Day 11 Continued

We arrived at an anchorage late, at 8:15pm, as we could not anchor earlier. There was an unusual run of about 10 bridges covering a span of 25 miles in North Myrtle beach with no anchorage in between. When we went to anchor the transmission would not go into forward or reverse. All I could think […]

We Almost Lost Captain Bob!

Day 11 Friday May 29th When I wake up I always jump into the water and float on my noodle. About 50 yards in the swamp I heard a big splash.  It was an alligator! It jumped in and came my way underwater. I had no idea how fast they are. Well, the noodle flew […]

Crossing from SC to NC

I woke up very, very groggy from the medicine I took the night before. Just a bad start, left anchor at 11:00. I was feeling better, but lost a half day. Everything was fine till about 2:00. I had to pull over and anchor took a 2 hour power nap. Heave ho, I was off […]

Finally in North Carolina!

Captain’s log.      Day 12 Tuesday June 2nd The damper plate $150.00 arrived over night, and at 9:30am the crew to install it (5) guys had it in in an hour. The cost for 4 nights and labor was… are you ready for this $305.00. Unbelievable- what a gift. I gave the boys a very good, and I […]

Parris Island Flashbacks & Singlehanding

Day 9.       Tuesday      5–26 Hilton Head was Captain Fred’s place to hop off and head back to FL. Now I’m on my own for the next 4 days until I pick up my new clients Paula & Carey on Friday night in Wrightsville Beach NC. I never did long range cruising […]

Waxford Marina, Hilton Head, SC

Day 6             Saturday    5–23 Short day 7 hours 65 miles hit Hilton Head around 3:00. Captain Fred got us into exclusive Waxford Marina. You had to go thru its private lock that holds one boat at a time for $5.00. My dock was surrounded by an 18 hole golf course. […]

Fly Me to the Moon: Horse Flies!

Day 5 Friday 5–22 Bad Northeast winds 15 to 20 kts in the ocean, rough and not good. We decided to cruise the inside of the Intracoastal thru Georgia. It was exciting, and what a view- twisting and turning. You must be on your toes at all times, one mistake and you’re in no-mans land. […]

Big Decisions

Leaving Cocoa Beach 7:00 am covering a whopping 115 mile range in 11 hours was fantastic. Going North from this point on, we left the big cities behind us and the Intracoastal was just beautiful, totally scenic, and it made our cruising very relaxing. We anchored in Fernandina Beach on the border of Florida & […]

Rockets over the Miami Mermaid

Captains Log Day 3        Wednesday May 20th 3, 2, 1 Blast off! A rocket was fired at 10:30 from Cocoa, Satellite Beach right over the Miami Mermaid. Now THAT was cool. We only got 65 miles in, had to anchor in Daytona. Bad thunderstorms and black skies above, hopefully tomorrow we can make it […]

Currents, Tides, & Sand Bars

Captain’s Log      Day 2.      May 19th 2015 Ahoy Matey’s, another 10 hour day. We covered 90 miles on the Intracostal, dealing with currents, tides & sand bars. I sure don’t want to run aground. Great sights and learning a lot about long range cruising. Anchored at Cocoa Beach, (I Dream Of […]