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

Saying goodbye

07 April 2012 | Biloxi, Mississippi
Today we had to say goodbye to our new friend Inga. We met Inga at the Old Biloxi Schooner Cafe, where she works. Inga was our friend within minutes of meeting her. Tomorrow, we will have to say goodbye to Al. He is the Harbor Master at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor. Al is another example of immediate friends. Robyn and I both agree that all of this saying goodbye is the worst part of cruising.

We are planning to leave Biloxi on Monday. Our stay here has been much longer than we anticipated, but we have enjoyed Biloxi very much. Hopefully, our next port of call will be Dauphin Island, Alabama. Alabama will be our fourth state since leaving Kemah, Texas, just over a month ago. If all goes according to plan, we will see Florida, our fifth state, in just a few days. We are looking forward to white beaches and clear water.

The biggest problems we are having right now are spring thunderstorms. They aren't fun for landlubbers, and they certainly aren't for us boat people. All night anchor watches, waterspouts, and 50 to 70 MPH wind gust are not only scary, but exhausting as well. We have been hanging on two of our biggest anchors here. One is a 45 pound CQR, with 125 feet of chain, and the other is a 45 pound Bruce, with 75 feet of chain. It seems like overkill, but they held through some very treacherous weather.

Goodbye from the good ship Tornado Magnet, I mean the Sailing Vessel Seanna.
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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