Category: sailing

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 »

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 »

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 »

Georgetown, South Carolina

by sarah hair Email

We tried unsuccessfully to anchor and get to shore, but we just didn't seem to have our hearts in it. By the time we hit Georgetown, the ICW had transformed from this bright grassy marsh with birds and gators into a dark forest of trees and turtles. W… more »

Sailing up the ICW from Charleston to Georgetown

by sarah hair Email

So we sailed up the UCW from CHarleston on our way to Georgetown. We did not quite make it all the way on our first day, so we anchored off a river along the way and relaxed until morning. THe best sailing we have ever had in terms of just everyone en… more »

in Charleston, SC

by sarah hair Email

Well, who knew? We left Abaco headed for Cape Hatteras but after two days of great wind we were half-way there when the wind died and we spun around for another three days at 1 knot of mostly current before changing our course for a surprise trip… more »

Abaco, here we come!

by sarah hair Email

I think today is the day! We have been waiting for the weather to change so we can get across to Abaco and do some more Bahamian cruising before we go North and try to hit the Boston area. Our last trip out was thwarted with thunderstorms, contrary wi… more »

procrastination means adding new items

by sarah hair Email

So after that last attempt to cross the Gulf Stream, one might reasonably notice that we are a little gun shy. We hobbled back into FOrt Lauderdale a little beaten up, so we are waiting for the perfect opportunity at this point, I guess. We did take… more »

still waiting...

by sarah hair Email

We made it to Lake Sylvia a few days ago and have been waiting to jump off to Bahamas ever since. The weather has been a mess, with wind in every direction that is exactly where we need to go and light and variable, which means the 86 mile trip would t… more »

in Lake Sylvia

by sarah hair Email

We made it out to lake Sylvia yesterday evening, after the third day in a row of hoping to make it out to sail and not quite getting there. We simply had too much to pack up and decided in the middle of stowing that what we really wanted to do was anot… more »

In Chub Cay, Bahamas, again

by sarah hair Email

We just made Chub Cay at about 7:00 pm. We left Nassau around noon, despite our attempts to get out early. One small detail that did not help much was the Nassau Harbour Control asking us to hold back and wait for several container ships and cruise sh… more »

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