s Great Loop Adventure

Crossing our wake at Mackinac Bridge

The Mighty Mac is a 5 mile bridge connecting the two sections of Michigan. It crosses over the Straits of Mackinac – the water way connecting Lake Huron too Lake Michigan.    Side note about the spelling-  The city is … Continue reading

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Rock Hall anchorage, C and D Canal to Delaware then New Jersey!

Every boat doing the loop may travel slightly different paths at slightly different speeds. Leaving Annapolis we have teamed up with boats that we met last September in  Chicago and may not have seen since we landed in Florida!   As we left … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Beaufort South Carolina (Byoo-fert)

GOODBYE GEORGIA Hello South Carolina Leaving Savanah, Georgia, it wasn’t long and we crossed into South Carolina. Heading toward Beaufort SC. (Pronounced Byoo-fert as in Beaufitul) later we will pass Beaufort NC (pronounced Boh-fert as in BOW). Visiting state number … Continue reading

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Savanah GA, Minnesota Namesakes?

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”.  We got a nice surprise- a chance to visit the filming sight of the Forrest Gump movie bench scene while in Savanah. The trolley bus tour guide … Continue reading

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Daytona to St Augustine Oldest City

Where were you 40 years ago?    Spring break, Daytona Beach 1977 on a bus tour  from Stout Menomonie WI to Daytona Beach. Fast Forward: Daytona area 2017 .  Cruising the ICW on a Mainship Trawler! Who knew all the adventures those … Continue reading

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Space Coast- Melbourne To Cocoa Village

A visit to the public library involves anchoring the boat, dinghy to the public dock and walk the path to the library.   You need to be creative when living on a boat and the library is a sure spot for strong … Continue reading

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