Category Archives: Atlantic ICW

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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Chesapeake Bay; Deltaville to Solomon Island May 21 updates

Chesapeake Bay is a large body of water! Reminds us of Lake Superior. There are several container ships on the horizon., many pleasure craft, and good news- plenty of depth. It is May 21, and we are on the way … 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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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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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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Charleston, SC at St Johns Yacht Harbor Marina

Weather report via Facebook friends (loopers just north of us ) –warnings of us severe wind and rain storms!   Quick decision to stay an extra night on the mooring ball in Beaufort, SC.  Hoping the storms move out of the area before … Continue reading

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