Cruising on Alexia

An informal update of our travels for Family and Friends

05 September 2013
27 June 2013
27 June 2013
27 June 2013
20 June 2013 | William wears kneepads to protect from the heat of the deck
17 June 2013 | Torrential rain for six hours
13 June 2013 | Herring Bay off Chesapeake Bay
08 June 2013 | Miles River, Maryland
08 June 2013 | Amelia at the helm with a helping hand from DAD
28 May 2013 | Just a short half mile journey across the River
27 May 2013 | Free dockage at the city marina
24 May 2013 | Narrow and shallow
24 May 2013 | Visitor Centre Dock
24 May 2013 | We're at the top
24 May 2013 | Going up
24 May 2013 | The gates close behind us


23 September 2011
Dutchman's Creek NC to Waccamaw River SC
It had rained solidly during the night - no thunder or high winds just soft, endless drizzle.

Rainwater is jfantastic for soft hair and when it rains I often put out a large container to collect the water and use it for hair washing.

We left early and travelled via some of the prettiest countryside imaginable. At times we managed to raise the sail but the wind was not consistent and although we had a little sunshine it wasn't long before another belt of rain came through.

We navigate the dreaded Pine Island Cut within which there is an extremely narrow 3-mile section called the rock pile - this the channel has been blasted through the coquina and apart from rocks below the boat there are jagged areas that protrude underwater from the sides of the channel. Alexia draws 5.5ft and at times the the depth dropped to just 6ft. We go slowly.

By late afternoon the weather has cleared and when we reached our anchorage in the Waccamaw River SC we were in for a treat.

It was a perfect sundown accompanied by birdsong, croaking frogs, wading birds and still water with mirror-like reflections for mile after mile. This picture was taken off the bow of Alexia.
Vessel Name: Alexia
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 42 built in 1998. She's extremely comfortable aboard with two ensuite cabins. Endless useful equipment like microwave, bilge pump counter, bowthrusters, Mastervolt generator, air conditioning, 12v freezer,
Hailing Port: London, United Kingdom
Crew: William Spouse and Frances Rogers
About: William has been a competitive sailor most of his life and introduced Frances to the boating life 29 years ago. In that time they have chartered many sailboats in Europe and the Caribbean finally purchasing Alexia in 2007.
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