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Happy 2024 New Year! It’s been a bit quiet lately on our blog and social profiles because we’ve spent the last month in Fort Myers visiting with family and friends. Much has happened since we left Savannah, GA, back in November. So, lets get you caught up! After we left Savannah, GA, we headed south …

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ICW Cruising to Savannah, GA

We left Beaufort, SC, on a chilly Thursday afternoon. We motored about 25 miles and anchored at Bull Creek, just southwest of Hilton Head island. The next morning was no warmer when we continued to follow the ICW to the Savannah River. We’ve skipped visiting Savannah the last time we headed south and then north …

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After we left Rock Hall, Maryland, we cruised 34 miles south to anchor at Cox Creek. The next morning we sailed 14 miles to St. Michaels. It was a cold, grey and windy day, which was great for sailing, not so much for anything else. We anchored in Leeds Creek, a couple miles from St. …

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Once we were off the dock in Delaware City, we entered the C&D Canal and motored through it, anchoring on the other side in the Bohemia River. The next morning, we headed 18 miles south to the Sassafras River. We pulled out the sails to dust them off and sailed for about 2 hours before …

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When we left Annapolis on July 5th, we were hopeful that our engine issues were behind us. After spending 6 long, unplanned weeks (plus a lot of money) in Annapolis, we were looking forward to our summer cruising plans. My sister and her friend were planning to fly to Boston and meet us somewhere where …

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After spending 2 weeks on a mooring ball in Annapolis, we released our ball and headed out of Spa Creek and into Back Creek. Since we couldn’t reverse, navigating through the channel was a little nerve wracking with others boats either waiting to get into slips or get fuel. We finally made our way to …

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The day we left Hampton, VA, it was a cloudy day with lumpy following seas on the Chesapeake. We cruised 54 miles to Hughlett Point, a small peninsula on the shores of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, where we anchored for the night. The next morning, the seas were no better and we had 20 knot winds …

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Once we left Charleston, we motored 42 miles north on the ICW to anchor in South Santee River. The next morning, we pulled anchor and only had about 15 miles to get to our next destination, Georgetown, SC. We visited Georgetown for the first time last fall as we were headed south and in need …

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11 years ago, Randy and I made a decision that would greatly change and impact our lives for the better. We purchased a 1974 Defever Passagemaker trawler and quickly learned that life would never be the same. A wonderful world opened up for us as we lived aboard our boat full time and cruised all …

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After leaving the Beaufort (SC) anchorage and passing under the Lady’s Island Bridge, we motored about 18 miles to an anchorage called “Monkey Island,” also known as Morgan Island. The island is uninhabited and home to a breeding colony of approximately 4,000 rhesus monkeys. Apparently, the monkeys were brought here from Puerto Rico in 1979 …

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