Category Archives: Marinas

May 1, 2018: Let the Boat Work Begin

On May 1 we left Fort Pierce and arrived at Apex Marina in Stuart, FL.  Kestrel will be there for the month while we have our chain plates and standing rigging replaced by Mack Sails.  Both jobs have been on … Continue reading

Posted in Boat Work, FL, Marinas

April 11 -30, 2018: Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, FL

After spending a few days in Vero Beach, we moved to Fort Pierce City Marina while we waited to go to Stuart, FL, to have some major work done on Kestrel starting on May 1. Fort Pierce never disappoints.  The … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Marinas

December 3-12, 2017: St. Augustine to Ft. Pierce, FL

We left St. Augustine on December 3rd bound ultimately for Ft. Pierce.  Between St. Aug and Ft. Pierce was our only stretch of ICW on this trip, and I couldn’t be happier about that. December 3 saw us going from … Continue reading

Posted in Anchorages, FL, ICW, Marinas, 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. 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