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

Back to York River

Back to York River Photos We were anchored in behind Cape Lookout, NC after arriving, early in the morning after a pleasant overnight passage from Bald Head Island, NC.  The anchorage was calm and scenic. There were a fair number of boats anchored, but not too crowded considering it was 4th of July week end. We woke early the next morning to start the long passage along the inside of NC, up the ICW. The weather would not allow us to make the trip to Norfolk outside along Cape Hatteras. The wi...
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How not to anchor.

Carnage in Big Majors, Bahamas

Carnage in Big Majors photos We had a rough night at Little Bay, Guana Island. We were anchored with our friends on KYA, Bella Jane, and Manatee. They had been anchored at Little Bay for several days, and were going to stay one more night before heading over to us at Big Majors, about 10 miles north. We wanted to catch up with everyone, so we went over to Little Bay to join the gang. We had a nice time on KYA, but that night the southerly winds picked up and made the anchorage very rollie. We...
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Cruising. Repairing boats in exotic places

“Cruising is repairing boats in exotic places.” Underway across the banks, heading north, we are on plan C.  We left Georgetown yesterday early and travelled 68 miles to Big Majors Cay, just off Staniel Cay. The weather promised to be kind to us, after 3 days of lashing us in Georgetown. Seems that the weather really is not really improving, despite being in the Bahamas later this year, but it is what it is. Ethan and Penny left on to the next leg of their 2 year OE. They seemed to have enjoye...
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Once in a lifetime

?Kiwis in the Bahamas??? Jenny’s nephew, Ethan, and his fiancé, Penny joined us in Georgetown, from New Zealand. We met them at Emerald Bay Marina. We waited in the marina for a couple of days, waiting for some strong NE winds to blow through. The marina has a horrible surge in these conditions, and Southern Star tugged on her dock lines constantly. We walked all over and to Steventon Village about 2 ½ miles each way. We sat at the beach bar and gazed at the incredible turquoise water colours ...
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Crossing the banks to Chub Cay

Back to the Bahamas

Bahamas photos Florida to Bahamas – 3rd time Jenny writes: It was a great feeling to release the lines at Marathon and make our way out the channel just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon. We had cleared out with US Customs and Border Patrol the previous day, giving us 48 hours to be out of US waters. My 6 month US visa was due to expire the following week, which aligned with the end of our month at the marina, and amazingly a decent weather window. The ocean was flat with little wind as we made...
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Life in the Keys

Life in the Keys photos Marathon life After a week in OPC we left Palm Beach at 0815 and stayed close to the shoreline, never more than 5-6 miles offshore. We passed Ft Lauderdale that afternoon and Miami just as it got dark. We moved a bit further offshore and paralleled the Florida Coast. We arrived in Marathon Florida about 28 hours later. We tucked into the small and very friendly marina on 31 Jan. We had a hiccup with the power supply at the dock. We plugged into the forward shore power...
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Southern Star in North Palm Beach
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Washburns Boat Yard, Solomons Island, MD
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