Sailing MS Aura

The adventures of Linda, Al and Jasmine on Aura

04 May 2024 | Home and the Whitby Yacht Club
30 April 2024 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Whitby, Ontario
29 April 2024 | Columbia, South Carolina to South Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 April 2024 | Titusville, Florida to Columbia, South Carolina
27 April 2024 | Westland Marina
26 April 2024 | Westland Marina
25 April 2024 | Titusville
24 April 2024 | Titusville
23 April 2024 | Westland Marina
22 April 2024 | Titusville
21 April 2024 | Westland Marina
20 April 2024 | Westland Marina
19 April 2024 | Westland Marina
18 April 2024 | Westland, Titusville, Florida
17 April 2024 | Westland Marina
16 April 2024 | Westland Marina, Titusville, Florida
15 April 2024 | Eau Gallie Yacht Basin to Westland, Titusville, Florida
14 April 2024 | Eau Gallie Yacht Basin
13 April 2024 | Eau Gallie Yacht Basin, Florida
12 April 2024 | Eau Gallie Yacht Basin, Florida

Welcome Home! Last post of the season!

04 May 2024 | Home and the Whitby Yacht Club
Linda McOrmond | Cool
May 1 to 4

May 1 - Unpacking, cleaning and planning bedroom renovation and new bed!

May 2 - Mattress shopping, IKEA, removing wallpaper and drywall repairs

May 3 - Paint, painting supplies, finish drywall repairs, clean trim and get ready to paint.

May 4 - New ceiling fan, new outlets and light switch and more painting. We then headed down to our Yacht Club and were greeted with a round of applause. I was so taken aback! It is so great to be home again an and such a wonderful welcoming from our friends!

Home!

30 April 2024 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Whitby, Ontario
Linda McOrmond | Cold for us!
April 30

We are home! We were both busy once we got home. Al went for multiple trips to Home Depot for cleaners, tide and new toilet seats. The tenants did an ok job of cleaning but I cleaned the bathrooms and washed all our bedding. Al installed new toilet seats and unloaded the car. The house is better than expected though and it is great to be home but we certainly have our work cut out for us for a while.

Outlet Mall, Outback and Hampton Inn

29 April 2024 | Columbia, South Carolina to South Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Linda McOrmond | Getting cooler
AI started the morning going through the cooler and throwing out most of the food. At least there is a dumpster here to use. Al took Jasmine for a walk and then we were on the road. Thankfully I had coffee and the small included breakfast at the hotel. As we stopped at Dunkin Donuts for coffee, which was terrible!

Tonight's stop is a Hampton Inn south of Pittsburgh near a huge Tangers outlet. I had great success at Eddie Bauer and Columbia. Al got a coat as it is getting cold. We had dinner at Outback which was amazing. The hotel was also amazing. Jasmine loves scattering the pillows on the bed again!
Vessel Name: Aura
Vessel Make/Model: Cheoy Lee 43 Motorsailer
Hailing Port: Whitby, Ontario, Canada WYC - Whitby Yacht Club
Crew: Al and Linda
About: Al - the captain, boat restorer, project manager, dreamer Linda - the cook, cleaner, sewer, decorator and worrier
Extra: Will we finish?