Tag Archives: Boating

Good Bye Canada and Random Memories

Anyone following our trail will see our track doing circles at the borders.  Somewhere along the loop, we learned of the tradition of doing a 360 degree circle at borders (thanks Steve) .  So state borders and Canadian borders  – each … Continue reading

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Kagawong, Bear Drop and Thessalon

Islands and harbors of  Clapperton , Eagle Kagawong, and Bear Drop–many choices and no bad choices.   Clapperton Island had a friendly loon family .  They swam very close to our boat. The Mama was not happy when the two little ones … Continue reading

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next locks 20 thru 30

Locks and more locks- this is a grueling day on the water.  9 miles,   5 locks by 3 pm Lock 20 to 24 We got separated from our buddy boat as multiple boats vying for positions going into the locks. We did … Continue reading

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Canada 150 ; Ancestry and Trent Severn

The constant rain in the area has caused high water concerns in many marinas.  Pulling in to our slip at Picton was a good example- the dock was close to being under water.  This made it difficult to tie the … 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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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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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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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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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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Vero Beach & Melbourne Florida with guests aboard

The prevailing joke about Vero Beach by cruisers- is to call it Velcro Beach.  Once you visit its hard leave.    We aim to test the theory.   With a rental car, we were able to traverse around town and see what … Continue reading

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