30 July 2011 | Cuttyhunk Island, Cape Cod, Mass.
30 July 2011 | Cuttyhunk Harbour, Mass.
24 July 2011 | Mystic, Connecticut
11 July 2011 | Mystic
11 July 2011 | Noank
11 July 2011
11 July 2011 | Port Washington, New York
03 July 2011 | NJ & NY
03 July 2011 | Anchored south of the big bridge
03 July 2011 | Cape May, NJ
03 July 2011 | Delaware City, DE
03 July 2011 | St Michaels, Maryland
25 June 2011 | St Michaels, Maryland
22 June 2011
07 June 2011 | Onancock Creek, VA
05 June 2011 | Fishing Bay, Plankatank River, VA
05 June 2011 | Fishing Bay, Plankatank River, VA
30 May 2011 | Little Creek, VA
23 May 2011 | Beaufort, N.C.

Weather Wait - or gentleman don't sail to windward!

15 June 2011 | Reedville, VA
The weather has gone from HOT to cool, the wind from south to north. We were in Onancock for several days at anchor seeing my good friends Dan and Stella Rhode then came across the Bay to an anchorage in Reedville. We are not dependent on the tide here for our departure, as we were in Onancock.

We thought we would be here for a day or two at the most but the wind has stayed north and with 20-25 kt gusts. So we wait it out vs getting worn out going to weather.

Our time here has been fabulous - great protected anchorages, wonderful historical homes, nice people and a wonderful crab house behind us where you can buy fresh or cooked seafood. We had cooked soft crab sandwiches for lunch and then bought raw crabcakes that we later cooked onboard for supper. Crabs molt their shells (like lobsters) and if they cook them within a few minutes of them doing so (at this point they are already in holding tanks) then you can eat Everything - legs, claws, body & All. Does it ever look funny when you get a soft shell crab sandwich in a hamburger bun and all the legs are sticking out......but they are so yummy. It turns out the place pictured above was rated one of Coastal Living magasines best seafood dives and best crab cakes - lucky us!!

The wind is going south gradually today and moderating tomorrow (supposedly) so we will make the run to Solomons and then to St Michaels.

We are loving the Cheaspeake all over again!!
Vessel Name: iolite
Vessel Make/Model: 2000 Dixon 44 Hull built by Ian Franklin and finished by McMullen & Wing in Auckland New Zealand
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crew: Faune Creaser and Alex Astbury
The name "iolite" comes from the Greek word for violet. Iolite is a semi precious stone, purple-ish in colour and it has also been called "water-sapphire" and the "Vikings' Compass", because of its ability to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days. This works by determining the [...]
iolite's Photos - (Main)
We visited the Butterfly Garden which is part of the Natural Museum within the University of Florida (home of the Gators!), in Gainesville. Hundreds of butterflies are housed in a vivarium (huge enclosed space with sun & air moving through special screens & gorgeous gardens with streams/waterfalls flowing through). If you sit still they land on you to rest & make you feel wonderful. Most peaceful experience ever!!
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Created 13 December 2010
With deepest respect to The Deep South that we just love, there are certain features that do create its sugared charm. Here are but a few.
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Created 8 November 2010
Watch as the show sets up and then dismantles. Please open pictures and note comments to follow the set up process.... truly an orchestration!!
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Created 15 October 2010
This was so amazing.....every sense is activated as you travel along....everyone should see NY from the perspective of the water.....take a ferry, tour boat or whatever.....just pick a sunny day
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Created 28 September 2010
I LOVED the bridges......hard to pick a favorite but the Brooklyn Bridge is set as the highlighter
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Created 28 September 2010
Overwhelming immensity of shapes - many you know
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Created 28 September 2010
There are a few notes on some pictures to point out specifics but overall it was the beauty I found in industry or the sense of flow with changing icons
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Created 28 September 2010
Where we stayed for 9 days. Great spot & we'll go back - safe, easy commute to NYC, good people.
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Created 28 September 2010
Sitting pretty at the head of Long Island Sound......a place any real Nova Scotian would love
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Created 20 September 2010
The City that never sleeps....
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Created 20 September 2010
Pictures taken along the Main Street of Provincetown
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Created 11 September 2010
What a great town!! Sistered to Lunenburg....loved it.
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Created 11 September 2010
Pictures taken from Halifax to Lunenburg to Shelburne
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Created 19 June 2010
Trips to Exumas, BVIs, sailing to the Azores & Portugal
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Created 14 June 2010
A history from the original website following her 2000 build completion to current changes
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Created 13 June 2010
To be sailing into wonderful places meeting great people is really what it is all about....
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Created 13 June 2010
Following our purchase of the boat we kept it there for a year and visited it.
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Created 13 June 2010
Mahone Bay, Halifax in Northwest Arm, Deep Cove, Aspotogan
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Created 13 June 2010
This is our first trip on the boat bringing it back home.
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Created 13 June 2010