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 [...]
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
15 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
14 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
13 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
12 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
11 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
10 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
09 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
08 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
07 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
06 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Recent Blog Posts
25 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Blue View - River Rules Apply

As I write this, we have completed most of the 770+ miles of the ICW from St. Augustine, FL to Norfolk, VA. We went outside into the coastal Atlantic waters for only a short stretch between Charleston and Georgetown, SC, primarily because the tides were wrong and we would have either had to wait most [...]

24 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 9

STUCK IN SWANSBORO

23 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 8

Day 8 – 274 nm to go

22 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 7

We were up with the sun once again and plying our way up the Waccamaw River. We were under the fixed Ocean Highway Bridge by just after 0630. Yes, there was another beautiful sunrise. Yes, I took a photo or two … and yes, I’m sharing the best one. Some things (and people) are very predictable.

21 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 6

Day 6 – 420 nm to go

20 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA

A Day in Charming Charleston

Native Charlestonians will tell you that the Ashley and Cooper Rivers join to form the Atlantic Ocean. Located at about the middle of South Carolina’s coastline at the confluence of the two rivers, Charleston is the oldest city in the state and it’s a gem. We discovered its charms in 2000 on our [...]

Happy Easter!

24 April 2011 | Moored in Opua, Bay of Islands, NZ
Marcie
Easter always heralded the arrival of Spring when growing up in the USA. Trees were budding, flowers were sprouting up and it was time to get the garden plowed and ready for planting. The Easter Rabbit came without fail, leaving a basket of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks (yuck!) and sometimes hiding eggs to be collected. Here in New Zealand, it's a long 4-day weekend...Good Friday through Easter Monday... and signals the end of summer and the coming of winter.

The promised rainy weather held off and though a gray day, David was provided a good opportunity to work on the forward hatch. It's coming together nicely although is taking a lot of work...grinding, routing, epoxying...all those manly skills that allow him to use lots of cool tools on deck. This is a trial hatch and if it works out as we hope it will, all the hatches will eventually be replaced. No more wave showers when trying to use the head or sleep on the sea berth.

While David worked on deck, Marcie caught up on e-mails, updated the website, paid bills and then continued to clean and clean and clean. This is one dirty boat! By 4PM, David completed what he could do for the day and we carted two huge sailbags full of yet more dirty clothes to the laundramat. While the five loads of laundry were in the washers, we scooted over and took showers and then, according to plan, met up with "Sequester" at the laundramat to catch up. Only cruisers would find a meeting at a laundramat a reasonable thing to do on an Easter Sunday. The social time certainly made the drying time go by quickly.

Back to the boat with the clean laundry, it was time for our Easter celebration dinner: mashed potatoes, squash and roast chicken. Since we started rather late, it took awhile to get the chicken roasted and the veggies cooked and on the table, so we didn't eat till 8:30pm. We were, however, sipping our "NZ Circumnavigation" champagne all the while we waited, so the time seemed to fly by quickly and spirits were certainly high when we commenced to attacking that roast chicken dinner. Happy Easter to all!

By the way, a website update has been completed with Chatham Island and Pitt Island photos as well as big update to the Antarctic page. Take a look if you have the chance. www.nineofcups.com
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