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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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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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Destination: Anchorages on Kentucky Lake

It is time to say adios to Green Turtle Bay.  Our one hard date is to attend the AGLCA Rendezvous at Joe Wheeler State Park Marina October 16.     It is about 265 miles south on the Tennessee River, so could be … Continue reading

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Green Turtle Bay Kentucky

What a sense of relief knowing the challenges of the Illinois River, dodging of debris on the Mississippi, going upstream  and meeting barges on the Ohio and the winding Cumberland River are behind us.   Our reward is enter Barkley Lake and relaxing … Continue reading

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Quiet night at Little Diversion Creek Anchorage

With the early morning wake up call at the Kaskaskia Lock wall, we all moved out into the main channel of the Mississippi River. CAUTION: We were a little concerned reading our navigation notes for today. Mile 84- CAUTION  Turbulent  area … Continue reading

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Alton Ill to Hoppies Marina at Kismet MO

Today’s plan is 45 miles to Hoppies marina.   First stop-8am at the fuel dock- and pump out.    2nd stop will be the Mel Price Lock and Dam.   We toured it a few days ago so should be no surprises. Muddy … Continue reading

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Milwaukee WI- Art or Harley Museum?

I confess that Milwaukee brings to mind Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days, so we arrived at the McKinley Marina with a blank slate as to what are plans would be. Prior to leaving Sheboygan we had filled with fuel and … Continue reading

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