May 18-22nd Mile. 619 Once we made it into Beaufort SC we set about changing the impeller. Race very wisely assisted in silence as he listened to the two of us bicker away. The impeller was broken and we think that was the main problem however it is still shutting off after about 12 hours.Continue reading “Tripping along Carolinas”
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LINK FOR WHERE WE ARE: HTTTS://SHARE.GARMIN.COM/328MB Saturday 14- Monday 16th, Miles to date 198 Now in Beaufort SC Following a beautiful blessing of the boat ceremony we headed out to sea. We were North of Daytona when the rocket launch went off and although we didn’t get great photos of it, it was still veryContinue reading “SOS”
We are setting sail tomorrow after the blessing of the fleet. By sheer coincidence we left a the same time last year and had M’Aingeal blessed. More blogs to follow, although it has to be said the New Symrna is not without its beauty.
Getting ready to set sail
We have a new guest on board for our next trip. Race Mahoney who has just taken up sailing and has had a class will be joining us. What he doesn’t know in experience he makes for in enthusiasm. We went out for an overnight anchorage to get the feel of how M’Aingeal is setContinue reading “Getting ready to set sail”
Beaufort and sail home after 3000 miles
We are now headed home to do a little work before our next trip. I understand why Moitessier abandoned the first Golden Globe race and just went on sailing. I see the story I told about the fisherman who fell overboard and was rescued three hours later is in ‘The Week’. Who got the storyContinue reading “Beaufort and sail home after 3000 miles”
Some stories and waiting for a weather window
Moorehead City to Beaufort August 6 Well, we were meant to be back by today but as the weather guru pointed out, it will be the wettest week for the east coast of the USA in a long time and there are frequent squalls. They are really hairy when you’re in the middle of themContinue reading “Some stories and waiting for a weather window”
Heading home August 1
Not so easy! We left Oriental which is a really charming place. I would recommend Oriental Habour Marina rather that the basin marina. Its much more sheltered and really lovely to watch the fishing boats leave the harbour (and they’re not to noisy !). Pat has finally got the hang of Dominoes but I’m notContinue reading “Heading home August 1”
Fine exhibition of noble seamanship.
The title has nothing to do with our sailing. It was an expression I overheard at the tiki bar here when someone was describing the disastrous day sail they had with a captain who didn’t know the boat and the customer had to intervene while nearly going under a 14 foot bridge in a 30Continue reading “Fine exhibition of noble seamanship.”
I’m a Mermaid.
It was a very calm and misty day motoring to Old Point Comfort, a very historic place for those of you who know your Civil War History (or the battle of the Northern Aggression as taught by some). Chuck and Dana were there to greet us and we had great fun catching up. Chuck toldContinue reading “I’m a Mermaid.”
JULY 22 St Micheal’s to Old Point Comfort.
With AC and a spiffy engine we started our return back South. 1st stop was Bay Bridge Marina where we had to have a splendid meal at Hemmingways (No I don’t think this was his regular). It is known for excellent food and wonderful sunsets. We had a close shave with a stump of aContinue reading “JULY 22 St Micheal’s to Old Point Comfort.”