Category Archives: Draft 2.1 metre/7 foot

Time Off – Richmond, American Football & Birthday BBQ

Although we have made some progress with our own list of tasks, waiting for the yard to epoxy the bottom of the keel enabled us to slow down, as we couldn’t paint the hull until it was done. We also … Continue reading

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Safely Ashore Whilst Irma Rages

We had such a nice trip back from the Corrotoman that we decided not to ruin our (possibly) last memory of charging along under full sail by going out in less than perfect weather or having to motor. It was … Continue reading

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Wonderful Days On The Chesapeake

Sorry this is a long post but we’ve been too busy socialising and exploring to attend to the blog, very remiss. Leaving Coinjock we carried on motoring but with a stiff north-easterly wind blowing across some of the more open … Continue reading

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Happy Times On The Lovely ICW

Writing this last week onwards: We are now over that magic line, 35 degrees North and will be just pottering along on the ICW from now until we reach the Chesapeake Bay, except for a couple of sounds where we … Continue reading

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On To Southport & The ICW North

We left Charleston City marina using the current to take our stern out and away from the dock. It was a good stay, if a little expensive. We investigated the prices for hauling out in the City Boatyard but having … Continue reading

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St Augustine & Jacksonville

We enjoyed our 2 nights in St Augustine, despite the mooring buoy banging into the hull at times when the wind and current were opposed. Being so close to the City made it easy to explore and we spent many … Continue reading

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A Week Cruising The ICW On Our ‘Canal Boat’

Having filled up with water and washed 7 weeks of laundry in the excellent front loading machines with hot water, we were all set to head north on the ICW to St Augustine for Easter. There was a strong current … Continue reading

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Finally We Make It To The USA

Once the weather looked good enough with no north in the wind over the north flowing Gulf Stream, I informed the dockmaster so the meter could be read and the bill prepared. They added a 10% tip which I had … Continue reading

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Slow Progress With A Deadline Looming

We successfully left Cayo Largo on March 17 at the second attempt, leaving Pire with a bag of items for his family and friends and he was pleased to spy some bars of soap. I can’t say I was unhappy … Continue reading

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Extra Time In Havana

Pire, the Marina Manager at Cayo Largo, managed to get us on a flight to Havana on March 1st at a cost of 320 CUC so we have finally seen Cuba’s capital, a long held dream. The tiny airport wasn’t … Continue reading

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