01 May 2015 | Off Elliott Key
01 May 2015 | Off Islamorada, FL
30 April 2015 | Off Marathon, FL
30 April 2015 | Key West Bight
30 April 2015 | Galleon Marina, Key West, FL
29 April 2015 | Galleon Marina, Key West, FL
28 April 2015 | The Galleon Marina, Key West, FL
28 April 2015 | Galleon Marina, Key West, FL
30 October 2014 | Topsail Island anchorage, SM 264
29 October 2014 | Beaufort, NC
28 October 2014 | Dowry Creek, NC
27 October 2014 | Broad Creek, NC
26 October 2014 | Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA
19 October 2014 | Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA
13 October 2014 | Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA
02 October 2014 | Jabin's Yacht Yard, Annapolis, MD
Preparing for the Southbound Transit
16 October 2017 | Annapolis, MD
iWinds is on the hard at Jabin's getting some upgrades, enhancements, and maintenance. The plan is to depart on Wed, Oct 25 to head south to Key West where she'll stay until the end of Apr and head back north.
I hope to be better at keeping up with the blog and keeping Facebook and the blog synched. More to follow as preps are made and we get underway!
End of Leg 2 Northbound
26 May 2015 | River Dunes Marina, Oriental, NC
Here at River Dunes Marina outside Oriental, NC. This is where iWinds2 will wait for the next leg home. Not bad digs! Protected harbor with floating docks and surrounded by other well-cared-for boats.
Anchored in Adams Creek, NC
25 May 2015
Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Today, remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. God bless!
24 May 2015 | Topsail Island, NC
Our view for the evening. Not too shabby!! (Look familiar, Heather and Stu?).
24 May 2015 | SC-NC Line, AICW
Just crossed into North Carolina!
Myrtle Beach Yacht Club
23 May 2015 | Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, SC
After a great night's sleep, we woke up rested and rejuvenated, and surrounded by lots of natural beauty. Anchor was raised at 0715 and we were off to experience South Carolina's ICW that was at first pristeen and gorgeous, then became a parade of varying waterfront house styles in and around Myrtle Beach -- some ostentatious, some tacky, and others simply enhancing their waterfront environs.
We made it to the Myrtle Beach Yacht Club (MBYC) marina at SM 347 at the end of the day around 1745 -- about a 70 mile day (We stopped here southbound in Nov so returning customers with BoatUS discount, it was only $1/ft/night, quite a good deal for the facility). We knocked off a little early given few decent anchorages up ahead and instead gave iWinds2 a complete bath to wash off all the salt deposits and grime left by our previous 36-hour marathon. She was happy and looks great again!
Then Gene and I went to dinner at the MBYC restaurant - what an unexpectant treat in so many ways! The food was good, the crowd was lively, and the entertainment was only the beginning of what entertained us. Just let me say that we love our EYC and all of our quirky Eastportiricans! I hope that we all age as gracefully as - or more than -the MBYC members . . . .
We haven't yet picked a final destination for Plan D because as soon as we do, we'll need to have Plan E. Suffice it to say that we're making way and hope to be as far along as reasonably possible. Stay tuned!