Blue Turtle Cruising

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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After celebrating Independence Day in Yorktown, we headed 52 miles north to Tangier Island. We anchored on the southeast side in Cod Harbor with only one other boat there. After a few hours, the other boat left and we were all alone. We spent 2 nights there with one calm night and another one a …

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As we left the marina in Portsmouth, VA, we headed north on the Elizabeth River toward Chesapeake Bay. We passed numerous Navy ships and container ship loaders, just as we had when nearing Norfolk in the opposite direction. Just as we approached Chesapeake Bay, a tug hailed us on the radio to let us know …

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After fueling up and topping off our water tanks in Beaufort, NC, it was time to move on. Our goal was to get north to the Chesapeake, but we still had a ways to go. We decided on Norfolk, VA as our next major stopover which meant 4 more days of travel on the ICW …

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After leaving Charleston, we decided we needed to get north in a hurry. The fact that we were in the midst of a heat wave without a working AC unit in the aft cabin, made us realized that we needed to make up some ground. We needed to get out of the south and South …

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After we left Beaufort, we headed north to Charleston, South Carolina. We had roughly 62 nautical miles to go and since the Wapoo Creek Bridge near Charleston was closed from 4 to 6:30 pm (about the time we would be arriving) we decided to anchor out for the night at Sylvan Shores just 10 miles …

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Since we took care of laundry at Jekyll Island and hit the grocery on St. Simons Island, we were ready to head north. We motored 39.5 miles on the ICW to an anchorage on the Wahoo River. We hardly passed a boat on the way and it felt like we were in the middle of …

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After we left the north end of Cumberland Island, we headed north for a couple quick stops at Jekyll Island and St. Simons. We didn’t intend on them being quick stops, but with logistics and timing the weather it’s just how it turned out. Jekyll Island, GA Jekyll Island, along with Simons Island, Sea Island, …

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Once we left Fernandina Beach, we motored 9.5 miles to St. Mary’s, GA. It was a Sunday and we learned that most businesses and even some restaurants are closed on Sundays. We took the dinghy to shore with Sophie to check out the little town. We explored the wonderful waterfront park and some of the …

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Once we left Marineland, we headed north, passing St. Augustine and going through the Bridge of Lions once again. We’d planned to stop at an anchorage in North St. Augustine, but decided to push on through most of Jacksonville to Sisters Creek. There’s a great little anchorage there adjacent to the Sister’s Creek Park free …

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After we left St. Augustine, we headed south Marineland, FL. We didn’t really like the idea of heading back where we came from but we needed a good place to leave the boat for a long weekend. We didn’t want to leave the boat on a mooring ball or anchor since our fridge needs power …

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