Category Archives: Tourism

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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Charming Charleston

Before we left Brunswick I had my first close up encounter with a manatee. It was just by the office, literally inches away and I hadn’t realised how huge they are! Wish I’d had the camera though. Our overnight passage … Continue reading

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Back Afloat & Heading North

During the final week in the UK we managed to meet up with lots of family and friends, including Carol who was our ARC neighbour in Las Palmas in 2011 and who we last met in January 2012. 4 year … Continue reading

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Long Journey To The UK

Our taxi was waiting to take us the 20 minutes to the Greyhound Bus stop and I held it up whilst I took a final photo of Beyzano, looking rather bare without her sails and canvas. We managed to put … Continue reading

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Fernandina Beach – Lovely Surprise

Using the strong current to aid us, I let Beyzano’s stern lines off whilst Rob waited in the bow until I called out for those lines to be let go and we were able to easily motor astern and off … 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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Our Thoughts On Cruising Cuba

This is a difficult post to write as we have mixed feelings but it is based on our 7 weeks there in February and March 2017. Rob and I also have slightly differing opinions as he became quite fed up … 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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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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