Robyn's Nest Adventures

Formerly Sailing Seanna.

13 October 2015 | Kingfisher Bay Marina
08 October 2015 | Demopolis, Alabama
08 February 2015
18 January 2015 | Biloxi Mississippi
17 January 2015 | Biloxi, Mississippi
14 January 2015 | New Orleans
22 November 2014 | Guthrie, OK
10 November 2014 | Houma, Louisiana
10 November 2014 | Morgan City, Louisiana
08 November 2014 | Old River Canal
07 November 2014 | Natchez, Mississippi
05 November 2014 | Vicksburg, Mississippi
03 November 2014 | Vicksburg
02 November 2014 | Lake Providence Harbor
01 November 2014 | Greenville, Mississippi
30 October 2014 | MM 14.8 Arkansas River
30 October 2014 | MM 14.8 Arkansas River
29 October 2014 | Three mile above lock four on Arkansas River
28 October 2014 | Island Harbor Marina, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
25 October 2014 | Island Habor Marina, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Just an update

08 February 2012 | Kemah Texas
We have been busy getting Seanna ready for our trip. Almost everyday we get to check off something on our to do list. Although, some days we end up adding something to the list. It seems like a balancing act trying to reduce the size of the list. Take last Saturday for instance. We went to the grocery store for what we thought we needed for the next few weeks along with what we needed to stock up on for our trip south. We were at the store by 8:00 AM, and by 6:00 PM Sunday we had built shelves behind the settees, arrainged storage containers, and finally put away 2 dock carts of food.

Our SSB radio has been a pain. The SSB is a single sideband high frequency radio used offshore for long distance communication, kind of like a HAM radio. In fact ours has HAM capability too. We needed it to be hooked up to the computer, so the computer could remotely control the radio for our high frequency airmail service and our weather faxes. Well we are receiving weather faxes and test emails now but we think the radio is not transmitting right. So we have a radio tech coming to Seanna this week to help us out. We have decided that the SSB is such a safety issue, that we won't leave until it is working correctly.

Lastnight our neighbors, Jim and Sharron took us out to a farewell dinner. It was a good time. They got us a Saint Christopher medallion for our travels. Sharron even took it to a priest and had it blessed. We are the ones who are blessed. We have met so many nice and interesting people already. We have new neighbors on the dock behind us. They are John and Cindy on SV RUTHLESS. They are from Montana and they plan to start cruising around the first on April. Their plans are to do the East coast this summer and winter in the Bahamas. We (I) invited ourselves onto RUTHLESS for a beer the other night. I think we'll return the favor tonight. They are such nice people, and like us, they have tons of work to do.

Robyn will be going back to Oklahoma for a week next week for a grandchild's birthday. Then, the weekend after she gets back, we're hoping for a visit from my mom and dad before we take off. Our plan is to leave on the first weather window after the last weekend of February. Our friend, Larry G will be down around the 16th and he will work from his boat until we are ready to cross the Gulf and then he will join us for the crossing. So, we have lots to do, but we're getting it done. Until next time...
Vessel Name: Robyn's Nest
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 44MC
Hailing Port: Guthrie, OK
Crew: Lester and Robyn Branch
Married since 2007. It has been Lester's dream to cruise in a sailboat for over 20 years. After a cruise in 2012, and learning about the "Great Loop", we sold our sailboat and bought a trawler for a different kind of cruising. [...]
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Life after Seanna, aboard Robyn's Nest
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