Sailing Joy

15 March 2018 | Grocery Delivery
15 March 2018 | Grocery Delivery
13 March 2018 | Roadside Mural at Rock Sound
13 March 2018 | Sunset at Rock Sound waiting for the storm
02 March 2018 | Rosie
02 March 2018 | Lobster Men selling on the beach
02 March 2018 | Levy trail walk through mangoves
02 March 2018 | Haynes Library
28 February 2018 | Governor's Harbour
28 February 2018 | Hoffman's Blue Hole
28 February 2018 | All alone at Hoffman Cay Beach
11 February 2018 | Entrance Cut to Great Harbour Cay Marina
10 February 2018 | Junkanoo at Port Lucaya Marketplace
01 February 2018 | Who says it isn't cold here ?
19 January 2018 | Joy at Beach Marine
03 January 2018 | Watching weather in Charleston
01 January 2018 | Charleston Harbor and the USS Yorktown
30 December 2017 | Joyous on Joy !
21 May 2017 | Home at Saltayre
21 May 2017 | Cape Lookout for last night anchorage

Winter Wonderland.....Yikes !

03 January 2018 | Watching weather in Charleston
A Single Brushstroke Down

Light dawns, and any talk of proof
resembles a blind man's cane at sunrise.

Remember the passage,
We are with you wherever you are.

Come back to that,
When did we ever leave it ?

No matter we're in prison of forgetting
or enjoying the banquet of wisdom,
we are always inside presence.

Drunkenly asleep, tenderly awake,
clouded with grief, laughing like lightning,
angry at war, quiet with gratitude,
we are nothing in this many-mooded
world of weather but a single brushstroke down,
speaking of presence.

Rumi, for January 2nd

It is almost inconceivable ! We have been in Charleston now for two weeks, and today, as we sit snug and warm on the boat a "bomb cyclone" is passing us by, moving north east along the coast. The entire east coast is in a winter storm watch, and here in Charleston we have freezing rain this morning and expecting snow this afternoon. Even deep south Florida is expecting record low temperatures as hurricane force winds bring the wind chill into the teens or lower. NOAA Surface Conditions (photo above) indicate gale force winds throughout the southern coast and the northern Bahamas. We are still hopeful that after all this nasty weather passes, we will be able to move south by early next week. In the interim, we stay warm rolling on swells, even in the marina, and as Rumi says, we are "nothing in this many-mooded world of weather but a single brushstroke down, speaking of presence."

Charleston is always fun, certainly one of our favorite places to stop. Not only is the City beautiful, with lots to do it has a great number of really wonderful restaurants. We have spent both Christmas and New Years here. We went into town for Christmas Eve dinner, mostly because it was near impossible to get a reservation at the 17 or so restaurants open on Christmas Day. We had our Christmas bow up on the bow, and our Christmas tree up in the Salon, Diana providing a wonderful Christmas dinner on board, and our boat neighbors came over for a drink and Christmas cheer afterward.

New Years, we again went into town, to a block party at Marion Square, walked the shops on King Street, had dinner at 5Church, (check it out in the photo gallery) a very unique restaurant in an old Church on Meeting Street, then to a Comedy-Mystery Theatre for "Sherlock Home's Other Brother by a Southern Mother". An absolutely awful play, but a riot of laughter with many in the audience playing parts in the production. It was a wonderful New Years, shared with others, although cold and we were home by 10 PM to welcome in the event.

So for now we sit comfortably on the boat, waiting.... seems we have been doing that a lot this year. We have both gone through a rack of books, made some boat repairs, watched the weather every minute, and both made one New Year resolution.... from now on, we get started earlier !
Vessel Name: Joy
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina Morgan 440
Hailing Port: Vandemere, NC
Crew: John Lark and Diana Borja
John has extensive racing experience on Lasers in Regional races near St Louis and in National competition and previously owned an Erickson 34. Diana has also raced as crew on C&Cs, J14, J36 and on her Ranger 26 (Tango). [...]
Extra: Oliver, the Second Mate/Dog loves sailing and will accompany his owners on the Chesapeake trip. Since he is not boat trained, he will stay behind with neighbors on the Bahama trip.
Joy's Photos - Main
3 Photos
Created 13 March 2018
Governors Harbour, Eleuthera
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Created 2 March 2018
A few photos of one of our favorite Cities during our Winter Wonderland stop!
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Created 3 January 2018
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Created 18 January 2017
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Created 6 January 2017
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Created 6 January 2017
Museum and Gardens in South Miami
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Created 6 January 2017
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Created 11 December 2016
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Created 6 December 2016
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Created 24 November 2016
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Created 1 November 2016
Our day at the Farmers Market in Charleston
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Created 3 October 2016