Sailing with Nine of Cups

Vessel Name: Nine of Cups
Vessel Make/Model: Liberty 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado, USA
Crew: Marcie & David
About: We've lived aboard Nine of Cups since 2000 and have managed to accumulate 86,000+ nm under the keel since that time. We completed a circumnavigation in April 2015 and managed to sail around the five great southern capes. Come along with us for the ride!
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Visit our website at www.nineofcups.com for more photos and info about Nine of Cups and her crew. We also have a more extensive blogsite at www.justalittlefurther.com. Are some of our links broken? Links break from time to time. Please let us know which ones are broken and we'll fix them. You [...]
07 July 2016 | Us: East Walpole, MA / Cups: Chesapeake, VA
06 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA
04 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA
02 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA
01 July 2016 | Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 June 2016 | Chesapeake, VA
29 June 2016 | Chesapeake, VA
28 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
27 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
26 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
25 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
24 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
23 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
22 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
21 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
20 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA
19 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA
18 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
17 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
16 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
Recent Blog Posts
07 July 2016 | Us: East Walpole, MA / Cups: Chesapeake, VA

Taking a breather ...

Since we'll be off the boat during July and August, we plan to post only three times per week. The Captain will continue writing a practical Blue View post each week, we'll keep you up to date on what's happening with us and then throw in some cruising nuggets as well.

06 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA

Keeping fit

We’ve written before about keeping fit on the boat. David is so much better at a regimented exercise program than I am. I have all the best intentions, but I can always think of something better to do than sit-ups, push-ups, leg lifts and running in place. It doesn’t take much to distract me. Walking, [...]

04 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA

Happy 240th Birthday, America

Growing up in New England, I took for granted just how lovely a summer’s morning can be in Massachusetts. It’s comfortably cool and everything smells clean and fresh. Spider webs glisten with morning dew and it’s just great to be alive and breathe in the new day. Being back at Lin’s house conjures up wonderful childhood memories of summer mornings past. And this is not just any morning … it’s the 4th of July, the best holiday of the summertime in the USA.

02 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA

Leaving Cups and a Road Trip

Leaving Nine of Cups is never easy. We know she’ll pout while we’re gone and so we do our best to make sure she’s as comfortable as possible before we leave. We were whirling dervishes trying to get everything ready.

01 July 2016 | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hunting & Gathering - Virginia Beach

We had lots to do before leaving Cups. David was intent on getting as many chores done in advance of our departure as possible so that once we return in September, we can spend time sailing in the Chesapeake rather than doing repairs and maintenance. Much of what we needed in the way of parts and supplies, [...]

30 June 2016 | Chesapeake, VA

Cups' New Digs - Atlantic Yacht Basin

We had lots of questions and the folks at Atlantic Yacht Basin (AYB) had all the right answers. Yes, they had room for Nine of Cups now until early September and they would make accommodation for her to stay a few months in late autumn till after Christmas as well. Their rates? About half of what we [...]

Finally in Hobart

09 December 2012 | Hobart, AS
Marcie
Finally, we are in Hobart. We motored a whole mile down the Derwent, under the Tasman Bridge and arrived at the Elizabeth Street Pier mid-day. The port seems warm and welcoming. There was plenty of space for us and we tied up just forward of the Lady Nelson, a square-rigged brig replica of her 1798 namesake … quite a lovely neighbor to have.

We had hoped to tie up at the Constitution Dock (ConDock), but our draft is too deep for the ~2m (6.5') depths in the tiny dock area. We're happy enough where we are though ... on the historic Hobart waterfront, smack dab in the middle of Tasmania's capital city. For $127.75AU/ week, it's quite the bargain for this primo location. The plan is to stay here through Boxing Day (26 December) and enjoy the downtown life and holiday festivities for a few weeks and we're really looking forward to it.

We have a long list of to-do's while we're here, some fun, some not so much, but as usual, we'll find time to get all the important things...fun and otherwise, done by the time we're ready to depart. David's list includes buying a new outboard engine (yikes!), finding a chandlery someone told him about and doing several boat chores he's says he's been putting off. (When has he had time to “put off” any boat chores??) I, on the other hand, have researched downtown walks including a self-guided historical walking tour, a pub tour (for research purposes only), a tour of the downtown parks and some community Christmas activities. I'd also like to return to the Botanical Gardens, get a haircut, purchase some new foam for the settee cushions and perhaps do some poking around in the local shops.

The downtown area is all decorated for the holidays. I couldn't help thinking of the lyrics from Silver Bells, “Strings of street lights, even stoplights blink a bright red and green” as we passed through the Elizabeth Street Mall. We managed a few errands our first day in town...post office, Mitre 10 (think Home Deport), Wooly's (supermarket), the Telstra shop.

Being on foot and walking through alleys and up crowded streets, peering in the shop windows as we pass by, all of this is part of the fun experience of being in a new city. No matter how many times we've visited a place by car, it always seems different when we arrive by boat. We think we're really going to like it here. Stay tuned as we tick off the to-do's in Hobart Town.
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