Category Archives: Offshore

April 28-30, 2017: Offshore from Charleston to Oriental, NC

This passage couldn’t have been a clearer example of an important principle we’ve learned in cruising:  plan well, and you will be well. The Captain and I had been agonizing over weather forecasts before we even got to Charleston, trying … Continue reading

Posted in NC, Offshore, SC

April 17-20, 2017: Offshore from Fernandina Beach, FL, to Beaufort, SC, to Charleston, SC

We left Fernandina Beach on April 17, 2017.  The overnight offshore passage from Fernandina Beach to Beaufort couldn’t have been more different from the last one we undertook (Miami to Vero Beach).  The winds were very light (0-10 knots), the … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Marinas, Offshore, SC

March 26-27, 2017: Key Biscayne Offshore to Vero Beach

On March 26, 2017, we left on an overnight offshore passage from Key Biscayne to Vero Beach.  The forecast was for 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot seas.  This is ideal weather for us, as Kestrel is a heavy boat … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Offshore

Feb. 20-21, 2017: Offshore from Vero Beach to Dinner Key, FL

Our original plan was to get from Vero Beach to Dinner Key in a series of three hops:  down the ICW from Vero Beach to an anchorage near Stuart; down the ICW from Stuart to Lake Worth; and then offshore … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Moorings, Offshore

Feb. 1-2, 2017: Beaufort, SC, to Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA –or- We Got the Beat

We had a great offshore journey from Beaufort, SC, to Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA.  We left the mooring field in Beaufort at 7:45 AM to good weather.  The winds were S/SW at 10-15 knots, gusting to 20 knots, and … Continue reading

Posted in GA, Offshore, SC

Jan. 16-17, 2017: Offshore Southport, NC, to Charleston, SC

When we were in Southport, we saw that we had a good weather window to go offshore overnight to Charleston, SC. I had already had my fill of the ICW even before we started with the shoaling mess, so it … Continue reading

Posted in Marinas, NC, Offshore, SC