Enjoying Life aboard Fine Lion

Come along with us as we cruise the US East Coast and the Bahamas

Fine Lion

Who: Steve and Kim Snyder
Port: Oriental, NC
04 May 2014 | 35 01.463'N:76 41.964'W, Oriental, NC
20 April 2014 | 29 53.099'N:81 18.329'W, St. Augustine, FL
10 April 2014 | 25 33.946'N:77 43.439'W, Cabbage Cay, Berry Islands
07 April 2014 | 25 29.752'N:77 43.952'W, Bonds Cay, Berry Iswlands
30 March 2014 | 24 06.145'N:76 24.307'W, Black Point, Exumas
27 March 2014 | 23 45.664'N:76 05.409'W, Williams Cay, Exumas
25 March 2014 | 23 43.951'N:75 02.859'W, Rat Cay, Exumas
13 March 2014 | 23 21.322'N:75 08.896'W, Thompson Bay, Long Island
11 March 2014 | 23 01.250'N:75 43.328'W, Water Cay
01 March 2014 | 22 15.048'N:75 45.111'W, Hog Cay
25 February 2014 | 22 20.217'N:75 46.825'W, Johnson Cay
23 February 2014 | 22 15.101'N:75 45.184'W, Hog Cay
17 February 2014 | 22 15.101'N:75 45.184'W, Hog Cay
12 February 2014 | 22 13.390'N:75 45.140'W, Hog Cay Cut
11 February 2014 | 22 14.994'N:75 45.220'W, Hog Cay
08 February 2014 | 22 14.994'N:75 45.220'W, Hog Cay
03 February 2014 | 22 15.004'N:75 45.183'W, Hog Cay
02 February 2014 | 22 15.004'N:75 45.183'W, Hog Cay
23 January 2014 | 22 10.261'N:75 43.687'W, Southside, Ragged Island
17 January 2014 | 22 10.261'N:75 43.687'W, Southside, Ragged Island

Up the Coast and Home...

04 May 2014 | 35 01.463'N:76 41.964'W, Oriental, NC
Steve
Sunset at sea. Red sky and night...sailors delight!

Well...we're home in Oriental. I suppose this is good, but we do love cruising the Bahamas. On the sad side, we had a great year (season). The weather and hunting was terrific. The boat behaved itself properly and over all, we had a fun time.

We had a pretty good trip up the coast. We left from the Bahamas and sailed to St. Augustine. We had to wait there for over a week to get a weather window. We like St. Augustine so it was a good time...just long on the mooring ball. We left there and had a good overnight outside to Charleston. We stayed there for three nights and went outside to Cape Lookout at the bottom of the outer banks of North Carolina. That was a motor sail just about the whole way. On the good side, it was a calm ocean. We stayed there and left the next morning for Oriental. That was the only ICW we had to travel the entire trip home...about 18 miles up Adam's Creek.

The lighthouse at Cape Lookout


The Bight is a great anchorage



When we arrived Mike and Kathy (Sapphire) met us at the dock along with Corbin, Carol, Bob, and Betty...all close friends here in Oriental. It was cloudy and not very warm...but we were home. Thanks to Mike and Kathy, the condo was all cleaned and ready for us.

So now we unpack, sort out, and store lots of "stuff" from Fine Lion. We're even doing some spring cleaning in the condo. That means throwing things out that we just don't use. Of course, we are now in the land of retail opportunities. Life will keep marching on for us.

As I look back, I have to say that we enjoyed just about every mile of the 2,850 that we traveled on Fine Lion over the last seven months. The people, cruisers, and islands that we encountered were fantastic...great memories.

So now let's see what the future holds.

More later...
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Vessel Name: Fine Lion
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 42
Hailing Port: Oriental, NC
Crew: Steve and Kim Snyder
About:
Steve lived in Annapolis, but has now moved to Oriental, NC. He's been sailing since 1975. He's a member of the Annapolis YC, SSCA, Royal Marsh Harbor YC, and a past Commodore of the Severn River YC. It's difficult to live in Annapolis, or Oriental, and not be involved in sailing. [...]
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Fine Lion

Who: Steve and Kim Snyder
Port: Oriental, NC