Dawn Patrol

11 March 2015 | Black Point Settlement
04 March 2015 | Staniel Cay
21 February 2015
11 February 2015 | Bimini, Bahamas
03 February 2015 | John Pennikamp Park
02 February 2015
26 January 2015 | Key Largo, Fl
12 January 2015 | Daytona Beach
11 January 2015 | Marinland
05 January 2015
23 October 2014 | Ocracoke Island
22 October 2014 | Ocrokoke
20 October 2014
17 October 2014 | Manteo,MC
07 September 2014 | Kill Devil Hills,NC
27 April 2014 | Manteo NC
13 March 2014
08 March 2014 | Marineland
07 March 2014 | St Augustine, Florida

Headed for Bimini—So how did we end up south in John Pennekamp Park?

23 January 2015

We had completed all of our preparations, stocked the boat, refueled, and checked the weather—(actually the checklist ran several pages, but I will spare you the details). It looked like great weather for a crossing and even the Bahama weather guru Chris Parker said it was a go.
The only problem was the weather forecast 3 days out. While we could cross the Gulf Stream Wednesday, it looked very likely that we would be holed up in Bimini for 5 days as some severe weather moved into the Bahamas. Townes was lobbying heavily for going to our favorite spot, John Pennekamp Park!! We considered the options and decided to head South to Key Largo.
Tucked inside Largo Sound we moored in beautiful sparkling clear water. The next few days will be time for some well-earned chillaxing time with SUP-ing, windsurfing, snorkeling and of course boat projects!
Next plan: Possible passage Saturday morning...
Vessel Name: Dawn Patrol
Vessel Make/Model: Gemini 105 MC
Hailing Port: Manteo, NC
Crew: Paul Manning, Susannah Sakal, Townes Manning
Paul and Susannah own and operate specialty coffee shops in the Outer Banks of NC. The Front Porch Cafe roasts all of its coffee in house and has been serving coffee to locals and visitors since 1999. Visit us at www.killdevilcoffee.com. Townes is a 10 year old with a passion for sailing. [...]
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At the end of the rainbow

Who: Paul Manning, Susannah Sakal, Townes Manning
Port: Manteo, NC