Madcap Sailing

22 May 2017 | Whittaker Creek, Oriental, NC
15 May 2017 | Boat in Oriental, crew in New Orleans and Nova Scotia
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
20 April 2017 | Ocean Isle Marina, Ocean Beach, NC at Mile 335.6
17 April 2017 | Dewees Creek, near Charleston, NC
14 April 2017 | St Simons Island
12 April 2017 | Fernandina Beach, FL
11 April 2017 | St Augustine, FL
07 April 2017 | Vero Beach, Florida
03 April 2017 | Ft Pierce, FL
30 March 2017 | Ft Pierce, Florida
28 October 2016 | Madcap in Ft Pierce, Florida and crew in Halifax, Nova Scotia
06 April 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
23 March 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
20 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida
16 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida

And finally ... Last year's statistics

06 October 2010 | Fernandina Beach, FL
I kept promising to fill in details on the last few postings when I had time. I guess you've figured out by now that I never did take the time to sit myself down and write the words. Thank goodness there is a new season and a new cruise and a new opportunity!

I do, however, have some statistics to report - thanks to Jim, who loves those neatly entered notations in his log, and who loves to add them up and see how they look - and who gave them to me way back in June!

We travelled 2449.6 nautical miles last season. That is roughly the same as 2818.9 statute miles, or 4510.24 kilometers. Those figures are from Solomon's Island, Maryland, where we started our cruise "for real" - not from Nova Scotia, where we aborted our initial sail and put Madcap on a truck instead. We still managed to travel a pretty fair distance! From our departure point in the Chesapeake Bay in November, we travelled down the US coast as far as Fort Lauderdale, and rambled in and out through the Bahamas as far south as Ragged Island before heading north again and ending up at the northern edge of Florida in May.

Madcap was at anchor 80 nights, on a dock for 56 nights, on mooring balls for 42 nights and at sea for 3 nights, for a total of 181 nights. The dock time includes a whole month at Fernandina Beach, Florida. We were home in Nova Scotia for Christmas for 2 weeks of this time, and grateful to be plugged in and able to use the electric heater for the rest of it. The figure for mooring reflects the number of fronts we endured in the Bahamas - when we chose to seek out mooring balls rather than see if our anchor would hold.

The longest distance we travelled at one time was 240 nautical miles, from Charleston, SC to Fernandina Beach, FL. The shortest distance was 1.7 nautical miles, from Staniel Cay, Bahamas, around the corner to Big Major's Spot.

We used 264 US gallons of diesel and 431 gallons of water. This water figure reflects not only our conservative approach to water consumption, but also the number of nights at dock when showers were available.

Now that I have finally wrapped up the cruise of 2009/10, I'm looking forward to getting the 2010/11 blog started. Keep reading and come on along!
Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent the last several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but plan to spend the winters exploring warmer places - currently the Guatemala, Belize, Honduras area.
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
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