s/v Eos

Eos (the Greek goddess of the Dawn) is an owner completed one-off Hollmann FD-12. Her hull and deck were purchased in 1990 and she was launched in 2007. A dream a long time in the making!

12 December 2015 | Brunswick Landing Marina
27 April 2014 | Brunswick, GA
28 March 2014 | Rybovich Boatyard, Riviera Beach, Florida
16 March 2014 | Port Canaveral, FL
11 March 2014 | Port Canaveral, FL
21 February 2014 | Tiger Point Bost Yard and Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL
03 November 2013 | Brunswick, GA
14 July 2013 | Brunswick, GA
20 April 2013 | Brunswick, GA
07 February 2013 | Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL
09 December 2012 | Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL
31 July 2012 | Brunswick then Newnan, GA
18 June 2012 | Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
18 June 2012 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
13 June 2012 | 24 43.07'N:76 50.07'W
10 June 2012 | 24 18.19'N:76 32.465'W
07 June 2012 | 24 24.04'N:76 39.235'W
05 June 2012 | 24 43.021'N:76 49.995'W

Finally Went Far Enough North to Go South

14 August 2010 | Rieviere-au-Renard, Gaspe Peninsula. Quebec, Canada
Sylvia - Gloriously boring weather
It was another 0400 start in order to go the 90 NM to Riviere-au-Renard and arrive in daylight. Entering an unfamiliar marina or anchorage at night is one of the things sailors hate most. For those of you unfamiliar with this "no-no", sailors will often stay outside a marina or anchorage until daylight just to keep from those night time entrances. We are both willing to do the early morning casting off of lines rather than consider an entrance in the dark. And for those of you who know Bill and his sleeping habits, I must say he is doing very well at being alive, alert and coherent that early. The naps do feel good to both of us, though, as the day progresses.

Today was a day for seeing whales and porpoises and trying to catch them with the camera. Ha, what an impossibility. They are here and gone so quickly. The one really close encounter, I didn't have the camera and didn't even realize what that strange sound was. As I looked over the stern it was a big whale moving away and the sound was the air from his blow hole. Would have been a good photo.

There was no wind and the sea was either very mild or glassy. So it was motor along and look at the shore line, read, or nap. Although a long day, it wasn't a hard one. We have regretted not being sail but the weather marvelous for making distances.

We arrived in Riviere-au-Renard at 1615 and tied up behind a 60' motor yacht. Soon after another 50 foot sailboat flying a Swiss flag came in, and then a 30 footer being single-handed by the fellow who ended up docked behind us last night. He had left just after us in the morning and because of the size of his boat it took him longer, of course. By the way, he is quite the sailor - he has only one arm and very thick glasses but he is out there doing it with skill, perseverance, and, I am sure, great joy. He asked Bill if we would be staying a day or two so if we do we should be able to get to know him.

This is a very small fishing village and we are the only boats in the marina that aren't work boats of some kind. There are no restaurants near by so it was dinner on board. This is just the reason I put so many of those stores on board. We are both eating well, feeling good but tired, and, in fact, both of us have lost weight. Tomorrow is a question mark. We haven't decided if we will take a lay day or head on down the Gaspe to L'Anse-a-Beaufils. It is only 40 or so nautical miles so we don't have to make an early start and can decide in the morning.
Vessel Name: Eos
Vessel Make/Model: Eva Hollman FD-12 one-off
Hailing Port: Saint Paul, Minnesota USA
Crew: Sylvia and Bill Mueller
Bill is a retired but hopefully will be again a fine artist who quit painting in 1991 to spend full-time finishing the hull and deck we had purchased. Now 18 years later he is ready to be co-captain as we we sail out the Great Lakes to become full-time cruisers. [...]

Chasing the Dream

Who: Sylvia and Bill Mueller
Port: Saint Paul, Minnesota USA