Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

21 January 2019 | O’Brien’s Cay, Bahamas
20 January 2019 | Warderick Wells, Bahamas
19 January 2019 | Warderick Wells, Bahamas
18 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
16 January 2019 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas
15 January 2019 | Allen’s Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
13 January 2019 | Palm Cay Marina, New Providence, Bahamas
11 January 2019 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 January 2019 | Shroud Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
08 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay - south, Exumas, Bahamas
07 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
06 January 2019 | Pirate’s Lair, Exumas, Bahamas
05 January 2019 | Warderick Wells Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
03 January 2019 | O’Briens Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
02 January 2019 | Compass Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
01 January 2019 | Pig Bay, Big Spot Majors, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
29 December 2018 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
27 December 2018 | Shroud Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
24 December 2018 | Shroud Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
23 December 2018 | Allen's Cays, Exuma Islands, Bahamas

A Letter from America

02 May 2018 | Alligator River, North Carolina, USA
A pleasant evening, sharing fresh shrimp and flounder from the fish dock with Debi and Jack, learning to play euchre and enjoying the flat calm waters. These are buggy parts of the world though, with huge mosquitos.

Today sees us carrying on up the ICW, counting down the miles to Norfolk. Morehead City was Statute Mile 203, Snode Creek was at Mile 153, today we are heading for Mile 102 and Norfolk, VA is Mile 0. Much of our track today is up the 20+ mile canal between the Pungo and Alligator Rivers, a long, long straight cut between reed and rush beds, and later on through cypress swamps. The edges of the canal (where the Corps of Engineers has no remit) are mined with broken posts and spiky tree stumps, above and below the surface, so we drive firmly down the middle of the channel, creating a lovely brown bow-wave.

There seem to be vast open areas here, much of it forest and swamp, with very little population; so far today we have seen just one person on the shore. Occasionally there are holiday homes scattered along the shore-line �" some modest but some very grand. Nearly every house has its own boat dock, many with a fish-cleaning station. Not very much traffic, not much to see, but we have spotted deer, eagles and giant tortoiseshell(ish) butterflies.

There are some great names here; for example, we are anchored in Alligator River Cove, in the Alligator River, opposite Bear Point, which in turn is across the swamp from Rattlesnake Bay. Our alternative anchorage was Tuckahoe Point. One of the options heading north is a route across the Great Dismal Swamp.
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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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a pre-retirement holiday
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some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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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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Barracuda, K & G head south to a new home.
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Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Kate and Graham Chillin'
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