Happiness is being on the Water

04 May 2018 | Oriental, NC
03 March 2018 | Black Point South Bay on Great Guana Cay
09 February 2018 | Hog Cay
24 January 2018 | Duncan Town
09 January 2018 | George Town, Great Exuma Island
23 December 2017 | Black Point Settlement
19 December 2017 | Palm Beach Florida
06 December 2017 | Vero Beach City Marina
27 November 2017 | Merritt Island Cocoa Beach, Florida
23 November 2017 | Marineland, Florida
19 November 2017 | Marsh Island, St. John’s River near Jacksonsville, FL.
28 May 2017 | Oriental, NC
15 April 2017 | Allans-Pensacola
05 April 2017 | Lynyard Cay
20 March 2017 | Salt Pond, Long Island, Bahamas
14 March 2017 | George Town, Bahamas
23 February 2017 | George Town, 🇧🇸
08 February 2017 | Shroud Cay, Wardrick Wells, Cambridge, Staniel Cay, Black Point
01 February 2017 | Allan's Cay, Leaf Cay

Sailing Season 2017-2018

19 November 2017 | Marsh Island, St. John’s River near Jacksonsville, FL.
Windy, 15-20 NE, Partly Sunny
After spending the spring in Oriental, NC and some of the summer in Baldwinsville, NY we are finally ready to begin moving south for the 2017-2018 fall and winter season. We had a few more minor repairs done on the boat at Deaton's Yacht Services in October and then we moved the boat to our friend's Jerry and Donna's dock located in front of their house on Broad Creek off of the Neuse River. Here we waited for a weather window to begin our sailing trip to Florida with the Bahamas as our final destination.
On Tuesday, November 14, we left the dock and headed to Beaufort, NC where we staged our departure for a two and half day sail to Cumberland Island off Georgia's southeast coast. On Wednesday morning once we got past the inlet out onto the ocean, the winds were out of the north at 15-20 knots with higher gusts. We were moving at 7.0 knots with the main and staysail. Later we added the genoa to the sail combo and our speed increased to 8 knots with an occasional 9 and 10. Scheherazade was moving along nicely. It was a great ride. On Friday afternoon, we arrived at the St. Mary's inlet on the border of Georgia and Florida. Once we maneuvered through the inlet, we anchored in front of the Ice House Museum on Cumberland Island and planned on staying here for a few days. Last year we had a great time exploring the island where we saw wild horses, armadillos, pristine maritime forests and undeveloped beaches. However, the following morning was sunny with light winds making it a perfect day to move to the next destination. We pulled the anchor and went back out the St. Mary's Inlet to the ocean and motor sailed for about 5 hours to the St. John's inlet near Jacksonville, Florida. Today (Sunday) we find ourselves anchored in front of some beautiful homes on the shoreline of Marsh Island. Tomorrow we plan on entering the ICW and will make our way to St. Augustine, Florida.

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Vessel Name: Scheherazade
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 42'/ 1984
Hailing Port: Chaumont, NY
Crew: Ron and Deb Kurtz
About:
Ron is a retired instrumental music teacher. He has been sailing since he was a young man (1970) on Lake Ontario in Henderson Harbor, NY. His dream has always been to own his own sailboat and anchor it in Henderson Harbor. Well, that dream has come true. [...]
Extra: The S/V Scheherazade's home port is Chaumont Bay in Chaumont, NY. Scheherazade is now on her way back from the Bahamas for the summer months.
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Scheherazade 's Photos - Main
Scheherazade anchored out in front of Jerry and Donna’s house
5 Photos | 8 Sub-Albums
Created 19 November 2017
Putting Mast up.
4 Photos
Created 19 September 2016
2nd Trip to the Bahamas
2 Photos | 12 Sub-Albums
Created 31 August 2016
This is our first trip to the Bahamas
14 Photos | 22 Sub-Albums
Created 12 September 2015