|Vessel Name:||C Whisper I|
|Vessel Make/Model:||Catalina 400|
|Hailing Port:||Corner Brook, Nl|
|Crew:||Byron and Paula|
I fed Byron a great chicken dinner with all the fixings and the next morning we cast our lines from the dock in Titusville with plans to anchor somewhere for the night. Instead we were flying and made great time (all relative for sailboats) and made it all the way to Vero Beach. The mansions on the way [...]
It was a great day motoring in the ICW and we arrived in Beaufort, South Carolina and picked up a mooring ball. The first thing we needed to do was get groceries since we had not bought fresh produce since New Bern, NC. As we walked around and explored the city by UBER we saw what a beautiful city it [...]
We cant believe it!! We are finally going to cut the lines and live the dream lol!! At least Byrons dream...we shall see...
We are on our way again.!!!!. This time it was hard to say goodbye to my 91 (92 October 25) year old mother but we had to see what this sailing thing is all about and I know if she could remember she would want us to do this too. I promised to talk to her frequently and video chat with her..... more [...]
We had a few really busy days in New Bern decommissioning the boat. Sails came off, so did the boom, all canvas, solar panels, life raft, outboard engines and anything else that was movable that could cause a problem if there was a tropical storm or hurricane. Inside I was obsessive about bugs so we [...]
We arrived into the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. It was FANCY. Members can invite guests and you have to wear suit and tie for supper. Duke loved it. Unfortunately there were no laundry facilities and it had been to warm for me to do it. The security man Harvey brought us to a beautiful laundromat [...]
We had a beautiful sail down the coast from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Cape May, New Jersey. The coastline is amazing. It is very flat with beaches almost the whole way with people laying on the beaches, people paragliding, planes with banners behind them going up and down the beaches and tour boats [...]
We had a beautiful day sailing in Long Island Sound. There were lots of boats everywhere. The first night we picked up a mooring ball in New London, Conn. This was an industrial city with lots of boat traffic. We got up early the next morning to make our way further south in the sound.
Block Island, RI.... what can I say!!!! To be 20 years younger 😘😘😘😘. We got there around 2:30 pm and the radio was alive with boaters requesting a mooring ball for the night. The balls can not be booked in advance so you really take a chance on being able to get one. The field consists of [...]
I use to always say that "I have arrived" when the butter melts. When Andrea was visiting the temperature in Southwest Harbour was in the 30's. I was in my glee as the butter had melted! We had a great visit with Andrea, Odin and Zeus and once they left we were making tracks agin. The tracks were slow; [...]
I was really nervous about the passage from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbour, Maine as it was 99 nm with no where to stop in between and the current and tides are known to be strong. We had the perfect weather window as winds were suppose to be northerly and then turn easterly. We calculated that [...]
Our sail to Mahone Bay was uneventful. Seas were beautiful and wind was light. Byron talked to a few other sailors over VHF as they went in the other direction. When we entered the bay our friends, Anna and Igor, were out in their sailboat to guide us in. It was so nice to see!!! We really needed that [...]
We entered and left Ingonish skirting lobster pots. We should have put a line cutter on our prop !!! We will in Maine...We had tide and current with us as we entered the entrance to the lakes and we were flying at 10.4 knots (19.3 km/hr). Our fastest speed ever!!!
We left Woods Island around 1130 June 29, 2019 after we were sure the engine was not leaking anymore. The sail to Codroy was absolutely beautiful. There were pods of pilot whales everywhere and lots of suicide boomers (gannets) fishing. Even crossing Bay St. George was quiet. Last year it took us 17 [...]
We had some engine problems with a major diesel leak. Byron repaired the problem after taking apart the injector lines numerous times and we planned on going to Woods Island to see if the problem was actually fixed. However before we went our neighbours visited for a farewell Bon Voyage doo!!! Then in the morning with another go at the engine we are off to Woods Island. Not sure if we continue on from there or return back to our home port for a better fix of the engine
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Woods Island (We were taken in by the people who are now our extended family!! This is as close to paradise as one will ever be), Goose Arm, and Southeast Arm
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