Monthly Archives: April 2019

Welcome to DC!

Today we set a record for the greatest number of miles we have ever done in Harmonie, nonstop, under engine. About 75 nautical miles from our anchorage near the mouth of the Potomac, up to downtown Washington, DC. There are … Continue reading

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More Great Stuff

It’s time once again to update our list of really cool stuff for a cruising sailboat. All these are things we love, and most of them we use every day. If you buy them through the links here we get … Continue reading

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You know you are almost to the Chesapeake when…

The first real sign that you are approaching Cape Henry at the mouth of the Chesapeake is when the cloud of insects descends on the boat. Some are interesting, and beautiful, like this large dragonfly: Unfortunately, the largest number of … Continue reading

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Filling the freezer

Our passage north was interrupted a couple times today by stops to see if we could put more fish in the freezer. As the sun was coming up, Karen was in bed asleep after her night watch. The winds were … Continue reading

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Fishing day

The morning started calm and clear. We got underway from Charleston at the turn of the tide, and motored east, toward the fishing grounds. My objective was to basically try a repeat of what we did last week and see … Continue reading

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Weather Delay

We are here in Charleston still enjoying being tourists while we wait for the next serious weather to pass. A strong cold front approaches and is due to pass through the area this afternoon with strong winds, rain, thunderstorms, and … Continue reading

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Charleston Walk-about

We strolled around Charleston’s delightful downtown yesterday. Beautiful architecture, beautiful gardens. Busy, like a city should be, but not insanely so. A nice place to visit. Now, in mid-April, the weather is absolutely delightful. A visit in the heat and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Charleston!

We came into Charleston Harbor yesterday afternoon when it looked like the weather would make a stay offshore less comfortable than we desired. Since our slip was still occupied, we anchored just north of James Island for the night. Very … Continue reading

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Killing time…

Since our reserved slip in Charleston won’t be ready for us for another 36 hours, we spent today offshore South Carolina with our favorite time killing pastime: fishing. I was anxious to experiment with new gear and techniques, and we … Continue reading

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Much faster

Time 12APR2019, 12:15 local Latitude N 29° 16.7’ Longitude W 80° 01.7’ Weather: SE, 16, gusting 18. Scattered clouds Course: 004°M Speed: 10.1 knots Water temperature: 81.5°F Nautical miles from Port Everglades: 190nm Nautical miles to Charleston Seabuoy: 203nm After … Continue reading

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