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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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Dad’s Fascination with Shrimp Boats

My Dad just uploaded a bunch of photos to Google+ from his time aboard. During the trip, he was pretty obsessed with taking pictures of shrimp boats, bridges, and his plates of oysters before he ate them, and that came … Continue reading

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My Last Night Aboard

My Dad and I brought Bear up the St. Mary’s River and dropped the hook just off the town of St. Mary’s around 6:30 this evening. Tomorrow, we will be busy changing the engine lube and transmission oil, getting a … Continue reading

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The Female Mariners Project Update: SpinSheet Magazine!

  There is an article about my recent photographic endeavor, The Female Mariners Project, in the September 2014 issue of SpinSheet Magazine.  You can read it by clicking here.  

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Crew Changes and Plans

The blog has gone silent for the past week, which we apologize for. Last Friday, Margaret got off the boat in Norfolk, Virginia, and headed back to Peoria for the dreaded four-letter word: work. She has been busy with traveling, … Continue reading

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