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Virginia Home Base- Our summer home and hurricane hole.

Jenny writes. As expected, the weather in Virginia got warm, and by mid June we had day temperatures in the high 80s, with 90% humidity. In the meantime, Ted got busy on Amazon, ordering supplies and parts. Michelle and I walked 3 miles each morning at 7.30am, which was a lovely start to the day, …

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Journey down memory creek

We departed Beaufort NC after a week. Some bad weather and the first named Tropical Storm; Arthur formed and came close to Cape Hatteras before heading off towards Bermuda. The storm threw some wind at us, and lots of rain. We were rained in for several days in Beaufort before we had a chance to …

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Back in the USA

Back in the US https://photos.app.goo.gl/UCvxSLfJGNdkdnLH8 We delayed our departure an extra day due to weather, and ended up spending almost a week back at Great Harbour Cay, where we’d cleared into the Bahamas in early December. Some of the cruisers there hadn’t moved since we’d been there, and while it is a great marina, it …

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Lockdown in Paradise

The COVID-19 virus made it to Paradise.  The Bahamas have taken bold steps to try to contain the virus, and it has reached Nassau, Freeport, and a small cay in Bimini chain, Cat Cay. https://photos.app.goo.gl/LgCkFxhYo1j6oj2K7 Since mid March all of the Bahamas have undergone an increase in curfew procedures. We boaters are very much isolated …

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Advanced Stabilizer troubleshooting-

Stabilizer trouble shooting  in Exotic Places https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rirhc9xfMiHH2Fdv9 We trekked back to Georgetown from Thompson Bay, Long Island on one stabilizer; which actually delivered a pretty good ride. I’d heard that one would give you about 60% of what both stabilizers do to calm the roll of the boat. And now, I agree. We had 4-6 …

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Ragged Islands and fluid plans

We’re on the Banks, heading north toward Thompson Bay, Long Island. We have 70 more miles to go today, making it a total of 90 miles. https://photos.app.goo.gl/LsEa7XXF759ZAuEU8 We’ve been gunkholing it in the Ragged Islands, between Hog Cay, South side (for winds out of the north) and Racoon Cay. The winds have been pretty much …

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Eleuthera Island

We stayed at Great Harbour Cay for almost a month. The weather was just too unpredictable to get away and head to the Exumas.  So we decided to enjoy GHC, as we could take walks, provision, and the marina was friendly and social. https://photos.app.goo.gl/uB5mQbmZtEjKyJ326  We finally got a three day weather window, and departed for …

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Customs man says, “she got to leave.”

  Back to Great Harbour Cay photos Return to Great Harbour Cay   As that great philosopher, Jimmy Buffet crons, "The customs man says she has to leave, But she's got a plan hidden up her shrewd sleave" (Manana, Son of a Son of a Sailor) We had a good weather window to depart from …

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York River and FLIBS

York River and FLIBS photos By Jenny We finally left Washburns and had a lovely run down past the Potomac, and into a lovely anchorage at Fishing Bay on the Piankatank River, just north of Mobjack Bay. As we had our sundowners, we saw N55 April K on AIS, and watched as they anchored a …

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