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We left Beaufort, SC and motored on the ICW 43 nm to Herb River, where we anchored for the night. The next morning, Randy pulled the anchor at 7:30am and headed 66 miles south to an anchorage called Fridaycap Creek, near St. Simons Island. It was a very long and cold day with the high …

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After leaving Georgetown, SC, we decided to anchor in Five Fathom Creek to put us closer to the inlet for an Atlantic crossing to Charleston the next day. We dropped anchor in what our depth finder and Navionics said was 12 feet of water. An hour or so later, Randy said he thought we were …

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We left Beaufort, NC at 7:00am and were treated to an amazing sunrise as we pulled up the anchor. We’d already planned to make the passage from Beaufort to Wrightsville Beach on the Atlantic since conditions were to be perfect. We were expecting 10-15 knots gusting to 20 off shore with calm seas. We got …

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After we left Solomons Island, we were ready to get south as the temps there were dropping. We had several long days of cruising with a few extended stops in places we visited on the way north. We buddy boated with SV Ocean Cowboy and SV Nickelby from the Solomons to Langley, VA where we …

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After waking up to 37 degree temps in Annapolis, it was definitely time to start heading south. After doing a last load of laundry and provision run, we left the mooring field and motored over to the Annapolis harbor docks to fill up our water tanks. We pulled in right next to the tall ship …

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After successfully sailing most of the way to Annapolis from Middle River, our mission was to grab a mooring ball. The “front forty” field was full the day we arrived, but the next day we were able to score one of the balls that wouldn’t be affected by the boat shows. This was the deciding …

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After spending 3 weeks at our friend’s dock in Middle River, Maryland, it was time to head south on the Chesapeake. We were thrilled when Tony and Nancy took us up on our offer to sail with us to Annapolis. Since they are power boaters, it was great to show them what sailing is like. …

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Finally, after a month on land we were cruising again! We left Kent Narrows and headed north, passing under the massive Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We cruised about 34 miles that day and found a nice little anchorage near Dobbins Island in the Magothy River. Randy dove in to check the growth on the prop and …

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After spending a few days in the lovely St. Michaels, we headed north to Kent Narrows. Randy’s high school friend Amber and her husband, Jason, offered to let us use their slip in Wells Cove Marina. Right as we were getting settled in, Randy’s work called and asked if he could come to the Knoxville …

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you might have noticed that we’ve been in the Smokey Mountains for the last couple of weeks. The company Randy works for is located in Knoxville, TN, and since he was needed there for a couple of …

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After exploring Oxford, we continued up the eastern shore of Maryland to St. Michaels. The 31.5 mile trip took us about 6 hours and we dropped anchor in the Miles River on the outskirts of the anchorage area. The next morning it was time to explore the town. St. Michaels is a quaint historic town …

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After exploring Tangier Island, we needed to fill our water tanks, provision for groceries and do some laundry. We cruised 14 miles north to Crisfield, Maryland and got a slip at Somers Cove Marina where we could knock everything out at once. Somers Cove Marina is the largest State-owned marina in Maryland with 515 slips. …

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