Cruising Aboard Tobias with Suzie and Kirby

After cruising from Maryland to Nova Scotia to Florida and then on to the Bahamas we returned to Maryland. Our wonderful TOBIAS is for sale and we are living on land in Charleston, SC. WHAT A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE WE HAD!!!

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28 June 2007 | Deale, MD
28 June 2007
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12 June 2007 | Solomon's Island, MD
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23 May 2007 | Charleston, SC
16 May 2007 | Beaufort, SC
14 May 2007 | Jekyll Island, Georgia
14 May 2007
14 May 2007

FOG!

05 May 2007 | Fernandia Beach, Florida
We arrived in Fernandina Beach, Florida after an 11 hour day. It was a very special day because we got to travel in dense fog for almost 3 hours! It was a first for all of us. It was a little foggy when we left at first light but we could see the markers without a problem. But after about 20 minutes the fog filled in and we could see nothing at all.

We turned on the radar which I never dreamed we would use in the Intracoastal Waterway. I monitored the chart and Kirby stared at the radar as we proceeded through the wet, thick fog. We only "touched bottom" 2 or 3 times and never did get stuck - which was a good thing as we were on a falling tide. I don't know how Kirby did it but he always impresses me. I found the whole ordeal to be stressful - he found it to be exciting!

After 3 hours of groping around in the fog we found our way into a small anchorage where 3 other boats were already anchored. We dropped the hook and had a nice breakfast. By the time we were finished eating the fog had lifted and we were on our way again.

It was a long day - arriving at 6:00 pm - but we are here in Fernandina Beach for the Shrimp Festival. We will go to town today and see if there are any shrimp and maybe have a ale at one of our favorite Pubs - the Palace Saloon where we were so well entertained by the bartender when we were here in the fall.

As I write this it is early morning, there is no wind and the water is like glass. The dolphin are feeding all around us and I can hear them breathing when they surface. It is a wonderful sound.
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Vessel Make/Model: Freedom 35 - TOBIAS is named for a creek in the Sierras where we camped many times, Suzie proposed to Kirby and then spent our honeymoon. We love both the boat TOBIAS and the creek TOBIAS!
Hailing Port: Charleston, SC but we are really from Southern California
Crew: Suzie and Kirby Townsend
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We are actually from Southern California and sold our last sailboat in Mexico. We decided to go east to purchase our next boat so we traveled to Maryland where we found Tobias. We spent the winter of 2006 living aboard and preparing Tobias to go cruising. In May we departed and headed north. We [...]
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Suzie and Kirby

Who: Suzie and Kirby Townsend
Port: Charleston, SC but we are really from Southern California
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