s/v Skylark

It's Always An Adventure

01 December 2016 | Charlotte, NC
01 December 2016 | Charlotte, NC
20 November 2016 | Washington DC/Charlotte NC
06 November 2016 | Bethel, Maine
06 November 2016 | Yarmouth, ME
26 October 2016 | Colombia, Cartagena (posted from Bethel, ME)
26 October 2016 | Bethel, Maine
16 October 2016 | Camden, Maine
16 October 2016 | Bethel, Maine
06 October 2016 | Bethel, Maine
06 October 2016 | Bethel, Maine
06 October 2016 | Bethel, Maine
02 October 2016 | Bethel, Maine
21 September 2016 | Bethel, Maine
11 September 2016 | Scituate, MA
02 September 2016 | Yarmouth ME
02 September 2016 | Bethel, Maine
27 August 2016 | Bethel, Maine
22 August 2016 | Hope Maine
14 August 2016 | Hope, Maine

Preparations for Leaving

13 October 2013 | Newport, RI
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
We are making preparations to leave for the Chesapeake later this afternoon. The seas are pretty rough but by the time they settle down, so will the wind so we're opting to rough it for a night and possibly longer. The part I am dreading is the cold, but we have lots of warm clothes and hot drinks onboard. Oh, and homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, made this morning for my honey who said he'd like some. I am determined not to eat any but I know myself better than that. What will happen is I'll resist for awhile and then I'll be cold and miserable on a nighttime watch. I'll make myself a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and then those cookies will be calling my name. "Elizabeth! Over here! Don't we smell heavenly?" And then I'll tell myself I deserve to be comforted from being so cold and will eat one. I'll probably eat more than one. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with eating a cookie here and there but I have a weakness for certain cookies (like homemade oatmeal raisin) and have been known to eat more than my share. A lot more. It's a problem.

Back to our plans, we'll go offshore for three nights, arriving in the Chesapeake outside of the bay Wednesday morning, then motor up to York River and Sarah Creek that day. Well, that's the plan, such as plans on a sailboat go. You can follow our progress on the Spot Tracker if you're interested, under Favorites on the blog page. By the way, we want to say thanks to all our friends, family and readers of the blog for your support during our mechanical crisis and cruising hiatus.

This will be our last post until Wednesday or Thursday. See you in a few days!
Vessel Name: Skylark
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 41.1CC 1985
Hailing Port: Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Crew: Ed Easter, Elizabeth Meadows and Luna the dog
About: Ed, Elizabeth and Luna the dog lived for many years in Charlotte, NC. They started their live aboard experience in Charleston, SC in June 2011, cutting the lines one month later. They have been living the cruiser's life ever since.
Skylark is a USA documented vessel and is legally identified by her name "Skylark" and hailing port "Boothbay Harbor". Since our purchase of her in 2008 she had been moored in Tenants Harbor ME '08, Rockland ME '09 and Charleston SC for the 2010 and early 2011 season. After that follow the blog [...]
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