Time to move along…

Left: Scott adjusts the line that raises and lowers the flopper stopper. There are 5 sets for different colored lines of varying lengths and purposes. Center: The flopper stopper swings out from the side of the vessel. The fish plates, visible underwater, reduce rolling at anchor. Right: A closer look at the fish plates that... Continue Reading →


Our backyard in Spring Cove Marina. As a child, Labor Day was sad as it signaled the end to my favorite season, summer. I love the warm, sunny, long days of summer and dread the dreary fall. This year, however, I am a bit cheery as this iconic transition to fall also puts us that... Continue Reading →

Our Baby Has A New Bottom!

Hauling the boat out of the water is a necessary evil typically occurring every two years.  Scott always has a lengthy list of items that he expects to be completed in the shortest possible amount of time.  This was no exception.  Also typical of a haul-out are a few surprises and rarely are those surprises... Continue Reading →


Gunkholing, for the non-boaters, is the practicing of dropping your hook in a secluded, scenic cove.  With 6,000 miles of shoreline in the Chesapeake Bay there's no shortage of scenic coves and we set out to explore some of these special spots. The East River (off Mobjack Bay), the Corrotoman River (off the Rappahannock River),... Continue Reading →

Fun Suckers!

Fun suckers!!!  Yes, we had a few fun suckers while coming north to Norfolk, VA, located at the base of the Chesapeake Bay.  The rain, wind, and cool temperatures sucked fun right out of our trip.  Our plan to travel leisurely and explore beaches was "all wet!"  We had looked forward to visiting Ocracoke, returning... Continue Reading →

The Highs and a Low

In cruising from Stuart, FL to Beaufort, SC we've experienced some wonderful highs and sadly, a disconcerting low.  Scott checked off a bucket list item when we watched the thrilling manned launch at Cape Canaveral.  It was a spectacular site from our vantage point in the launch viewing anchorage.  We were as close as was... Continue Reading →

Now Where Do We Go?

Finally, we are heading north...to Alaska?  Nah, just to the Chesapeake Bay or perhaps Cape Cod, or perhaps Maine.  We have no idea how far we will ultimately travel.  We could settle into a marina in Solomon's Island, MD or explore anchorages around the Chesapeake Bay.  These would probably the safest and easiest options.  Or... Continue Reading →

The Bahamas is closed

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas closed the borders at 9 a.m. today and specifically stated that private boats would not be allowed to enter or transit until March 31.  Why is that important to us?  Our easiest route is through the Islands which gives us protection from winds and waves with plenty of anchorages. ... Continue Reading →

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