Vessel Name: Perseverance2
Vessel Make/Model: O'Day 39
Hailing Port: Burgess, VA
25 April 2014 | Closing in on Home
25 April 2014 | On to the Alligator River
25 April 2014 | North of Charleston
01 April 2014
05 March 2014 | 2014 Georgetown, Exumas
09 February 2014
09 February 2014
09 February 2014
26 January 2014
25 December 2013
19 December 2013
29 November 2013 | Vero Beach, FL
02 November 2013
26 October 2013
23 October 2013 | Oriental, NC
29 March 2012 | Fernandina, FL
25 March 2012 | Bahamas & the US
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25 April 2014 | Closing in on Home

2014 #12

Wednesday we headed north on the Alligator River, aiming for the Virginia Cut of the ICW. But we turn north onto the river, we are met with strong north winds, in the 20-27 range, making for a rather bumpy ride. Another boat, well ahead, radioed back that the Albemarle Sound was ‘not [...]

25 April 2014 | On to the Alligator River

2014 #11

Another spell of unpleasant weather was being forecast, and not wanting to be stuck in Myrtle Beach, we again hopped outside and went from Winyah Bay north to Southport, NC. Rain and wind coming - time for another marina. One day to walk around the town with the azaleas and dogwoods blooming, one rainy [...]

25 April 2014 | North of Charleston

2014 #10

We had wanted to spend a few days in Charleston, but marina space would not allow it. So after one night at anchor, not in the main Charleston harbor, we hit the ICW to head north. Saturday, April 12, we traveled from Charleston to Winyah Bay on the ICW. Became reacquainted with the shallows of several [...]

25 April 2014

2014 #9 St Augustine-Charleston

A few days in St. Augustine stretched into almost a week at Rivers Edge Marina. Not super fancy, but very close to a lot of things, and very friendly. With friends nearby from Belum, Shearwater, and Sequence, our social calendar was not lacking. We managed to attend a Rhythm and Ribs Festival (great [...]

01 April 2014

2014 #8 USA Again

We did our homeward-bound crossing that Wednesday and arrived in Lake Worth/Palm Beach, FL, Thursday morning, March 20. An uneventful, calm, motoring trip of 28+ hours. A day and a half to rest, recuperate, clean fuel filters, and on Saturday morning we headed back out to go north to Fort Pierce, which [...]

18 March 2014

2014 #7 George Town to Nassau

We moved north through the Exumas and, of course, had to find a spot to protect us from some coming strong west winds. We did a tour through an area called Pipe Creek, about which everyone raves. We agree it was beautiful, but yikes, the pressure to stay in the deep areas, don’t anchor in the channel, [...]

Update Pt. 2

20 February 2012 | Ragged Island
We left Long Island on Feb. 14, and along with two other sailboats, headed toward the Jumento Cays. First stop was Water Cay. The three of us got together for a Valentine’s Day dinner of mutton snapper, which one of them had caught on the way. (Our catch, a barracuda, went back into the water.). We did not go ashore there, but headed out the next day for further south. And had a fantastic sail. Wind was east at about 18knots and we were going south, southeast. Our speeds were quite up there for us.. Part of the day was a little lumpy, and we were wearing foul weather jackets, but we did not take a lot of water over the bow.
So on Feb. 15, we anchored off Raccoon Cay in the Ragged Islands and have been there until today, Sunday, Feb. 19. We hiked on the island, hunted for seabeans, and went snorkeling. Imagine, Tom gave up the snorkeling in one spot when he noticed a bull shark about 30 feet away.
We are now moving further south, to the Hog Cay area, and anticipate going into Duncan Town on Ragged Island. We hear they have great wi-fi. No restaurant, no grocery store, but internet access. After a short time in this area, we will start to head back north, probably to George Town. The outboard will need a required service and Tom hopes to take another ham license test. So another stretch with no Internet access.
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