Author Archives: Jeffrey

The Showers of Summer 2014

As you can imagine, after a long day on the water a nice shower to wash away the salt, sweat, and sunscreen is a real treat. Bear has a shower on board, which we make use of pretty frequently. However, … Continue reading

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Good Crew Are Hard to Come By

One night, my dad and I were at anchor somewhere along the ICW. While I was down below making nachos, my pops was in the cockpit enjoying the view and, undoubtedly, either taking pictures or reading “The Fort,” a Michigan … Continue reading

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Another Navigational Challenge on the ICW: The Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff

Leaving Charleston, we knew we had several areas of low water that we needed to be alert for. Since high tide was conveniently in the middle of the day, we imagined we would have no difficulties navigating the bulk of … Continue reading

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The Trials and Delectations of Charleston: Anchoring and Oysters

Coming into Charleston, South Carolina by boat was something that I have dreamed of doing for a while. Over the years, I have had some fun times in the city with my folks, a few drunken nights with buddies and … Continue reading

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On Our Way to Charleston: Navigating the Shoaling North of the Ben Sawyer Bridge

Initially, when my Dad and I arrived in Georgetown, SC, just off mile 403 on the Intracoastal Waterway, we thought we would push on the 65 miles to Charleston the next day, the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. However, as … Continue reading

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The Automobiles of the Trip

A list of cars we used on the trip: 1. My car – I originally drove it out to Branford and used it until we left Branford Landing Marina. It sat all summer at Greenwich Day School (many thanks to … Continue reading

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Wharf Roaches!

Portsmouth, Virginia, just across the river from Norfolk, provides two different free docks for transients. There is really nothing better to a cruiser than a free dock in the heart of a metropolitan area, and we took advantage of it. … Continue reading

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Oh, That Is Just a Tank in the Middle of the Intracoastal Waterway

Heading south from Norfolk, the Intracoastal Waterway slowly introduces you to more challenging navigational elements, sort of liking advancing to a new level in a video game. You start off the first day with a dozen or so bridges and … Continue reading

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Navigating the Intracoastal Waterway

We pulled into the St. Mary’s River, which divides Florida and Georgia last Friday, September 5th, having left Norfolk, Virginia on August 16th.  While we did not enter Florida, we covered the core of the Intracoastal Waterway during the trip. … Continue reading

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Our Navigational Notes for the Intracoastal Waterway – 2014

There are a lot of issues to be aware of on the Intracoastal Waterway, but keeping these notes handy, we managed to make it from Norfolk to St. Mary’s Georgia with no major problems. We actually wrote the notes into … Continue reading

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