Cruising on Destiny

30 May 2014 | Cape May, NJ
15 May 2013 | Beaufort, NC to Hertford
08 May 2013 | Charleston, SC
03 May 2013 | various
03 May 2013 | Duck Key, FL
09 March 2013 | Hawks Cay Marina, Duck Key
07 March 2013 | Rodriguez Key
05 March 2013 | No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne
02 March 2013 | Palm Beach, FL
07 February 2013 | Stuart, FL
06 January 2013 | Stuart, FL
04 December 2012 | Stuart, FL
01 December 2012 | Port Canaveral
29 November 2012 | Titusville, FL
28 November 2012 | Daytona
25 November 2012 | St. Augustine, FL
21 November 2012 | Charleston, SC
18 November 2012 | Southport, NC
17 November 2012 | Southport, NC
16 November 2012 | Wrightsville Beach

Florida, at last!

25 November 2012 | St. Augustine, FL
cool, but sunny!
Thanksgiving in Charleston was a gorgeous sunny day. After skype-ing the kids and grandkids, we walked into the historic district and enjoyed a delicious dinner at "Cypress" in the French quarter. Friday we met up with a dear friend, Cynthia, who used to sing in our choir in Hertford and now lives in Charleston, for a 2 1/2-hour breakfast! After breakfast we spent the day provisioning and preparing for our next offshore leg. We left Charleston on the ebb tide at 0830 Saturday, with a gentle breeze and plenty of sunshine. By night fall the winds picked up and we had 15-20 knots most of the night. With a clear sky and 3/4 moon, we had lots of light reflected on the water. Coming into the St. Augustine channel this morning was a bit of a challenge because it is not well charted. The shoaling can be very unpredictable, so the markers are moved around. But we made it and by noon were docked in St. Augustine. The weather for the week ahead looks good, so we plan to stay two nights and then continue down the ICW on Tuesday.
Vessel Name: DESTINY
Vessel Make/Model: FREEDOM 45
Hailing Port: HERTFORD, NC
Joan, a retired music teacher, grew up sailing on Long Island Sound, NY. John, a retired dentist, grew up outside Buffalo, NY in East Aurora, and learned to sail as a teenager. We have been married 47 years and have two grown daughters, two great sons-in-law and four precious grandchildren. [...]
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