Sailing Ti Amo

30 April 2019 | Urbanna Creek
28 April 2019 | Morehead City, NC
27 April 2019 | Morehead City, NC
23 April 2019 | Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
22 April 2019 | Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
21 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
20 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
19 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
18 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
17 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
16 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
15 April 2019 | Treasure Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
14 April 2019 | Great Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
13 April 2019 | Mon O War, Abacos
12 April 2019 | Little Harbor, Abacos
11 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
10 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor,
09 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
08 April 2019 | Hope Town, Abacos, Bahamas
07 April 2019 | Tavern Cay, Tilloo Cut, Abacos, Bahamas

Home by May 1st

30 April 2019 | Urbanna Creek
glenda groome
We have had an uneventful trip home. While we are just fifteen miles from entering the Chesapeake, the flies have been welcoming us for the last ten miles. You know you are getting close when you see those things swarm in one after another. Greg and I have been out of practice as it is not something we see much of in the Bahamas. Oh well, fly swatter in hand and bodies are dropping "like flies".

This part of the trip up along the North Carolina coast seems to be the longest as we are not getting much help from the sails and we are battling a current. The wind speed which was up to 15 knots has now dropped to 7 so we will crank the engine up just a little to make us feel we are getting home a little quicker.

Now entering the Chesapeake it is still pretty calm but visibility is low. We enjoy getting through the tunnel area without too much trouble. Once we have cleared through the tricky areas, I go down for my nap. Within an hour the winds have picked up and from below it feels like we are flying. I come back up to check on the captain who says it is too rough and he will hold the wheel a while longer.

3:00 am and we are at the mouth of the Rappahannock. HOME......almost!
With our new marina for Ti Amo we have about 15 miles to relax and await daybreak so we can enter the creek. Life is good.

And just like that we are under the Norris Bridge at 04:30 am and headed for the channel. Hoping for a little daylight before we get there so we slow it down a bit.

By 6:30 the sun was coming up and the boat was tied up at her new home. Nice amenities.....pool, bathrooms, floating docks and two parking lots. Pretty nice.

Good to be home!
Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg and Glenda Groome
Ti Amo's Photos - Trip Down the ICW
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A Trot Around Town: Several tours of historic homes and landmarks are available via one of Fletcher
Charleston Homes: Just love the architecture and the colors with both paint and flowers
More Charleston Homes
More Charleston Homes
Fort Sumter Memorial
Fountain in Battery Area in Charleston: This would more correctly be titled...."Chewie
More Charleston Homes
Streets of Charleston
Courtyards & Entrances: All of the homes here have such character and lovely courtyards and/or entrances
Courtyards & Entrances: All of the homes here have such character and lovely courtyards and/or entrances
More Courtyards
More Homes and Color
More Homes
From The Underside: This is what our mast looks like as we pass under these 65 foot bridge openings.  I still hold my breath.
Best Mate Asleep?: Well I think someone is asleep on the job.....guess it best to be this guy than the other guy
Traffic Jam: We start our trip with a bridge that is "normally" open.  That should have been a clue for things to come.  All boats are jockeying for position....kind of reminds me of a horse race.
 
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The Crew

Who: Greg and Glenda Groome
Port: Topping, VA