Living the Cruising Life...

'A Sailor's Joys Are as Simple as a Child's' - Bernard Moitessier

20 December 2007
20 December 2007
20 December 2007 | Wrightsville Beach, NC
30 November 2007
18 November 2007
24 October 2007 | Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
03 June 2007 | Charlie and Joyce Beede's in Salt Pond
11 May 2007
11 May 2007 | Eva's Cay, Long Island, Bahamas
24 April 2007 | Long Island, Bahamas
10 March 2007 | Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas
29 January 2007 | Elbow Cay
22 January 2007 | Black Sound Harbor
22 January 2007 | Green Turtle
12 January 2007
11 January 2007 | Indian Harbor Beach, FL; Anchored on the Banana River

11 May 2007
Just wanted to write about a couple of cool things. Brian went surfing for the first time on Long Island the other day. The waves were good, not great, and the swell didn't last long, but it was great for him to finally get to surf this virgin break. He paddled out about 200 yards or so. Really far! I could barely see him without using the zoom lens on the video camera. He a caught a few really good rides. The day was beautiful, the tide was falling. While he was out there two rather large lemon sharks began circling him, when it was clear they wouldn't be leaving him alone, he caught a wave and paddled in. But that was one long and treacherous paddle. There were coral heads and bare moonrock formations appearing and disappearing in the waves, some of them towering over his head, they were so large! He said it was a very freaky scene. I was perched high above the beach on the porch of an empty house where I had a great angle for shooting video. Another really cool thing we did recently was visit this shrimp grotto. Our friends told us about this hole/cave/grotto that you can dive and it has tons of tiny bright red/orange shrimp in it. It's located in the bush behind these really pretty ruins of an old church. You're walking along a path amongst gumbo-limbo trees and cactus and suddenly there it is, this beautiful limestone formation of rock. A grotto you can step down off the path and into, the water was perfectly still, you could see the reflections of the trees hanging over it in perfect detail. Then it becomes cave and standing there you can peer into the dark cavern that the water continues to flow under. In the clear water were dozens of tiny shrimp, really bright orangy red, quite active, about an inch long and very slender. It was one of the most unique places and some of the most unique creatures we've ever seen. Sorry so short, time is wasting, there's diving to do...
Vessel Name: Puff
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 32C
Hailing Port: North Carolina
Crew: Brian Pucella DOB: 11/12/77 & Jeannette Dougherty DOB: 01/21/75
About: CharlieDawg JackCat
Puff's Photos - Brian and Jeannette Aboard s/v Puff (Main)
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Brian and Jeannette aboard s/v Puff

Who: Brian Pucella DOB: 11/12/77 & Jeannette Dougherty DOB: 01/21/75
Port: North Carolina