Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

25 May 2018 | Deltaville, Virginia, USA
15 May 2018 | Fishing Bay Marina, Deltaville, VA, USA
14 May 2018 | Fishing Bay Marina, Deltaville, VA, USA
13 May 2018 | Jackson Creek, Deltaville, VA, USA
10 May 2018 | near Mathew, East River, Mobjack Bay, VA, USA
08 May 2018 | Sarah Creek, VA, USA
06 May 2018 | Dare Marine, Poquoson River, Virginia, USA
04 May 2018 | Norfolk, VA, USA
02 May 2018 | Alligator River, North Carolina, USA
01 May 2018 | Snode Creek, ICW, North Carolina, USA
28 April 2018 | Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, USA
27 April 2018 | 55 SE of Cape Fear
26 April 2018 | 100 miles Offshore - Georgia / South Carolina Border
24 April 2018 | Straits of Florida
23 April 2018 | Old Bahama Bay Marina, Grand Bahama
20 April 2018 | Palm Cay Marina, New Providence, Bahamas
19 April 2018 | Norman's Cay, Bahamas
18 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas

Working our way north in the Gulf Stream

26 April 2018 | 100 miles Offshore - Georgia / South Carolina Border
Two days and nights into this passage and progress is being made. Our initial plan to find the Gulf Stream worked. We headed NW towards Florida and roughly where we expected our speed over the ground increased by 3 knots and off we went. It obviously makes a massive difference to how far we go in a day. When you are in the Gulf Stream it is like walking forward whilst on one of those long moving pavements at the big airports. We do have to do a longer route round the edge of the US east coast to stay with it.

Late on our first night we had some heavier weather from the north so as instructed we sailed east away from the stream to avoid being in a turbulent sea. It was a lot smoother but it did mean that we had sailed about 30 miles east of the core stream so we spent a fair bit of yesterday clawing our way back over to the centre of the stream which we eventually found again in the late afternoon.

Last night was a really dreamy sail. The sunset was stunning (deep red), the moonset was stunning (bright red), the wind was kind, the stars were out and all in all it was fairly fast. We savoured it big time as there may not be many of these left for a while.

Today the winds are light, the sun is shining, there are a couple of ships around and we are still riding the magic carpet. We have already passed Florida, and Georgia and are just on the border with South Carolina.
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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