Big Frisky

Kurt and Pamela are sold up and are sailing aboard SV Big Frisky, an Outbound 46 with the Kona Boys, Honu, Kona and Chico. Join us while we learn what it is to be Blue Water cruisers and see the world. Follow us on Instagram @big_frisky

15 December 2018 | Abacos Bahamas
10 August 2018 | St Peters, Nova Scotia
17 July 2018 | Hadley Harbor, MA
12 July 2018 | Cuttyhunk
29 November 2017 | Downtown Providence
11 November 2016 | Morehead City North Carolina
15 October 2016 | Annapolis Landing Marina
30 September 2016 | Two-Mile Landing Marina, Cape May NJ
03 August 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
01 July 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
30 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
29 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
28 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
19 May 2016 | Cape Canaveral
13 May 2016 | Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale FL USA
12 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 140 miles South of Fort Lauderdale
11 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 60 miles from Old Bahama Channel
10 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 50 miles north of Haiti
08 May 2016 | Atlantic Ocean 45 miles north of DR
06 May 2016 | Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI

Safe and Sound in Charleston

29 May 2016 | Charleston Harbor Marina
Pamela, overcast, no wind
The rain poured for hours and the wind kicked up a little, but overall the impact we felt was negligible. When we came out for our dog walk this morning in light rain and literally saw the storm pass to the north of us.

But we didn't really come to Charleston for the weather. We came to see our beautiful nieces and their families! And they welcomed us with true southern hospitality. Bethany and Doug, newlyweds dwelling in historic downtown Charleston arranged a luncheon at a cool slow food café in the old Cigar Factory and Grace and Richard came with their children. We laughed and told stories while the rain poured outside. They helped us speculate on the storm with their local knowledge. We made tentative arrangements for today, providing the authorities didn't close The Bridge, isolating us at Mt. Pleasant.

As the weather cleared this morning we made good on a lunch invitation. Grace and Richard invited us for hand crafted, deconstructed bacon cheese burgers in their lovely Sommerville, South Carolina home. The food was fantastic and the conversation even better! Jonathan retired for a nap (we were a little envious) and Lilly kept us entertained with stories, dancing and a little picture book reading. We feel so blessed to spend time with this remarkable young family and the opportunity to watch them grow.

Charleston is known for its outstanding cuisine and Doug and Bethany live just blocks away from some of the best of it. We ended up at Hall's Chop House. Between trading stories and sharing photos, wonderful food started showing up at our table. Conversation was soon replaced by the low moans of divine culinary satisfaction. I very well may have eaten the most delicious dish I've ever tasted. Creamed Corn, Halls Chop House Style.

After dinner we strolled the streets of Charleston with Doug as our tour guide. Here, history isn't dusty old thing to be trundled out in a dull recitation of dates and treaties, but a living knowledge of what was before, what is now and what might be. Doug and Bethany live at the corner of Meeting and Calhoun just down the street from the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. At their doorstep the city of Charleston came together as one to mourn, connect and forgive.

We have been looking forward to this visit since before we left on our trip. Maybe even before we had our boat. Sometimes on long passages when we needed something to cheer us up and look forward to, one of us would ask the other, "What do you think it will be like when we come sailing up into Charleston Harbor to see Grace and Bethany, Richard and Doug? The babies?? As it turns out, we feel so welcomed, so loved and so fortunate to enjoy this amazing family!
Vessel Name: Big Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 46
Hailing Port: Carmel Indiana
Crew: Kurt and Pamela
About: Kurt and Pamela have been together for sixteen years and recently married. Kona, Honu and Chico are avid sailing companions and are committed to keeping all ducks off docks wherever they may go. Kurt is a retired editor for a publishing company and Pamela is a retired college librarian.
Extra: After travelling through the Great Lakes and out the St. Lawrence Seaway, Big Frisky and her crew are ready to start the next leg of their adventure, a passage to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
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Wintering over in Providence
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Created 3 August 2016
6 day passage from Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale Florida
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Created 19 May 2016
The four days of Kurt and Pamela's Birthdays April 18-April 22.
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Created 30 April 2016
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Sights around QC
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Created 18 September 2015
Cliff's hospitalization at Cleveland Clinic
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Created 31 August 2015
What we are reading
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Created 21 July 2015
Pictures of the people we meet along the way
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Created 14 July 2015
We love entertaining guests aboard Big Frisky!
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Created 30 June 2015
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Created 26 June 2015
Photos of the destinations we have been
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Created 24 May 2015
Photos our our new ride
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Created 28 January 2015