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#121 Deltaville, Virginia to Solomons Island, Maryland

#121 Deltaville, Virginia to Solomons Island, Maryland

We stayed a couple of nights at Dozier's Regatta Point Yachting Center. It was a very relaxing stay. We left on a beautiful day and are heading to Solomons Island. It's a hot spot in the Chesapeake Bay and we were excited to check it out. So, we headed back out to the...

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#120 Yorktown, Virginia to Deltaville, Virginia

#120 Yorktown, Virginia to Deltaville, Virginia

Usually, we get up when we want to get up and then going. We are trying to enjoy these last few trips as we head to the end of our Great Loop Journey. So, I took a stroll around the Wormley Creek Marina. Check out this mural of the owners’ boat. It was a beautiful...

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#119 Norfolk, Virginia to Yorktown, Virginia

#119 Norfolk, Virginia to Yorktown, Virginia

Sam and I had such a great stay in Norfolk. It’s definitely a mermaid town. These lovely statues are each unique and placed all over the city. Norfolk is Mile Marker 0 of the Intracoastal Waterway. That means we have come to the end of the line. And we have to say...

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#118 Chesapeake, Virginia to Norfolk, Virginia

#118 Chesapeake, Virginia to Norfolk, Virginia

The Atlantic Yacht Basin Marina is a very short distance from the Great Bridge and Lock. Yes, you heard that right. We have another lock. This is #100. I’m not sure I even remember how to do a lock, it’s been so long. I might need to watch my lock video. The Great...

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#117 Coinjock, North Carolina to Chesapeake, Virginia

#117 Coinjock, North Carolina to Chesapeake, Virginia

We stayed at the Coinjock Restaurant and Marina for two nights. There really isn’t anything there except for this restaurant (which has a famous prime rib among Loopers) and a little store. We headed out at about 7:30 a.m. because we were both awake and ready to go....

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#116 Columbia, North Carolina to Coinjock, North Carolina

#116 Columbia, North Carolina to Coinjock, North Carolina

We left Alligator River Marina around 8 a.m. And can you believe it? No alligators! They should at least put up a statue of an alligator. Something. Anyway, we followed Saltie, who had stayed at the marina last night also, out into the Albemarle Sound. Sam followed...

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#115 Belhaven, North Carolina to Columbia, North Carolina

#115 Belhaven, North Carolina to Columbia, North Carolina

We spent a couple of nights in Belhaven at Dowry Creek Marina. It was a nice surprise. A fancy dinner. A pool. A store. They are even building a restaurant onsite. We are already looking forward to going back. We took off right before 8 a.m. and the water was great....

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#114 Oriental, North Carolina to Belhaven, North Carolina

#114 Oriental, North Carolina to Belhaven, North Carolina

We enjoyed our very short stay at the Oriental Marina. The timing and weather kept us from seeing more of the town but there certainly was a lot to see right around here. This hot spot is one of the few places that have shrimp boats where you can walk down and see...

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#113 Beaufort, North Carolina to Oriental, North Carolina

#113 Beaufort, North Carolina to Oriental, North Carolina

We enjoyed our stay in Beaufort at Homer Smith's Docks and Marina and woke up to a beautiful day for traveling to Oriental. Sam followed our breadcrumbs on the Garmin right back under the bridge. Right past the sunken sailboat and back to the ICW. It was a bit early...

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#112 Hampstead, North Carolina to Beaufort, North Carolina

#112 Hampstead, North Carolina to Beaufort, North Carolina

We woke up early to get started on our journey to Beaufort before the sun came up. As we pulled away from the fuel dock, I couldn’t believe the beautiful colors of the sunrise. It almost makes me want to get up early every morning. Almost. We followed a sailboat out...

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#111 Southport, North Carolina to Hampstead, North Carolina

#111 Southport, North Carolina to Hampstead, North Carolina

We left Southport Marina about a half hour behind our friends on Short Vacation. Today, we head to Hampstead. It’s about a 42 mile trip. What a beautiful day to be out on the water. And as I was outside bringing up the fenders and tying up the lines, Robert Creech...

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#110 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Southport, North Carolina

#110 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Southport, North Carolina

We enjoyed our stays at Osprey Marina and Myrtle Beach Yacht Club as we worked our way through both the south and north ends of Myrtle Beach. We decided to stay at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club a couple of days because there were some expected thunderstorms and while it did...

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#109 Georgetown, South Carolina to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

#109 Georgetown, South Carolina to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We had such a good time in Georgetown being with other loopers but with so many businesses closed there really isn’t a reason to stay. So we headed back to the ICW and pointed north. It was a nice day. I love it when the water is flat. On this trip we are moving from...

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#108 Charleston, South Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina

#108 Charleston, South Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina

We stayed in Charleston four nights including the 4th of July. We decided to leave the morning of the 5th which was a Sunday. I was against this decision because I don't like to travel on the weekends. And this wasn't just any weekend in the summer. It's 4th of July...

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#106 Beaufort, South Carolina to Church Creek Anchorage

#106 Beaufort, South Carolina to Church Creek Anchorage

We really enjoyed our time in Beaufort but it was really hot. It was though, a beautiful morning when we were ready to go. After we went under the bridge with the American flag flying, we waved to the marina on the right where Vitamin Sea was docked. We enjoyed seeing...

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#105 Savannah, Georgia to Beaufort, South Carolina

#105 Savannah, Georgia to Beaufort, South Carolina

Savannah was one of those cities that I had heard about but hadn’t visited yet. It lived up to the hype and I’m really glad we stopped here. But it is time to move on and leave Georgia. As we pulled out of Thunderbolt Marina, we retraced our breadcrumbs heading back...

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#104 Buckhead Creek Tap Anchorage to Savannah, Georgia

#104 Buckhead Creek Tap Anchorage to Savannah, Georgia

It was another cloudy morning in Georgia. We were excited about the day because since we chose this anchorage, we were closer to Savannah than we had planned which meant it would be a shorter day traveling. The last couple of days had been long and I was certainly...

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#102 Fernandina Beach, FL to St. Simons Island, GA

#102 Fernandina Beach, FL to St. Simons Island, GA

After unexpectedly spending a whole week in Fernandina Beach due to mechanical issues, we were finally ready to head north to Saint Simons Island, Georgia. I was so excited to get to another state! We have been in Florida (ok, not we, but our boat has) since December...

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#101 Sisters Creek Park to Fernandina Beach, FL

#101 Sisters Creek Park to Fernandina Beach, FL

We got up at 6:30 a.m. and pulled away from the free dock at Sisters Creek Park at a prompt 7 a.m. Sam was timing the tides so we could get to Fernandina Beach without running aground on any spot along the way. As we pulled out from the canal where we were docked, we...

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