11 April 2018 | Vero Beach, Fl
02 April 2018 | West End, Abaco
21 March 2018 | Treasure Cay Marina, Abaco
09 March 2018 | Spanish Wells
02 March 2018 | Eleuthera, Bahamas
21 February 2018 | Black Point, Exuma. Bahamas
06 February 2018 | Red Shanks anchorage
05 February 2018 | Georgetown, Bahamas
18 January 2018 | Staniel Cay
03 January 2018 | Palm Cay, Nassau Bahamas
22 December 2017 | Bimini Blue Water Resort
19 December 2017 | Fort Lauderdale
14 December 2017 | St. Augustine
09 December 2017 | Charleston
08 December 2017 | Charleston, SC
25 November 2017 | Alligator-Pungo canal (20 miles)
20 November 2017
03 October 2017

A long stay in Charleston!

08 December 2017 | Charleston, SC
Ann
We left Southport, NC Sunday 12/3 for an overnight sail to Charleston. We’ve been talking to other “boat people” and everyone was warning about the super moon high/low tides and going aground on the ICW. The flat-calm seas lasted long enough to watch that amazing moonrise, and let John sleep for a few hours. No land in sight, flat calm ocean with the moon light so bright it looked like dusk all night long. Pictures don’t capture how glorious it was!
At 10 pm, the winds started growing...5-10-15-20 kts by midnight with seas 3-4 feet. We were able to sail 14 hours with main & jib- so nice to turn off the engine!
Entering Charleston Harbor was reminiscent of Norfolk- HUGE tankers, cargo, & navy ships all around..... pelicans and dolphins to greet us as well.
We spent a few days at Cooper River Marina- off the beaten path so grateful for Uber! Walked all around Charleston- Battery point, King St ( high-end shopping where John had “eye-lift” cream applied by a wonderfully-coiffed, great smelling young man- only $350 for this miracle eye cream....yup.no.)
A day spent at Patriots Point and touring the carrier USS Yorktown & US Laffey ( built at BIW- survived WWII multiple bombs & kamikaze attacks and did not sink!) makes us appreciate sacrifices made for our freedom! ( Stand up NFL players! Seriously).

John’s wish was to be on his boat heading south for his 61st birthday- we celebrated that last night over a delicious meal at Coast Grille restaurant. The city is decorated for Christmas- it’s cold and rainy which is why we’re still here. We’ve met all sorts of people on boats from Maine and most of us willl be leaving Sunday to move to warmer climates. This cold front has everyone hunkering down- 40’s & cold rain.
Heading out tonight to a “Gospel to Gershwin” concert at the historic Circular Church. Our new sailing friends are also going.
As I sit here waiting for laundry to be done, I’m thinking of all of you at home bracing for what sounds like the first real snowfall. Stay warm, stay safe, and know we miss you!
Enjoy the holiday season!
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Vessel Name: Perspective
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico 38
Hailing Port: Westport Island, Maine
Crew: Ann and John
About: We have had Perspective for the past twenty years and have cruised the coast of Maine to the Bay of Fundy. Now for a little more...
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