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

Almost ready and waiting on a weather window

21 February 2012 | Kemah, Texas
Lester
Robyn flies back to Seanna today and we have just a few more things to do to be ready for our Gulf crossing. I think we will use passageweather.com for our weather service. It is looking like our weather window will open March first. The prediction for the first right now is 10 knot winds from the ENE, which will be perfect for our start. Hopefully that will blow us pretty much straight South for a hundred or so miles before we make our turn to the East. Our goal is to go South at least a hundred miles to avoid as many offshore oil wells as possible. Sometime in the 6 day crossing, we will have to pickup about a hundred or so miles of Easting, in order to make our beam reach into Isla Mujeres, Mexico. As we get closer to the first, we will know a lot more about our weather window. I have been watching and there has been an open window for several days now, but it is about to close. My fingers are crossed for another window soon. I am so excited a ready to get this first crossing crossed off of the list. Larry G is here at the marina now. He is going with us across the Gulf. He will work from his boat until we are ready to go. I have already warned him, when we holler across the marina at him, he'll have one hour to get on Seanna. Tom Frankum on SV Topaz is saying he should be ready to cross on the first also. We may leave at the same time, but his boat is a Valient 40 and is much faster than Seanna so we'll loose sight of him by nightfall. Hopefully, the next post will be us saying our goodbyes, and releasing Seanna from her dock lines.
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Vessel Name: Robyn's Nest
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 44MC
Hailing Port: Guthrie, OK
Crew: Lester and Robyn Branch
About:
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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