The Atlantic – Part One

The Atlantic crossing was exhilarating, loud, and amazing all at the same time. It is hard to describe how cool it was to be a part of the Salty Dawg Rally and to sail our “small” boat from Yorktown, Virginia USA to English Harbor, Antigua, West Indies. Chuck and I woke up at 4 a.m. […]

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The Atlantic – Part Two

The second half of the Atlantic trip really began for us when we shot out of the eddy in the Gulf Stream on Thursday, Nov. 5. We were still a long ways from Antigua but the vibe of the trip changed after getting out of the Gulf Stream “washing machine!” Plus the water warmed up […]

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And we’re off!

So we leave today for our big ocean crossing adventure from Yorktown, Virginia to English Harbor in Antigua on the La Rive Nord. The weather window looks great for tonight to sail out of the Chesapeake Bay to enter the Gulf Stream sometime tomorrow at noon. We will follow the Gulf Stream until Thursday or […]

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Birds, Birds Everywhere

We motored out of the Delaware City canal after saying goodbye to Savanna on a wet and dreary Sunday. We headed back out into Delaware Harbor to circle back to traverse the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. This 14-mile long canal was built in the 1820s to provide an inland route for passenger and cargo travel […]

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The Hudson

The Hudson…not a place I would have considered high on my sailing list. A river? In the middle of New York? That runs through New York City? Yew. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We pulled out of the Erie Canal into the Hudson pretty early in the morning so we could get to the […]

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The Erie Canal

So when we started planning our summer 2020 adventure, we were super excited to spend a month in the North Channel of Lake Huron and then head to 1,000 Islands in Canada before exiting the St. Lawrence Seaway to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Well, COVID-19 happens (feel free to insert your own word there!). So […]

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Buffalo Wings

So the last posting was during our trip and it got busy out there, so I’m hoping to get you up to speed on the rest of our big adventure! We left off heading into the city of Buffalo, New York…thinking we’d head down the Niagara River and turn into our marina. Piece of cake, […]

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Detroit, Detroit

One of my favorite musicians, Erik Koskinen, wrote a song about the city we visited next on our Great Lakes adventure – Detroit, Detroit. Although we didn’t have a six pack of beer and a pack of cigarettes while we visited, we did have some amazing Greek food! Plus a couple of beers each – […]

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Sailing Lake Huron

Lake Huron was a joy to cross – lots of sunshine, wind, and great sailing! What a change from the doldrums (and cold lake water) on Lake Superior. We crossed from the St. Mary’s River to the south shore of Lake Huron and went in to the Rogers City Marina. Before crossing Lake Huron, we […]

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Lime Island (Bird) Time

We headed down the St. Mary’s River and rocked it because of the current – sometimes over 10 knots – zoom zoom! We did the St. Mary’s in 2018 when we brought La Rive Nord to Lake Superior and decided we needed to seek out a new place to stay along the way. We decided […]

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