Is Charleston SC the South? Is It Warm Yet?

Is Charleston SC the South? Is It Warm Yet?

As I listen to the rain bouncing off the deck of the boat just over my head, and realize we are just two days from Beaufort, I feel as though we have moved into the ‘South’. It is just something about Live Oaks, Spanish Moss, Saw Grass lining the waterway,...

Southbound and winter is coming!

Southbound – First Week. This is the view back towards the west heading out Washington Channel and Gangplank Marina where we stayed this fall. The Washington Monument is to the left and all the new construction for The Wharf DC is to the right.    ...
What a Difference 17 miles Can Make

What a Difference 17 miles Can Make

We left Gangplank and DC at 330 this afternoon and ran down the Potomac under a foresail and engine and the outgoing tide doing about 7.5 knots past Ronald Reagan Airport, the new National Harbor, Ft. Washington and Mt Vernon before dropping an anchor by a small beach...
It is Cold. Time to Turn Back South!

It is Cold. Time to Turn Back South!

If you follow anything we do you might have noticed we haven’t posted anything new. As an excuse, let me point to the fact we have attended over 50 events in Washington DC and surrounding areas raising funds for veterans with PTSD in need of a service dog. We...
Mid September in DC

Mid September in DC

It rained today. It’s news as it is the first rainy day since we got here a month ago. I called a friend in Oregon to tell him I knew now what he felt like after not seeing the sun for four hours. Funny guy huh? We are tied up at Gangplank Marina right down the...
Thunderstorms and summer swelter in the Chesapeake

Thunderstorms and summer swelter in the Chesapeake

In all the years I have spent on the water, three thunderstorms within the last 30 days have gone a long way to creating real fear when the wind gets up! Shelly and Goose especially are having some issues. This too will pass. Yesterday, at anchor up by St Michaels on...