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

Tourists in Washington

  •  10/12/2017 9:33:49 AM
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/akGGZKxUD7IQEtpe2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/OGTQjQXGp06z0bVt2 We spent 3 nights at anchor en route to Washington DC. The first of these was in an area called Little Choptank which had been recommended to us. It was a nice spot but we found much shallower depths than on any of our charts, and pulled up anchor in only 1.5m of water which is pretty skinny for us. The second day we rounded the mouth of the Potomac and were followed part way by our friends Mel and Bob on...
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Back to School; Attending Trawler Fest

  •  10/5/2017 8:26:21 AM
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/CvyFYAWDRcc71dA23 After our three weeks of maintenance at Washburns Boat Yard, we headed further north to Kent Island, just across the Bay from Annapolis for Trawler Fest, held at Bridge Marina, Kent Island, MD. We could not get slip space at the Bridge Marina, but we found reasonable rates at the Marina off of Kent Narrows (Piney Narrows Yacht Club), across Kent Island. We broke the journey from Solomons MD (Washburns) to Kent Narrows, with a nice overnight at the ...
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Summer in the Chesapeake- or “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season”

  •  9/18/2017 9:12:02 AM
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/X8OVfrsJhuXMFSBV2 We’ve spent the last month and a half or so in two places. We decided to find a nice marina with a GOOD RATE, so that we could do some minor repairs, and have some items shipped to us. York River Yacht Haven Marina, was a great find. Located across the bridge from Yorktown which is steeped in Civil War and the American Revolutionary War history, the marina is only a mile or so from some convenience stores, West Marine, a good sandwich shop. A nice Fo...
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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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Southern Star in North Palm Beach
Southern Star in North Palm Beach
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Where are we now?

 
underway in the Potomac River
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Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017
Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017