A winter without snow!

The sv Red Sky with her crew of Dan, Sharon, & Skipper will be leaving Kent Island for warmer waters this winter. Follow us.

25 March 2017 | St. Johns Yacht Harbor, on the Stono River South of Charleston.
24 March 2017 | Port Royal Landing Marina
22 March 2017 | Isle of Hope Marina, Savannah, GA
20 March 2017 | Jekyll harbor Marina, Jekyll Island, GA
19 March 2017 | Palm Cove Marina, Jacksonville, FL
18 March 2017 | St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
12 March 2017 | Titusville Municipal Marina
09 March 2017 | Telmar Bay Marina
08 March 2017 | Fort Pierce City Marina
04 March 2017 | Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach
02 March 2017
14 February 2017
12 February 2017
02 December 2016 | Vero Beach Yacht Club
28 November 2016 | Cocoa Village Marina
26 November 2016 | Current location: Daytona Marina and boatworks
21 November 2016
14 November 2016 | Port Royal Landing Marina, Beaufort, SC.
12 November 2016 | St. James Marina

St. Johns Yacht Harbor, on the Stono River South of Charleston.

25 March 2017 | St. Johns Yacht Harbor, on the Stono River South of Charleston.
We left Port Royal at 7:00am so that we could make the shallows on a rising tide and that worked well for most of the day. We had one cut to make where the charts indicated 6-7 feet at mean lower low water (MLLW), we draw five feet. So we held our collective breaths and headed through. A couple of times we saw less than six - but, without ever touching the bottom we made it through. Te winds and tides worked with us and we fairly raced to where we had planned to anchor out. St. Johns Yacht Harbor, on the Stono River South of Charleston had room for us and there is one crazy bridge between here and Charleston Harbor that has strange hours and prevented us from going through. We took advantage of getting here around 4:00pm and made use of the marinas excellent laundry and shower facilities.

Port Royal

24 March 2017 | Port Royal Landing Marina
We had an uneventful trip out of Georgia and into South Carolina. We are at the Port Royal Landing Marina just outside of Beaufort. These docks were a mess on our way down in November thanks to Hurricane Mathew and are now terrific. They are floating and long. We plan to spend tonight here and anchor out tomorrow before getting to Charleston for a few days.

Savannah, again.

22 March 2017 | Isle of Hope Marina, Savannah, GA
We spent last night in the middle of a nowhere Georgia salt grass swamp. Dropped the anchor at about 4:00pm and let things settle. Breeze of 13+kts. in the early evening, dropping off to dead calm through the night. The temperature dropped into the 50's so the cabin was cool. we weighed anchor at 8:00am and continued on north.

Most of what we can see as we travel the ICW through Georgia is salt grass with very little population. The ICW, for the most part, has good water - anywhere from 15 to 50'. But, Georgia does not care to dredge and so there are area you have to wait for a rising tide, or high, tide to get through. We draw 5' and so we are careful to watch for shoals, especially those that seem to move from and/or grow from year to year. Just before Savannah there is a section, about 1.5 miles long that we could not get through without a high tide. Hell's Gate is also very narrow - and of course there is a bend in the middle. We also had a strong breeze and gusts as we drove through - I am not sure I took a breath for the whole stretch.

We were docked at Isle of Hope Marina, just south of Savannah by 4:30. The folks here are terrific. They have a loaner car (an ancient Honda Civic) that we used to go to a nearby restaurant. Tomorrow we clean the boat, grade a few papers, and do some laundry.

Jekyll Island, GA

20 March 2017 | Jekyll harbor Marina, Jekyll Island, GA
We had a long day - We pulled out of Jacksonville at 0700 and arrived at Jekyll Island close to 1530. The wind was down, an occasional gust to 10kts, but for the most part under five. Between Fernandina, FL. there were a few shoals that we held our breath over - but, all in all, it was a smooth ride.

Jekyll Island, GA is a very pretty resort area - but the bugs come out as the sun goes down. The marina folk are great and offered help while docking.

Jacksonville, Fl.

19 March 2017 | Palm Cove Marina, Jacksonville, FL
Today was fairly easy. 39 miles, we crossed under the Bridge of Lions at 0900 and were tied up at 1400. Beautiful sunshine just a little chilly. The winds were higher than expected, generally 20kts with gusts in the high 20's, somewhat higher than the 5-10kts predicted.

St. Augustine

18 March 2017 | St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
We left Titusville on the Morning of March 16 - And landed in Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona. Our last day in Titusville we went to see the movie Hidden Figures. the movie was terrific and made better by the theater which had fully reclining individual club chairs that you might see at home.
It was a cold trip, temps in the low forties and wind in the high twenties. We were so happy to have the cockpit enclosure, it made the hop bearable. For the past few mornings we woke up up to cold! temps in the low forties, one morning in the high thirties! I know, not cold like in Maryland, but for the past five months we have been used to tropical.

The morning of the seventeenth we headed to St. Augustine. This is one of our favorite places. We had a great dinner at the Columbia - if you have never had a meal there you now have an excuse to visit St. Augustine, Tampa, or Sarasota. We will leave here tomorrow for Jacksonvile.
Vessel Name: Red Sky
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 376
Hailing Port: Chester, Maryland
Crew: Dan & Sharon Ehrenfeld
About: We are about to embark on our most ambitious sailing adventure. In three weeks, weather permitting we will move onto Red Sky and head south for the winter. We plan to spend December through February in the Florida Keys.
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Dan, Sharon, & of course Skipper
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