Categories: in real life, aikido, art, sailing

turtle and loving my friends

by sarah hair Email

I woke at my friend's house from a girl sleep-over last night. I was extra tired from staying up late and making melted plastic figurine bowls and eating brownies and chips and hummus and salsa. It was a great slumber party, but I had to be at yoga at… more »

Nyquil

by sarah hair Email

The past week had been full (FULL) of smoke, and my lungs have been killing me for days. I thought they would let up a little once the wind changed or the wildfires burning out of control all around us were either contained, burned out, or just able to… more »

Staying in Elizabeth City

by sarah hair Email

Well, it has been many months, in fact, nearly a year and also several lifetimes since I have written a new post here. There is little use in trying to go back through that year and those lifetimes in this one post, but suffice it to say that I am in… more »

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 »

The Dismal Swamp

by sarah hair Email

Hurricane Earl was bearing down on us and we needed to get out of the way. We left Oriental in a hurry and hustled up toward an area called 'The Dismal Swamp.' The 'swamp' around here is amazingly and surprisingly beautiful, with trees, grasses, and a… 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 »

Poop Happens

by sarah hair Email

We repaired our rigging with a brand new new piece that was a better fit for the home made piece that it was replacing. Including overnight shipping twice and a weekend at the dock waiting for its arrival, it was several hundred dollars to replace this… 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 »

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

by sarah hair Email

Well, North Myrtle Beach, actually. We got off the ground around 3:00 am and went all the way to the dock and crashed. Exhaustion had set in by then, since I waited on deck with a book until we came free, which was from about 8:00 pm until 3:00 am.… more »

Hard aground, again

by sarah hair Email

This time in the middle of the ICW. I understood there would be a minimum of 12 feet through the whole way up the east coast of the US... weird that. We did talk with several people on the radio as we prepared to spend another night on the ground,… 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 »

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