Category Archives: Offshore

Varadero to Marina Hemingway, Cuba

When we departed Cayo Blanco, we had to check out with the Guarda Frontiera in Varadero and obtain our cruising permit (Permiso Especial de Navegación Para Embarcaciones de Recreo Extranjeras).  The cruising permit is different from the Despacho; it is … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, Offshore

February 1-2, 2018: Marathon, FL, to Varadero, Cuba

Varadero is essentially 100 miles due south of Marathon; at our average 5 knot speed, it would take us about 20 hours, so that meant an overnight passage.  Getting there requires passing through the Straights of Florida, which funnels a … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, Offshore

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

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

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. 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