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

Thunderbolts & lightening, very very frightening, me, galileo, galileo .....

11 May 2018 | Mathew, East River, VA, USA
Well. The Bruce has done sterling work, so we are very glad indeed that we made the change yesterday. Having anchored at 4pm in brilliant sunshine (so brilliant that needed the bimini for shade), half an hour later the sky grew dark, the clouds massed and within five minutes the wind increased from 3 kts up to the 30s and 40s and thunder rolled in, accompanied by drenching rain - luckily the wind dropped again very quickly. Quite a terrific storm, with lightning too close for our liking, which didn't die down for several hours. Electronics all unplugged, phones and laptops in the oven, and fingers crossed. We were slightly comforted by the fact that we are surrounded by trees which are significantly taller than our mast. Despite the top wind speed of 41kts, the Bruce held and we didn't shift an inch.

But after all that drama, we ended up with a flat calm night, cool air, and a lovely sunlit morning to light up the spotless decks. Once again we are settled in a glorious part of the Chesapeake with move lovely houses and a million crab pots. Still waiting to find the crab shack!

We took the dinghy into look around Mathew only to find that this was not possible at low water. Guppy was firmly stuck in the mud. So we retreated to Barracuda for a couple of hours and let the tide come in whilst we stripped & greased our winches. Once the tide was up we headed into Mathew and negotiated the drainage ditch at the end of the creek to reach a landing place. Mathew is a lovely little town full of antique shops. Trying to decide if we stay for dinner but don't want to be left high and dry in the mud as the tide retreats. Will tell you how that goes tomorrow.
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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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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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