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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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#100 Jacksonville, Florida to Sisters Creek

#100 Jacksonville, Florida to Sisters Creek

Well, the time has come. Finally. We left the Here's To Us!! at Lamb's Yacht Center in Jacksonville, Florida to go back home to Texas on March 8, 2020. We were stuck in quarantine and businesses began to close. Businesses that would help us get back either by land or...

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#99 St. Augustine, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida

#99 St. Augustine, Florida to Jacksonville, Florida

We left the River's Edge Marina in St. Augustine, Florida very early the morning of March 8, 2020. There are 17 bridges that we will face but we only need two of them opened. The first bridge and then the last. It's going to be a long day but we have plans to return...

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#98 Daytona Beach, Florida to St. Augustine, Florida

#98 Daytona Beach, Florida to St. Augustine, Florida

We got up early this morning. I really wanted to sleep. Actually, I wanted to stay another night here in Daytona Beach but that wasn't going to happen. Sam had made arrangement to meet his friend, Bill Gillespie and his wife, Vicki, in St. Augustine today. So, off we...

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#97 Titusville, Florida to Daytona Beach, Florida

#97 Titusville, Florida to Daytona Beach, Florida

We woke up in a good mood. After staying at the Titusville Marina for two nights, we were ready to move on. There was a park on both sides of the marina exit. I never noticed when we entered the marina, that this island had a statue on it but it looks very European....

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#96 Vero Beach, Florida to Titusville, Florida

#96 Vero Beach, Florida to Titusville, Florida

Yes, we had to get up early. Really early. We were thankful that Vero Beach City Marina let us tie up to their fuel dock overnight but it meant we had to be gone by 7:30 a.m. But even though we were forced to leave early, we had planned to anyway. We were going to go...

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#95 North Palm Beach, Florida to Vero Beach, Florida

#95 North Palm Beach, Florida to Vero Beach, Florida

We woke up early by accident. We had such a peaceful night's sleep in this anchorage, we woke up naturally. Weird. There were a few clouds as the sun came up but it just made the morning that much more beautiful. We were the only powerboat there anchored among the...

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#94 Pompano Beach, Florida to North Palm Beach, Florida

#94 Pompano Beach, Florida to North Palm Beach, Florida

Usually, when we pull away from a marina or anchorage, I have my cell phone ready and take a video of us pulling away. Well, today there is a very good reason why that wasn't possible. When it was time for our departure, the wind was fierce. Not just a little windy...

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#93 Miami, Florida to Pompano Beach, Florida

#93 Miami, Florida to Pompano Beach, Florida

I can’t begin to tell you just how incredible it was waking up so close to downtown Miami. But not only that. Our route leaving the anchorage allowed us to pass so close to all the buildings, the city park, and the cruise terminal. Really magnificent. This is how I...

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#92 Islamorada, Florida to Miami, Florida

#92 Islamorada, Florida to Miami, Florida

Last night, we did not sleep well. When the alarm went off, we jarred awake at about 6:30 a.m. We talked about leaving at 6:45 the night before but those extra 15 minutes of sleep were so tempting. We rolled out of bed and were fairly sure that our anchor’s decision...

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