Murphy's Great Adventure

This is the story of Murphy the sailor dog and his adventures by sea and land.

14 November 2012 | Charleston City Marina
09 November 2012 | Awendaw Creek
08 November 2012 | Waccamaw River
02 November 2012 | Carolina Beach, NC
29 October 2012 | New Bern, NC
27 October 2012 | Grand Hotel Marina, New Bern, NC
24 October 2012 | Oriental, NC
22 October 2012 | Tuckahoe Point, Alligator River
20 October 2012 | Elizabeth Cith
19 October 2012 | Goat Island, Pasquotank
18 October 2012 | Dismal Swamp
17 October 2012 | Hospital Point
16 October 2012 | Jackson Creek, Piankatank
07 May 2012 | Baby Owl Cove
07 April 2011 | Lancaster VA
13 March 2011 | Home on the Chesapeake
11 November 2010 | Home on the Chesapeake
29 April 2010 | Jackson Creek
28 April 2010 | Portsmouth North Ferry Landing
27 April 2010 | Dismal Swamp Canal, North Lock


24 April 2010 | Elizabeth City, NC
We were under way this morning shortly after 6:00AM. Murphy and Mom thought it was a little early, but we needed to cross the Albemarle before the threatening storms kicked it up too much. Looking at the weather map, it appears that the eastern coast of North Carolina will be convergence of two ugly storm systems from the west and south.
Although the day was cloudy, there was a nice 15-20kt breeze out of the southwest so we had a great sail across the Albemarle. Two sails in three days! We chased Tropical Breeze the whole morning and only caught up near the end when we cheated and turned on the iron genny. Once again, Jim was wishing for that spinnaker. Oh well, next year.
We made it to the town docks shortly after lunch and are now sitting cozy and dry in the cockpit as a light rain falls outside. We will probably stay here a day or so until the ugliest of the weather passes and then make tracks for home. Murphy doesn't care, he doesn't realize he's that close to home and is satisfied with a good session of stick on the fresh, spring grass and a lazy snooze on the cushions.
Vessel Name: Charm
Vessel Make/Model: Liberty 38
Hailing Port: Lancaster, VA
Crew: Jim & Kathy Bearden
About: The first mate is Murphy, the sailor dog. Murphy is a 4 (now 6) year old Irish Terrier that would probably rather be on terra firma but doesn't want to be left behind. tali and Nikki our kitties serve as moral support for Murphy but are pretty clueless as to what the trip is about
Charm's Photos - Main
Interesting boats along our travels
15 Photos
Created 12 March 2010
Sailor dog Murphy and his cat buddies, Tali & Nikki
15 Photos
Created 12 March 2010
Sunsets in our travels
3 Photos
Created 12 March 2010
Our stay at Sunset Beach, Jan-Mar 2010
12 Photos
Created 12 March 2010

Who: Jim & Kathy Bearden
Port: Lancaster, VA