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Her slow journey back ???

Brunswick to South Florida

Onward to Florida Auto Pilot and provisioning. We finally got unstuck from Velcro marina, and departed Brunswick about 1230 pm on Tuesday 15th Jan. We had 240 miles to go, and went offshore the entire route. The trip was good. We had the winds behind us, with 4-6 seas. The backup auto pilot worked okay. It did meander a bit in the larger following seas, but we did not need to hand steer. The trip was pretty routine, except that we planned to arrive in Stuart about mid-day, failing to think tha...
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offshore Morehead City to Brunswick

York River to Brunswick

Velcro Marina photos Weather dictated that we would again do the Norfolk-Beaufort trip inside down the intracoastal. We have this pretty much on auto now, and apart from frustrating delays at the Gilmerton bridges the first day, and at the Great Bridge Lock the second day, the first three days were uneventful. We were hailed by our friends on Sabbatical who were at AYB as we passed by. We hadn’t seen them since Washington DC last year. The end of the third day we arrived at one of our favouri...
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Presenting NZ flag to Reardon family

New York to York River

?New York to York River??? Weather was predicted to be good for 24 hours and then winds were building from the southeast. This suggested that we could get from Staten Island, along the New Jersey coast and through Cape May before the wind turned which would then blow us up the Delaware River. We timed our departure from Staten Island to align with a daybreak arrival into Cape May, and the full day up the river before taking a marina inside the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Our trip along the J...
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NYC greets us

Block Island to NYC

?NYC pictures??? Block Island was closed for the winter season. Literally it was closed. We were planning to grab a mooring for a few days, but all of the moorings were gone, only small orange floats left behind. We tried to contact the marina that rented the moorings. No answer on VHF or on the phone. We called another marina and were told that the marina was closed and the moorings were removed, and no private moorings were available. He had space in his marina, if we wished. We decided to an...
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View of Boston from the boat

Boston

Boston Photos Boston- Jenny writes. We arrived into Boston on a Sunday afternoon and tied up at Constitution Marina. We were right beside the Charlestown Bridge and had the most amazing views of the Boston skyline. We were getting ourselves organized when there was a knock on the boat, and we found a fellow kiwi welcoming us to Boston. Colin has been an expat for many years, and lives on board his 36ft Tartan, Antipodean, at the marina. We invited him on board for a beer and he suggested wher...
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Satellite tracker

Incommunicato

One of the biggest challenges of living on board a boat and moving along the less travelled road is the ability to communicate.  In today’s connected world, we have found it very challenging to keep our selves connected to the internet, and at times even to make voice calls. It is very important to be able to stay in touch. We rely on the internet to give us weather so that we can plan our journeys safely, and to know the best places to anchor for predicted conditions. We use our communications...
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Current Blog Article: Brunswick to South Florida

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Southern Star in North Palm Beach
Southern Star in North Palm Beach
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