Northern Spirit

Anything's going to happen...its going to happen out there! (Captain Ron)

04 June 2016 | Grimsby, Ontario
24 May 2016
24 May 2016 | The Hudson River
24 May 2016 | Jersey City, Manhattan and Croton on Hudson
11 May 2016 | Cape May, New Jersey
11 May 2016 | Rock Hall and Chesapeake City
11 May 2016 | Annapolis, Maryland
11 May 2016 | Solomon's Island and Oxford, Maryland
11 May 2016 | Deltaville, Virginia
01 May 2016
18 April 2016 | South Carolina
18 April 2016
18 April 2016 | Georgia
18 April 2016
18 April 2016 | Titusville, Florida
12 March 2016 | Great Harbour Cay
06 March 2016 | Great Harbour Cay Marina

Wind, waves and tide

22 April 2013 | Darien, Georgia
Sunday, April 21st - We left Jekyll Island at 8:45 am to take advantage of mid- tide to travel through the narrow and shallow channel behind Jekyll Island. It is quite cool and windy and it only got windier as the day went on. In the afternoon, against wind, waves and tide we could only make about 3 knots so we began looking for a place to hide for the night. As this is all marsh as far as you can see, there is nothing to stop the north-east winds off the Atlantic. Active Captain had good reviews for Darien, so we headed up the Darien River, this time with the tidal current and wind at over 7 knots to the town do Darien and their 'free dock' with power and water! We tied up with Gemini Dream, (Matt & Colleen), Loopers from New Jersey. There is also a C-Dory from Florida here - they are on day 5 of the Loop...we are on day 311! We joined Matt and Colleen for dinner at Skipper's, an awesome seafood restaurant! There is a very large shrimp boat and fishing fleet here so the shrimp and fish are as fresh as you can get!

The forecast for heavy winds and rain continues, so we'll stay a second day and head out Tuesday morning.
Comments
Vessel Name: Northern Spirit
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 331
Hailing Port: Great Lakes
Crew: Ron and Lynne Taylor
About:
After 25 years of sailing, mostly on Lake Ontario and some on all the other Great Lakes, in 2006 we moved the boat to Britt in Northern Georgian Bay. [...]
Extra:
We'll sail the North Channel until early August when we head to Chicago to begin the Great Loop. Now, after 15 months, we have completed our loop! We will spend the remainder of the summer in the North Channel while we plan our next adventure! After spending the winter of 2013-2014 in [...]
Northern Spirit's Photos - Main
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Our week in Sault Ste. Marie, visiting with family and a sidetrip on Kestrel
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Northern Georgian Bay and the North Channel
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