Madcap Sailing

24 March 2018 | boat in Gold River, NS and crew in Halifax
22 May 2017 | Whittaker Creek, Oriental, NC
15 May 2017 | Boat in Oriental, crew in New Orleans and Nova Scotia
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
20 April 2017 | Ocean Isle Marina, Ocean Beach, NC at Mile 335.6
17 April 2017 | Dewees Creek, near Charleston, NC
14 April 2017 | St Simons Island
12 April 2017 | Fernandina Beach, FL
11 April 2017 | St Augustine, FL
07 April 2017 | Vero Beach, Florida
03 April 2017 | Ft Pierce, FL
30 March 2017 | Ft Pierce, Florida
28 October 2016 | Madcap in Ft Pierce, Florida and crew in Halifax, Nova Scotia
06 April 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
23 March 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
20 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida

Annapolis Boat Show

08 October 2007 | Baltimore, Maryland
We had a long trip from a lovely little anchorage in the Sassafras River to Baltimore. It has been so warm that we even went for a swim on Saturday in the semi-salty water. How delightful to swim in October!

We wanted to visit the Boat Show but would have had to rush too much to get there by boat, so we opted to come to Baltimore and rent a car. That plan worked well, although the trip up river to get here was not our favourite. This whole area is really shallow and the channel was like a highway of fast boats. Every wake rocked us all over the place and there was no wind so it didn't make for an exactly pleasureable journey.

However - we anchored in a lovely little corner of Canton - a neighbourhood on the edge of Baltimore. It's busy but pretty, with condos and a boardwalk lining the river banks. The folks at Anchorage Marina were kind enough to let us leave our dinghy in their secure area while we went off to Annapolis, and if we were to need dock space, we would come here.

The Boat Show was interesting as always - we met some friendly merchants we had dealt with last year and were able to update them on our adventure - also making plans to connect with them again. We purchased some new charts and guidebooks to take us through the rest of the US east coast, a wifi antenna that we hope will help solve our connection problems, a gadget for keeping our diesel clean and polished, and a system for ensuring a watertight seal around our mast. We'll see how they all work over the next few weeks.

We leave Baltimore today and will find a quiet anchorage where I'll pop the (small) turkey into my oven, roast some turnip,potato and carrots, chop up some cabbage for coleslaw and enjoy our very own Thanksgiving dinner.

We send our greetings to all our friends and family who are celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, and to American friends who are celebrating Columbus Day.
Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent the last several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but plan to spend the winters exploring warmer places - currently the Guatemala, Belize, Honduras area.
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
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