Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

18 October 2018 | Boston, MA, USA
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

Riding the Magic Carpet, and notes from the galley

26 April 2018
Well, we are galloping on at the moment. Last night's light but pleasant winds turned too light to sail, and we have been motoring since breakfast time. Our boat speed is only 4.5 kts, under moderate engine, but our speed over the ground (SOG) is a good 8.5 kts. Another lovely sunny day though it's definitely fleeces and long trousers at night.

We are surprised at how little traffic there is here. We’re seeing just a handful of ships in any 24 hour period. We have had leaping fish though, and also a visit from a yellow crested egret (description, not bird type) which landed on our guard rails, took one look at us and then flew off, circled the boat six or seven times, and disappeared.

The catering plan is driven by two factors just now: a) we will be leaving the boat soon, for several months; and b) we are forbidden to bring ‘perishables’ into the USA. This means that we are in ‘eat-it-up’ mode.

We have been doing minimal fresh provisioning for a few weeks now - a plantain here, a tomato there - and now we have to empty the hanging fruit/veg nets and the fridge before the end of the week. Over the next two nights Kate will be finding ingenious uses for two onions, half a squash, three entire bulbs of garlic, three limes, two plantains and a block of halloumi. Should be interesting.
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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...
Barracuda's Photos - Main
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a pre-retirement holiday
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Created 21 June 2015
some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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Created 19 July 2014
2 great weeks with Steve and Bibi Rainey.
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Created 18 July 2014
A long weekend with Catherine and David.
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Created 18 July 2014
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Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda, K & G head south to a new home.
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Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Created 18 July 2014
Kate and Graham Chillin'
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Created 18 July 2014

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