Rockin' on RobinLeigh

The High Seas adventures of the sailing vessel RobinLeigh

28 February 2011 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
21 February 2011
17 February 2011 | White Cay Anchorage - Berry Islands
09 February 2011 | Bimini to Berry Islands
03 February 2011 | Bimini - Bahamas
01 February 2011 | No Name harbor Key Biscayne
26 January 2011 | Ft Lauderdale, FL
17 January 2011 | Ft Lauderdale
07 January 2011 | Jacksonville, FL
03 December 2010
30 November 2010 | Cumberland Island, GA
22 November 2010
20 November 2010 | Cape Lookout
17 November 2010 | Severn River Marina, Hayes VA
30 April 2009 | Hayes, Virginia
15 June 2008 | Florida
01 June 2008 | Severn River Marina - Hayes VA
09 May 2008 | Severn River Marina - Hayes, VA
04 May 2008 | The Chesapeake Bay
30 April 2008 | Georgetown, SC

St Mary's and Amelia Island

03 December 2010
After our visit to Cumberland Island we motored a few miles inland to visit the delightful town of St Marys, Georgia. We arrived on the afternoon of the "White Lights" event and found out Santa was scheduled to ride through town that evening and arrive at the harbor around 6pm when the big Christmas tree would be lit up for the holiday season.

waiting for Santa

Before (and after) Santa's arrival, every dance class and singing group from the local area took the stage to entertain the crowd which was considerable. We watched the whole thing from a street side seat in a warm and welcoming seafood restaurant. The best of both worlds you might say...

After touring St Marys we headed over to meet our sailing friends, Larry and Eileen Murphy on Amelia Island. We met Larry and Eileen on their boat "Wayward Wind" during the Black Sea Rally of 2004. and have seen them a few times since; our most recent hook up was in the British Virgin Islands in 2008.

historic Amelia Island

Larry and Eileen bought a really pretty house in Oyster Bay (just off Amelia Island) and happened to be home during our visit so they picked us up at the harbor for a tour around town. After a walk through the new 'historic town area' and a really nice lunch, we wen for a ride and got to see other parts of the island. The beach was very nice and reminded us a little of our cozy stretch of 'old Florida' on 30A. As we drove further south we came to Amelia Island Plantation and the Ritz Carlton and it felt a lot like our own Sandestin.

We dropped by the Ritz to check out their Gingerbread ship - it really is a gingerbread ship, complete with gingerbread crew. Very cool indeed....

Robin, Eileen and Larry at the ship

We really enjoyed out stay at Cumberland Island, St Marys, and Amelia Island but we had to move on to Jacksonville so we can park the boat and come home for Christmas. More about that passage later...
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Vessel Name: RobinLeigh
Vessel Make/Model: Trintella 49A
Hailing Port: Destin, Florida - Currently headed for the Bahamas
Crew: Charles and Robin
About: Mostly full time cruising since 1998, we've traveled over 60,000 sea miles and are still looking for the perfect anchorage...
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“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” [...]
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Who: Charles and Robin
Port: Destin, Florida - Currently headed for the Bahamas

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