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

Two more weeks...

15 February 2012 | Kemah, Texas, USA
Robyn has gone back to Oklahoma for a week to see family before we go. While she is away, I still have a lot to do to get ready. Yesterday, I spent most of the day sewing. I made a cover for the liferaft and outboard dinghy motor, and put up a rail to secure all of our jerry cans. We will be carrying ten gallons of diesel, ten of gasoline, and ten gallons of water on deck. We have a hundred gallon diesel tank and a hundred gallon water tank on Seanna, but the extra diesel is incase we have to motor very much crossing the Gulf, and I wanted some extra water in case we had a problem with the onboard water tank and also in case we have to abandon ship.

Today I will work on our depth transducer and wire up the watermaker. I also need to pickle the watermaker as we just put in a new membrane and I want it preserved until we get into the Gulf. We are still on schedule to leave around the first of March. Within the next ten days or so, we will start looking for a weather window for our crossing. It will probably take about six days to cross the Gulf and we sure would like to have a nice sail. I hate motoring, and Robyn hates sailing in a lot of wind. We need to pick up about a hundred miles of Easting and with the prevalent winds being from the East, we will need at least a day or two of winds from either the South or the West to make it a nice sley ride. I wouldn't mind some Noth wind, but usually the winds from the North are a little too strong, and bring unsettled weather.

Well I better get to work on Seanna so I have something to show Robyn when she gets back.
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. [...]
Robyn's Nest's Photos - Main
Life after Seanna, aboard Robyn's Nest
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