Author Archives: Bill Kinney

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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Northbound

Time 11APR2019, 19:00 local Latitude N 26° 43.8’ Longitude W 79° 50.3’ Weather: SE, 8, gusting 10. Clear Course: 004°M Speed: 6.4 knots Water temperature: 81.2°F Nautical miles from Port Everglades: 41nm Nautical miles to Charleston Seabuoy: 352nm We left … Continue reading

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Back Where We Belong

We left the Lauderdale Marine Center docks this morning, and made our way down the New River, which is always a fairly short, and complex journey through a narrow and congested waterway. We are now anchored in South Lake, Hollywood, … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

After our crazy weather experience at anchor a few days ago, we had a delightful sail back to the coast of Florida. For several months we have been sailing INTO the prevailing wind, and getting the chance to sail downwind … Continue reading

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