Thursday, June 30, 2011

Long Passage Norfolk to New York, we are in Hop-O-Nose now

We have an awesome weather to do the passage from Norfolk to New York, 2 nights in the ocean.

We are posting the photos now the story will come soon..

Today Saber Tooth will cruising as a Power Boat..

Captain was busy working on deck, fixing the starboard light

We were at Waterside Marina, facing the city of Norfolk

Anchored at Willoughby Bay, watching the sunset

We were leaving Norfolk

Long passage for Captain..sleepy?

Surrounding by Dolphins

Leaving Norfolk together with Mytyfyne

Entering New York Harbour at dawn

It took 4 hours to get here from the entrance channel

Mooring at 79th Street Yacht Basin

Strolling in New York

Cruising Hudson River

One night in Highland Landing

Look carefully where you go, don't hit this floating stump

Working hard preparing the demasting

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Norfolk...waiting for the next weather window

It has been a while that we have had the time and energy to do some updates here. The engine project and the heat has been quite tiring ... but now we are much further north and a little cooler in the evenings ...

These images and comments are for updating our passage from Fernandina Beach, June 11 until today, June 22. We are in Norfolk, Virginia, at Waterside Marina.

We left Fernandina Beach on June 11 and took outside route from Fernandina Beach, Florida (SM 717) to Charleston, South Carolina (SM 465), it's about 260 miles. It took us about 20 hours.

The sunset is always spectacular in the middle of ocean..

We met again Crackerjack (Ray and Bonnie) in Charleston. We shared a great evening and dinner together.

Just few miles in the entrance of Charleston we hit a here we are again..arranging to haul the boat to check the propeller

I don't think we can fit in between these monster ships..

We found Pierside boat yard to haul Saber Tooth.
It took 2 days to fix the propeller, launched the boat again and move on ...
We decided to take the ICW since the weather window was not good for an outside passage ...

Natures wonder along the ICW

We were in Morehead City, North Carolina, dinner at Sanitary Restaurant, sitting on the patio and watching this Laughing Seagul flying around looked for crumbs..

The storm was approaching us while we were cruising in Pungo River

Tied up at Great Bridge before the lock

We met Christine and Peter Watson, Mytyfyne, travelled together until Norfolk

We spent the afternoon in the Nautical Museum .. home of the Battleship Wisconsin. They also had displays on the oceans and weather ... it is really well done.

This 4 foot long moray eel is like the one that we were snorkling with in the Bahamas, on Jeep Reef with Bob and Judy. The only difference was that the Jeep Reef one was bigger.

Don't forget to check our Mermaid Story