Summer's Snow

20 May 2014 | Reedville VA
19 May 2014 | Warehouse Creek VA
18 May 2014 | Hampton Roads
17 May 2014 | At Dismal Swamp
15 May 2014 | Broad Creek off of The Neuse River
15 May 2014 | ICW, somewhere
12 May 2014 | Tom Point Creek MM 495
11 May 2014 | Hidden Harbor Maeina
08 May 2014 | Jove Creek, Brunswick
06 May 2014 | Cumberland Sound
05 May 2014 | St Augustine
01 May 2014 | Loggerhead Marina, Vero Beach FL
24 March 2014 | Ft Lauderdale, Lake Sylvia
10 March 2014 | Marine research Center
09 March 2014 | Off of Lee Stocking Cay, Marine Research Center
26 February 2014 | Georgetown
25 February 2014 | Sand Dollar Beach
10 February 2014 | Georgetown, Exumas, Bahams
31 January 2014 | Sand Dollar Beach

Key Largo

11 February 2013 | On the iside near John Pennacamp State Park
Sunny, 75 and very breezy
Well, after spending 3 and a half days on AngelFish creek, anchored in the mangroves and enjoying the solitude and the beauty, we pulled our anchor this morning. Pulling the anchor proved to be a challenge, we had been anchored in 20 to 25 mph winds and 3 to 4 mph currents for three days and apparently, our anchor buried itself to the hilt, maybe even all the way to China. We struggled getting it to break loose and once it finally popped out, it bent the clevis pin, a forged pin rated for 15,000 pounds of pull so we really had to tug on it (the bow of the boat dipped repeatedly when we'd tighten on the chain, but it came out.

Now we are anchored off of Key Largo, jusr West of Largo sound and we are protected from the strong Easterlies we're getting. We plan to stay here a few days, go into Largo sound and snorkel on an old Spanish Gallion that sank many moons ago. should be fun, we will post more as it happens.
Vessel Name: Summer Snow
Vessel Make/Model: Mariner Orient
Hailing Port: Sterling, VA
Crew: Joe and Bessie Stooks, Summer and Dougan
About: We have been waiting now for years to retire on our boat and we are getting closer, just two more years. Please join us in our adventures on Summer Snow
Extra: Well, on Feb 29, 2012, I retired. Now, I am finishing up a few projects and selling the house and we will cast off our dock lines for the last time. Cruising life, here we come!!!
Summer Snow's Photos - Main
9 Photos
Created 22 January 2014
The first Pic is of Gun Cay, then there are pics of our friends, the Sunset on the Bahamas Bank, Sunrise on the Tongue of the Ocean, then Nassau as we wnter port.
No Photos
Created 22 January 2014
Chris and Elyse and some scenes
11 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
Our week with Chris and Elyse
17 Photos
Created 30 June 2013
Our Summer pics
8 Photos
Created 16 June 2013
The Erie Canal (nuff said)
6 Photos
Created 3 June 2013
Our trip from Cape May to the Hudson
23 Photos
Created 30 May 2013
Spring 2013
5 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 20 May 2013
6 Photos
Created 21 October 2012
Pics of our trip so far
20 Photos
Created 19 October 2012
11 Photos
Created 27 March 2012

Who: Joe and Bessie Stooks, Summer and Dougan
Port: Sterling, VA