Blue Turtle Cruising

The last time we visited Cumberland Island, was last summer when we were on our way north to the Chesapeake Bay. Randy and I fell in love with the island, the wildlife, and its remoteness and couldn’t wait to visit again. As we headed south recently from Brunswick, GA, we were able to experience Cumberland …

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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 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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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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Since we had 44 nautical miles to go to get to St. Augustine, we left Daytona Beach early. It was a cool, windy day with high temps around 75 degrees and winds 15mph NNE gusting to 31. We hailed the St. Augustine Municipal Marina when we neared the Bridge of Lions and were given a …

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After a quick provisioning run to Publix in Cocoa Beach, we pulled anchor and motored north 17 nautical miles to Titusville. We spent 1 night there just south of the Max Brewer Bridge. The next morning, we headed to New Smyrna Beach. We mostly motored the 30 nm north to New Smyrna Beach. It was …

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