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“east coast”

Apr
18
2012

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 18

4/8/12 Wrightsville Beach, NC Continuing to wend our way down the ICW, we have thus far avoided going aground, though we’ve been close a couple of times. Wrightsville Beach, unlike so many of the places we’ve been on the ICW, is a small city in its own right, and ideally situated: the ICW cuts it […]

Nov
20
2011

Road Trip: Deltaville to Savannah

11/5/11: Getting from Deltaville, VA, which is just south of the mouth of the Potomac, to Savannah, GA, about 700 miles away, required a rental car. We’d arranged a one-way rental, but the contract was very clear about pets in the car:   They. Were. Not. Allowed.  And if there was so much as a hint […]

Oct
13
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 13

10/1/11 Tidewater Marina, Winan Cove Baltimore, MD Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. The boat gods (are there boat gods in Greek mythology?) certainly were not pleased. Paul had some work to do, so wanted to get an early start from Worton Creek (another beautiful anchorage, but with no internet access despite having a […]

Oct
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 12

9/19/11 Goodbye, RI, CT, NY, and hello … NJ? Cape May, NJ The forecast was for strengthening north or northeasterly winds beginning this past Saturday, so Paul thought that having winds on a broad reach (winds blowing on the side of the boat near the stern) or dead downwind (winds behind us) and following seas […]

Aug
30
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 9

8/20/11 Little Cranberry Island, ME Beautiful country, but it’s hard to see it, between the fog and the lobster pots! We spent the past couple of days in South West Harbor, about 11 nm from Bar Harbor, waiting for our new radar to be delivered to West Marine so we could pick it up and […]

Aug
8
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 6

8/2: Sometimes things don’t quite work out as planned. After Baddeck, we’d planned to stop at three or four places that Gerry (St Peter’s Marina wharfinger) had told us that we shouldn’t miss. We went to the closest and most recommended spot the first night, Maskell’s Cove, and it was as beautiful as people said […]

Aug
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 3

7/9/11 Owl’s Cove After 11 days in Halifax, awaiting various boat projects to be completed, the new holding tank was installed, and Paul was itching to leave because conditions were good and were forecast to deteriorate (in a bigger way than we expected, but more on that later). We really got to know much of […]

Aug
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 2

6/29/11, Halifax, NS Nova Scotia has one peculiar characteristic: There are no marinas! All cruisers become temporary members of various yacht clubs, and right now we are members of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax. I hope that all of you have proper posture and are formally dressed as you are reading this. […]

Aug
2
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 1

Before I do an actual trip dispatch, I thought that it might be of interest to talk about the whole process of moving aboard and about our new boat.  “Dragon’s Wing” is the sixth boat we’ve owned, and the first one on the east coast. We have done extensive sailing on the west coast, beginning […]

Jun
8
2009

Dispatch 11: Hawaii or bust!

Dispatch 11 sent 6/8/09 (La Paz to Cabo and heading to Hawaii): As many of you know, Oksana and I are home on Vashon, having flown from La Paz to Seattle through LAX. (And I have a story to tell on myself about that…..) Paul is continuing on with one crew member, Sam, an energetic […]