Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

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
21 December 2018 | Palm Cove Marina, Nassau, Bahamas
18 December 2018 | Bird Cay, Bahamas
17 December 2018 | Berry Islands, Bahamas
16 December 2018 | Alice Town, North Bimini, Bahamas

Spot the pot.

06 May 2018 | Dare Marine, Poquoson River, Virginia, USA
Yesterday was a day of diddling around in the anchorage and doing not very much. We kind of needed time to decompress having finally reached the Chesapeake, which has been our destination for a while. Not that the trip is over, but it felt like a good moment to stop and draw our breath. There was a big music festival with some great bands playing on the shore just opposite where we were parked, so we had some entertainment whilst we were there. It rained big time last night so that saves cleaning the boat.

We left early this morning, in fairly dreich, grey, windless weather, and motored past more grey navy war ships than we have ever seen; Norfolk is a massive naval base. On the way up the ICW we were constantly overflown by warplanes practicing. Big military presence in these parts. Nuff said….

Once out of the Norfolk channel, the trip into the Chesapeake was marked by a massive fog bank - the first one we’ve been in since the Spanish Rias. Radar on, nav lights, etc… It felt strangely good, though, to have cool damp air on our skin again. Then came the poorly marked crab pots – a speciality in these parts. (see photo)

We have made a plan to work our way round to Deltaville (our final destination) in a series of small day sails, and to slowly enjoy our last few miles. Our first stop was a creek off the Poquoson River where we tried a few spots to anchor, but no matter what we did the anchor kept sliding around in the loose (and yet strangely thick and black) slime, so in the end we came up into the tiny haven that is Dare Marine to tie up; quiet, friendly, very helpful. We are getting better at parking in these US slips (a wooden post at each corner, fenders optional). There is nothing round here but rather lovely houses on the opposite shore, calling birds and plenty of the US cousins of our Scottish midges. Could put down roots here if we are not careful.
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
81 Photos
Created 30 April 2016
60 Photos
Created 16 September 2015
a pre-retirement holiday
19 Photos
Created 21 June 2015
some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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Created 16 January 2015
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Created 19 July 2014
2 great weeks with Steve and Bibi Rainey.
11 Photos
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
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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.
12 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
Kate and Graham Chillin'
7 Photos
Created 18 July 2014

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