Category: family

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

by sarah hair Email

Deciding to hole up in the Dismal Swamp, we motored around turns and up stretches until we saw the most perfect spot. We met the kind people who owned the property and they allowed us to tie up for the night even offering a warm place to stay indoors i… more »

Oriental, North Carolina

by sarah hair Email

Everything is moving so fast that I keep forgetting to keep track of it. We have been traveling at high speeds, often exceeding 5 knots per hour, as we were avoiding Hurricane Earl. Unfortunately, we have missed some of the most amazing places we have… more »

Cape Lookout, North Carolina

by sarah hair Email

We spent the day in Cape Lookout and just knew that it would not be enough if we did not camp out. Despite the mosquitoes, we endeavored to stay overnight to get the full experience and camp out for the first time in many years. Cape Lookout is… more »

Morehead, NC

by sarah hair Email

Starting out from our last anchorage, we had just a short trip up to Morehead, NC. The motoring was not so bad, just a couple hours. Malia saw a whole bunch of dolphins and managed to get a good shot of a few of them surfacing at the same moment.… more »

in Topsail Island, North Carolina

by sarah hair Email

We found ourselves without a place to stop for the evening, with just us on the very skinny stretch of ICW just past the swing bridge that goes to Topsail Island. Having already run us aground twice today for a grand total of twice in my lifetime, I pl… more »

Birthday Bliss

by sarah hair Email

I wanted a shower for my birthday, yes, it is not much, until you see the circumstances. We are out at anchor, in a pretty busy anchorage with passers-by on boats, swimming, on jet-skis, on cars over a bridge, walking by, fishing, pretty much everywh… more »

More from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

by sarah hair Email

We have stayed in Myrtle Beach much longer than anticipated, but have been able to do more than we had hoped also, as long as we temporarily exclude the hope of fixing the rigging. We are enjoying our time here, though it is a very touristy place. W… more »

snakes! In a tree!

by sarah hair Email

More from our trip to Belin, which turned out to be really fun though abandoned, at most. We motored around and I got to drive! I can row the dinghy, well, but never learned to use the outboard until today, since ours was always broken and a pain to… more »

In a tree in South Carolina

by sarah hair Email

Yesterday evening around 5:00 pm we hit a tree. Yes, a tree. It was completely submerged and as our conversation went from joking of tying to a tree along the bank of the ICW to noticing that our position was dangerously close to the edge yet our read… more »

If rats could count

by sarah hair Email

Tokyo died trying to make me happy. His final breaths were taken as he heaved his suddenly swollen and unreasonably large tumor gimpishly under his emaciated flesh which had only days before fallen from his bones all in an effort to come to me. He may… more »

Headed back to the states

by sarah hair Email

THis morning found us a little tired after a late night party with friends, but we are heading out toward Florida today and hope to be there by Friday. Internet these past days has been between really poor and none, so very few updates, though a lot… more »

Yoga retreat

by sarah hair Email

Well, it was quite the day. We came for the first time across the channel over to Paradise Island, whose main attraction is a gigantic pink monstrosity called "Atlantis" and features captive dolphins among other atrocities. Luckily, next door to the… more »

Spent the day in Nassau

by sarah hair Email

We spent the day around Nassau yesterday, but were careful not to roam. We did not want to fall into the fateful trap of the Beach Boys aboard the Sloop John B. Other things we did not do were: drinkin' all night, got into a fight. We did stop in… more »

In Nassau, Bahamas

by sarah hair Email

We were in Chub Cay for a few nights, but I was not able to get internet after my last post. This is just a reality of cruising, that you get what you pay for. We left Chub Cay (actually, Frasier's Hog Cay anchorage) yesterday just before dawn and m… more »

In Chub Cay, Bahamas

by sarah hair Email

We woke before dawn hoping to get moving and make Berry Islands before dark. After raising our sails, John decided to jump in for a swim and check the propeller, since we were moving very sluggishly since late last night in the current. He swam around… more »

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