SOUTHERN STAR -Halfway around the world. 
Her slow journey back ???

North into Virginia

  •  8/11/2017 2:54:39 PM
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We left our North River anchorage and followed a large barge into the ICW. The upper reaches of the river turned into another canal but with good width and depth. The barge continued to travel in front of us at a slightly faster speed which helped as we exited the Coinjock canal and followed the barge through a meandering path of red and green markers transiting the shallow Currituck Harbour. This was a long slow stretch with a bit of side wind and we were happy to exit the harbour into another ...
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Plastics Pollution-choking the oceans

We have spent 8 months so far on Southern Star, literally living our five year dream to own one of these gorgeous boats which allows us to safely and comfortably travel, explore and if we choose, stay in beautiful places, interesting towns and remote locations. We have travelled 2500 nautical miles through the Bahamas, and up the US east coast through Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and now Virginia. Ultimately we plan to take our boat back through the Caribbean, transit the Panama C...
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Myrtle Beach to Virginia

  •  8/7/2017 8:08:08 AM
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Martyne and Jeff left us in Myrtle Beach. We really enjoyed having them on board the boat, and really did miss them once they were gone. We had to settle back into our normal routine, which is always a bit hard, after having so much fun with great friends. We departed Myrtle Beach, and completed the rest of the ICW trip exiting at Little River Inlet, to make the passage to Cape Fear, NC. Departing Myrtle Beach was like leaving behind Disneyland. It is an amazing tourist trap. Full of gaudy s...
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Summer visitors

  •  7/25/2017 8:03:08 PM
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We left Brunswick GA marina a few days before my sister Martyne and her husband Jeff were to meet us. We wanted to get a bit further along for them to have a few days of travelling both inside the ICW and some outside passages. And so we left what was beginning to feel a lot like home, Brunswick Landing Marina on the 10th of July for our pick up point at Hilton Head, SC. We left just as the sun was rising in GA, and travelled the long haul to the outside channel makers for our offshore passage...
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Life on the dock-

  •  6/24/2017 11:19:41 AM
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Brunswick layover We have been here in Brunswick, Georgia for over a week now. We have signed up for a month, not really intending to stay that long. But the marina has the rates set, so that if you are here a week, you are better off to go to the monthly plan. The only issue is that we have to watch our power consumption as they then meter the power at .23 per kilowatt hour. With that we are turning off AC units as we can, to stay comfortable and to try to save power. Brunswick Landing Mar...
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Leaving Florda

More of the ditch and then open-ocean We spent a total of 8 days in Stuart Florida. This is plenty of time really, as we were not really very happy about the lack of local transportation.  We were planning to head north with my mom on board and get her close to Orlando Florida to drop her off at the airport in about a week, and decided Cocoa Florida would work as a convenient drop off point. We ventured down the river and back to the cross roads, of the St Lucie River and the Intracoastal Wate...
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Southern Star in North Palm Beach
Southern Star in North Palm Beach
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Where are we now?

 
York River Yacht Haven, Yorktown Virginia
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Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017
Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017