Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

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
17 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas

Approaching Beaufort, North Carolina

27 April 2018 | 55 SE of Cape Fear
Well, that there Gulf Stream can be a fickle thing. We had it for a while, then we didn’t, now we do. There are maps and forecasts to try to help you know where and how strongly it’s flowing, and we have tried to use them. On balance, the Stream is giving us a good shove in the right direction, but there was a while last night when we even had slight current against us. Must have been an eddy on the side of the main stream. But progress is being made again, and we are now off North Carolina.

We had to motor a fair bit in the last 24 hours, but now the wind is back and there should be enough of it to blow us up to Beaufort, our intended landfall and where we will clear officially into the USA. We are expecting to arrive during the coming night, but no promises. We are hoping to meet some sailing friends there who we last saw in Portugal. Excited!

Kate’s catering countdown is going well but still not sure what to do with three garlic bulbs, two plantains and a lime. Tonight’s supper will be a salmagundi of everything that we can’t take into the US, and there’s huevos rancheros for lunch (taking care of the last 3 eggs, a pepper, an onion and a tomato).
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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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