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 [...]

Countdown in progress

26 March 2012 | Kettering, Tasmania
Marcie
We were up early in hopes of getting another load of laundry done and out on the line before we left to pick up the rental car. No luck...the marina's single washer was in use and at the beginning of its cycle. No matter...we'll figure something out. We managed to get a few chores done before our gracious morning chauffeur, Tony on "Westwind" arrived and whisked us away to the big city...Hobart.

The rental car was ready for us and the first place we headed was Peter Johnston's, the big chandlery in Hobart city. Located across from the waterfront, we had a quick look at the city and a longer look at what the chandlery had to offer. In particular, we were looking for an odd lift-off fastener stud that had disintegrated when we removed the dodger for repair. We were pleasantly surprised when they had the exact, rather obscure item we needed. Of course, it took us much longer to get through the rest of the store to see what was available (most everything) and the prices (ouch!). Though we were in a rush of sorts, the cafe next to the chandlery was too much of an attraction to deny and we relaxed a bit over a flat white and planned the rest of the day.

After a quick look around, we headed back to the marina to pick up all that dirty laundry. The nearby town of Kingston had a laundramat and we ate a quick lunch while the washers and dryers did their thing and were back at the marina with clean, dry laundry by 2pm. We hadn't finished packing yet and we got into it with significant resolve. Our friends on Xantia stopped by quickly for a cuppa and any instructions. They're watching the boat while we're away and offered to air her out a bit on fair days.

We were busy the rest of day, frantically trying to figure out what we'd need, what would fit, what we were forgetting. We had a list of all the lists we'd made and still we were adding more items to lists to be ticked off. At 6:30, we headed up to the Oyster Cove Inn pub to meet Aussie friends from Moonshine whom we'd met in Cygnet. An historic old place from the 19th century, the inn is just a short pathway up the hill. The blazing fireplace was most welcome on a crisp night. We enjoyed a pub meal and good conversation and all too soon it was time to head back to a very chilly boat.

Tomorrow...we'll finish up the last minute details and zip up Cups for the winter.
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