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The fun times aboard Liquid Therapy. With - Susan and Brooke Smith

24 October 2022 | Stairway To Heaven, Ocracoke, NC
12 June 2022 | Coinjock Marina
10 June 2022 | Manteo Waterfront Marina
01 June 2022 | Anchorage Marina Ocracoke
31 May 2022 | Anchorage Marina
28 May 2022 | Manteo Waterfront Marina
26 October 2021 | Anchorage Marina, Ocracoke, NC
22 October 2021 | Coinjock Marina
15 June 2021 | Hudgins Horn Harbor Marina
15 June 2021 | Old Point Comfort Marina, Fort Monroe, VA
12 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
12 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
11 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
09 June 2021 | Coinjock Marina

Sunday, May 22 Day 3 - Ocracoke cruise to the OcraFolk Music Festival, Ocracoke, NC

23 May 2022 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
MILLARD SMITH | Overcast
Docked - Atlantic Yacht Basin

Weather, It’s all about weather. We are trying to time a good weather window for crossing the Albemarle Sound. Wednesday looks likely right now. Of course weather changes. But for now we are sitting tight in Chesapeake today and headed to Coinjock tomorrow. It’s supposed to rain most of the day tomorrow. I don’t mind running Liquid Therapy in the rain with calm winds. We have to open two bridges heading south tomorrow. Other than those it’s a pretty easy run to Coinjock.

We have been enjoying watching the parade of yachts headed north from their wintering in Florida and other warm regions. There are very few boats heading south like we are. Lots of Newport, RI and NY boats. The boats congregate right next to us to wait for the Great Bridge lift bridge to open on the hour. We even saw a 38 Lagoon sailing catamaran that looked really familiar. It was renamed but it was the boat of some friends that we had stayed with in St. Thomas and St. Johns, USVI before they sold. What was the chance of that happening?

Barely Not Homeless People Living On Boats - Well, if rent is too high you can find a free boat someone is just giving away and live on that. Yep just anchor out for free. Most of these boats are in desperate need of maintenance. We believe we see the sailboat mentioned in yesterday’s blog across from us at the Chesapeake free dock. This dock has no power and is restricted to 48 hours dockage. The DockMaster at this marina said that sailboat had been at the marina several days and could not pay the transient fee and were made to leave. The sailboat went to the free dock and stayed until authorities made them leave. After being denied entrance to the lock while trying to move by being towed by a dinghy the sailboat went back to the free dock. I cannot imagine how hot it must be inside that sailboat when it’s 93º outside.

Maintenance - I have an odd thing happening with our water. The cold water has a sulphur smell but the hot water does not. I believe it may be the pressure tank on the cold water side. I bypassed that and it seems better. Of course now the pressure pump runs every time you cut on water. This will wear the pressure switch out. But until we get back to home port to install another pressure tank this is how we will operate the water. I also added Clorox to the tanks. We really have not cycled much water since un-winterizing.

Today’s picture are the geese hanging around the marina.
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Vessel Name: LIQUID THERAPY
Vessel Make/Model: ALBIN 36' DOUBLE CABIN TRAWLER
Hailing Port: DELTAVILLE, VA
Crew: BROOKE & SUSAN SMITH
About: LONGTIME BOATERS. SOLD OUR 33' CARVER IN 2002 AND HAVE BEEN BOATING ON OTHER PEOPLES BOATS SINCE. WE ALWAYS WANTED A TRAWLER AND SAID IT WAS TIME. SO, WE NOW HAVE A 1979 ALBIN. IT'S GREAT.
Extra: Headed south fall 2017 to Miami and then the Bahamas
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Pictures of our stay in Ocracoke
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Created 2 November 2015
Georgetown Marina, Osprey Marina and Barefoot Marina
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Isle of Hope April 7, 2012
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Passages from St. Augustine to Fernandina to South River Anchorage - Isle of Hope
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Pictures along the ICW from Titusville to Marineland
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The crossing March 24, 2012 from the West End, Bahamas to Fort Pierce, FL USA
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Created 26 March 2012
Our last visit with the pigs and sea life of No Nam Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
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Created 20 March 2012
Nippers Bar, Beach,
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Our stay at Orchid Bay Marina and exploring the settlement
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Man O War Cay pictures
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Houses and buildings of Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas
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Trip to the southern end of Elbow Key with Donna Brierley & Ron Nicholas from the boat No-Snow
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