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More Marshes
11/06/2011, South Altamaha River

More Marshes! The wind has died down some, but it is still blowing about 20 where we are. Off the coast it is still nasty. Another nice ride down the ICW with lots of wild life. Nice shot of a Bald Eagle today.

Savannah
Still Windy
11/05/2011, St. Augustine Creek

We are very glad we didn't continue offshore. The wind has been howling, and the buoy reports show some massive seas. We have been anchoring in some fairly unpleasant weather, and in narrow spots, but the holding has been good. We are starting to get some distance south, but it is still cold!! Lows around 40, highs around 50, and windy. Interesting night tonight.
Again we are in coastal marshes. But this happens to be a creek that the Savannah casino boat "Diamond Royale" travels. So about 7:30 pm we start hearing this funny music. It was kind of a mix of rock and disco. So we looked out to see this huge mini cruise ship coming down the channel. Not much room for the two of us. We spoke to him on the radio and he said he would be able to squeeze through with no trouble, but that at 12:30 am, on his return he wouldn't be able to make it. So we stayed up, and moved out of the way. Very funny boat, With the music pumping it seemed a bit like a cartoon boat bopping down to waterway in time to the live music playing. I want to ride!! Quiet night other than that--but still windy.

Back in the ICW
Windy
11/04/2011, Charleston, SC

Its a good thing we got off of the ocean yesterday.
Winds got to the 30's last night, and are strong today as well as we move south to Charleston. Its cold so we don't feel like spending time in Charleston. We just want to get to the warm weather. We are anchored about 15 miles south of Charleston, again in a creek in the coastal marshlands. Fun night. We woke up to an airhorn at 3:45 am. There was a small trawler anchored about a quarter mile from us last night, and he dragged his anchor. He couldn't start his motor, and didn't want to wake us by bashing into our boat. So we were up from about 3:45 to about 5:30 watching him, and picking up our anchor to move to a spot out of his drift line. Winds were too strong for us to be able to help him in this narrow creek. Fortunately his anchor finally dug in and he was fine.

Ducking Out
11/03/2011, Winyah Bay, SC

We had a very nice overnight sail from Beaufort. Nice winds from the right direction. But It looks like the weather is going to get bad -- Strong Gale to Storm Force winds off of the carolinas beginning tonight sometime and getting worse through the weekend. So we cut our sail to Charleston short, and pulled into Winyah Bay. Shaved off about 6 or 7 hours. The picture is of our anchorage which is in a very small creek, just off of the ICW, just south of Winyah Bay, SC.

Moving!!!
ALH
09/28/2011, 39 30.46'N:75 54.625'W, En Route to the Chesapeake

We are enjoying a lovely ride. Sailed down the Jersey coast last night. 14kt winds on the port beam. A small swell on the bow to make it a little bumpy, but not too bad. Now we are just getting through the C&D canal. And its getting hot! We are all back in shorts again. Nice!!

This pic above is from the night before last when we headed into the east river from Long Island sound at the start of this trip.

Whew!
Art, Beautiful, Sunny, Warm, Dry
08/31/2011

All is well.
No harm from Irene.
Our neighbor on the dock, who was in the Marina during the storm, says that the docks were about a foot from the top of the pilings. This storm, and the result, could have been much worse.
The post storm weather is beautiful. 82 degrees, sunny, dry, and no wind.
We are still in New Rochelle, and are now packing up Morning Glory again and getting ready to go.

Come on Irene
Art
08/27/2011, Mamaroneck/New Rochelle

Waiting for Irene is not fun.
The antipation is killing us.
We are a little concerned about the potential storm surge.
If it is high enough, the docks would float off over the top of the pilings.

Irene
Art
08/27/2011, Mamaroneck/New Rochelle

What a time to pack and move.... We've emptied the house, and we've tied down everything we can on Morning Glory....(Still in New Rochelle)

Packing up again
Art
08/16/2011, Mamaroneck/New Rochell

Somehow it always seems like we are packing.... We've decided to rent our house this time, and our new tenants move in at the end of next week. So we are emptying the house at the moment. We moved Morning Glory to a marina in New Rochelle today. Nice protected place. Can't wait to go someplace fun again. Although we have been having a good time here :). As soon as we are done with the house, I'll install a new SSB to replace the one that bit the dust recently, install a new radar reflector,and then Amy and I will start dusting off the charts again.

Back in Mamaroneck. Home?
Art
07/12/2011, Mamaroneck, NY

Back home in Mamaroneck for a short bit. Lots of mixed feelings ....

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