Monthly Archives: November 2014

Savannah to Cumberland Island

When I mentioned to people in Savannah that I was headed to Buffalo for Thanksgiving they looked at me like I was from outer space. Buffalo had just gotten socked in with four feet of snow. Unfortunately by the time … Continue reading

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Beauford to Savannah

An uneventful and somewhat uninspiring excursion winding around Hilton Head and up into the fast-moving and commercial-laden traffic of the Savannah River. There’s some pretty scenery along the way, with salt marshes as far as you can see. But I find … Continue reading

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Charleston to Beaufort (not Bow-ferd)

After a week’s hiatus away from the boat, I return, albeit with a heavy heart after saying goodbye for the last time to my wonderful mother-in-law. The cold weather of the northeast doesn’t miss South Carolina. It’s in the 30s … Continue reading

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Winyah Bay to Charleston, where sometimes timing is everything

A glorious and beautiful morning waking up in Winyah Bay after a quiet and restful night. This is a desolate anchorage without many signs of human existence. So dark at night I couldn’t see my hand in front of my … Continue reading

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Myrtle Beach to Winyah Bay

Didn’t leave the marina until 8:30 this morning. The trip was uneventful except the weather finally turned nice — sunny and mid-70s for most of the day. Finally peeled off the long underwear. The interesting part of this stretch is … Continue reading

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Beach … beach … beach. Wrightsville to Myrtle.

Still overcast and chilly today, so I decided to head down the ICW instead of going outside. It’s been many years since I’ve done this section of the ditch. The biggest difference is all of the tall bridges that have … Continue reading

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Beaufort Inlet to Wrightsville Beach . . . first solo offshore

Hoisted anchor at 6 a.m. in the dark. Surprised on how warm it was considering the time of year and the recent cold nights. Easy job exiting Beaufort Inlet, hoisting sails and setting a direct course to Masonboro Inlet 65 miles … Continue reading

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