Author Archives: Sail Kestrel

November 25-December 2, 2017: St. Augustine, FL

I realize that I kind of glossed over Brunswick, where we stayed the week of Thanksgiving.  It was a great stopover made even better by the Brunswick Landing Marina, which gets top billing in our book.  But on to more … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Moorings, Offshore

A warm and welcoming Thanksgiving in Brunswick, GA

There is no one type of cruiser.  We are men and women, young and old, gay and straight.  We are from different places, backgrounds, ethnicities, and races.  We speak with different accents and different languages.  We fall along a wide … Continue reading

Posted in GA, Marinas

Nov. 16-17, 2017: Port Royal, SC, to Brunswick, GA

We left Port Royal at 1:00 PM to begin our overnight offshore leg to Brunswick.  We were raring to go as we were pretty tired of getting pounded into the transient dock by the prior days’ strong winds. It was … Continue reading

Posted in GA, Marinas, Offshore, SC

Nov. 11-15, 2017: Hanging Out in Port Royal, SC

We were planning on staying in Port Royal for three days, but unending offshore winds convinced us to stay an extra few days. Port Royal is due south of Beaufort and just north of Parris Island (of Marine Corps fame).  … Continue reading

Posted in Marinas, SC

Nov. 9-10, 2017: Georgetown to Port Royal, SC

I have exactly one picture of our offshore journey from Georgetown to Port Royal, SC, and I think it says it all: We knew that the winds and waves for this leg were forecast to be higher than what we … Continue reading

Posted in Offshore, SC

Nov. 5-8, 2017: Southport, NC, to Georgetown, SC

Our offshore route from Southport to Georgetown was a comparatively short one (90 nm), so we didn’t have to leave Southport until mid-afternoon on November 5.  We spent the day on small chores and left Southport at 1530 hours.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Marinas, NC, Offshore, SC

November 2-4, 2017: New Bern to Morehead City to Southport, NC

On November 2 we left the New Bern Grand Marina bound for Morehead City, NC.  We had to leave the marina at a particular time because the Cunningham Bridge is closed from 0630 to 0830 on weekdays with one courtesy … Continue reading

Posted in ICW, Marinas, NC, Offshore