Anchorage -0ff Naples Florida

Anchorage -0ff Naples Florida

Anchorage -0ff Naples Florida   The trip with Russ Fraser in Oct 2003, took us down the ICW from Naples where Russ and Lynne are now living on board Blue Highway. We first met them in Bermuda in 1999 on our way across the Atlantic. We have developed a friendship with them, meeting them several
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Log #31c Land Cruising to Florida

Log #31c Land Cruising to Florida

Toronto March 9, 2004 Hi Folks, This is my first log in a long time. Most of you received a fall letter from Toronto and a Christmas update (the equivalent of Logs #31a and 31b). There are several people new to my log list who have attended presentations Judy and I have made in the
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Log #31d Seven Seas Cruising Association Rendezvous

Log #31d Seven Seas Cruising Association Rendezvous

Log #31d Seven Seas Cruising Association Rendezvous Istanbul, Turkey March 27, 2004 We left off the last log from Lake Okichobee where we checked out a couple of storage sites before heading up to Melbourne in our borrowed VW camper van for the Seven Seas Cruising Association rendezvous. We have belonged to the SSCA since
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Log #53a Into Maine

Log #53a Into Maine

New Bedford, Massachusetts Aug. 21, 2011 Hi Folks, We have motored down Maine and New Hampshire and are now in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Summer has finally arrived as we have had three days of warm sunny weather in a row, and have slept with all hatches open for the first time. This log gets us
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Log #53b Down Maine to Bar Harbour

Log #53b Down Maine to Bar Harbour

Kickamuit River, Rhode Island Aug. 27, 2011 Hi Folks,    Hurricane Preparation We are spending several days in this sheltered bay getting ready for Hurricane Irene which is expected to pass through here by Saturday/Sunday Aug. 27/28 (tonight and tomorrow). The bay is up inside the larger Naraganset Bay, across from the small city of
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Log #53c Penobscot Bay, Maine coast

Log #53c Penobscot Bay, Maine coast

Cape May, New Jersey Sept. 18, 2011 Hi Folks, I realize it has been over six weeks since my last log about Bar Harbor. Mea Culpa! We have done a lot since then, and are now hunkered down here in Cape May at the base of the Delaware Bay waiting out heavy weather before heading
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Log #53d Farewell to Maine

Log #53d Farewell to Maine

Camp Letts, Rhode River Maryland, U.S.A. Sept. 25, 2011 Hi Folks, We have just finished the Seven Seas Cruising Association Gam here at Camp Letts, a YMCA camp here on the Rhode River, just south of Annapolis off Chesapeake Bay. This is my last log about Maine as we work our way down the New
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Log #53e Into New England down to Boston

Log #53e Into New England down to Boston

Deltaville, Virginia Oct. 2, 2011 Hi Folks, We are anchored off the town of Deltaville on the peninsula between the Rappahannock and Piankatank Rivers here in the southern part of the Chesapeake on the west side on this cold drizzly day. I think summer is over, but we have had four weeks of it since
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Log #53f To Plymouth and New Bedford, MA

Log #53f To Plymouth and New Bedford, MA

Beaufort, NC Oct. 10, 2011 Hi Folks, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We are at anchor here in Beaufort, North Carolina, with internet access to allow me to get this log off. Judy is making a turkey dinner for us. We need to get some work done on our outboard engine tomorrow, but here in the U.S.
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Log #53g Part 1 – Battleship Cove and Hurricane Irene

Log #53g Part 1 – Battleship Cove and Hurricane Irene

  Waccamaw River, South Carolina Oct. 15, 2011 Hi Folks, We are anchored here in the Waccama River in South Carolina for a couple of days, as we are within one day’s passage of Pawley Island where we will leave Veleda for a month as we go over to London, England on the Queen Mary
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Log #53g part 2 Hurricane Irene

Log #53g part 2 Hurricane Irene

Oct. 15, 2011 Hi Folks, Here is Part two about hurricane Irene and associated pictures. The people ashore suffered more than the boaters in terms of damages as there was considerable flooding and power disruption over a large area for several days. We sent out a notice immediately after the storm to let people know
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Log #53k the Queen Mary 2 to London, England and back to Toronto

Log #53k the Queen Mary 2 to London, England and back to Toronto

Beaufort, SC Nov. 26, 2011 Hi Folks, I belatedly realize my last log was #53h part 2 about Hurricane Irene sent out Oct.15, and here it is late November and I am just getting around to the next log. Judy has suggested I write this as a current log of our recent travels to London,
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Log #53h New England, Providence to Newport Rhode Island

Log #53h New England, Providence to Newport Rhode Island

Newfound Harbour, en route to Boot Key, Marathon, FL Dec. 31, 2011 Hi Folks, Happy New Year! As you can see from the dates and locations below, I started this log in mid November, but never sent it out. Unfortunately I am two months behind in them and hope to catch up shortly, before we
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Log #53k Down Chesapeake Bay Part 1

Log #53k Down Chesapeake Bay Part 1

Marina Paradaiso, Isla Mujeres, Mexico January 23, 2012 Hi Folks, We are here in Mexico after a 300 mile passage from the Dry Tortugas to Isla Mujeres, near Cancun on the east side of the Yucatan Peninsula here in Mexico. This log gets us to the south end of the Chesapeake, before crossing over to
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Log #53l Tangiers to Norfolk and the ICW

Log #53l Tangiers to Norfolk and the ICW

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Jan. 27, 2012 Hi Folks, We are still enjoying the warm weather of Mexico. Judy at last has her ideal climate where getting up in the morning just involves putting on a bathing suit. We are off to some Mayan ruins tomorrow from Cancun, before we leave this area. No pictures with
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Log #53m Into the ICW Part 1

Log #53m Into the ICW Part 1

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Feb. 3, 2012 Hi Folks, This is a short log, getting us into the ICW down to Albermarle Sound. I want to get it off before we leave tomorrow after spending an enjoyable two weeks here in Isla Mujeres. From anchor we have dinghied into town many times to take the ferry
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Log #53n ICW Part 2 To the Marine training base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Log #53n ICW Part 2 To the Marine training base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Feb. 4, 2012 Hi Folks, We changed our minds and stayed put until Monday Feb. 6, thus you are getting at least two logs in a row. Today is rainy and I am getting caught up on my logs. Our present plans are to stay until Monday, check out with the Capitan
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Log #53o ICW Part 3 – To Pawley Island, SC

Log #53o ICW Part 3 – To Pawley Island, SC

Cayo Norte, Chinchorro Bank, Mexico Feb. 12, 2012 Hi Folks, We are anchored here in this wide open atoll (18 44.810N, 087 18.443W) called Chinchorro Bank, one of only four atolls in the Eastern Hemisphere (the other three are in Belize which we will be entering next week). Last night and today we have hunkered
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Log #53p ICW Part 4 South Carolina to Georgia

Log #53p ICW Part 4 South Carolina to Georgia

Cay Caulker, Belize Feb. 20, 2012 Hi Folks, We are spending several days at anchor off Cay Caulker, a long narrow island with sandy beaches and a laid back ambience that is quite enjoyable. The temperatures are between 24 to 30 C (75 to 85 F) and the water clear and warm. I found the
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Log #53q ICW Part 5 Georgia to Florida

Log #53q ICW Part 5 Georgia to Florida

Sapodilla Lagoon, Belize March 6/12 Hi Folks, This log gets us down into the Florida Keys where we spent a month in Boot Key Harbour in Marathon. Right now we are sitting out a cold front that has stalled over us, giving us rainy, cool (22 C or 72 F) weather. However we are able
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Log #53r to the Florida Keys

Log #53r to the Florida Keys

Placencia, Belize March 9, 2012 Hi Folks, We are enjoying another day here in this paradise of Placencia, with a potluck get together later this afternoon. We are enjoying Belize immensely, as the few towns have more than adequate supplies and are laid back, with friendly people in a lush tropical climate. The diving and
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Log #53s Marathon to the Dry Tortugas

Log #53s Marathon to the Dry Tortugas

Placencia, Belize March 10, 2012 Hi Folks, We are just sitting out some heavy weather here off this pleasant peninsula town of Placencia. We had a pot luck get together last night with several other boats anchored here. Another small world situation came up when we met Tundra, another sail boat from Sarnia, Ontario. We
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Log #55c To Montana

Log #55c To Montana

Whitehorse, Yukon Sept. 5, 2012 Hi Folks, We are waiting here back in Whitehorse for the insurance settlement to be finalized. We are hoping for a write off cheque and to purchase another trailer we have found here which we would be happy to buy. The insurance company sounds cooperative so far. I will keep
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Log #56k Mexico to Texas

Log #56k Mexico to Texas

Bellingham, Washington, USA June 23, 2013 Hi Folks, It has been a long time since my last log, but we are still alive and doing well here in Bellingham, WA. As I indicated in my last Log #56j we prepared Veleda and put her on a low bed truck for shipment across the continent. It
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Log #57a West coast arrival and preparations

Log #57a West coast arrival and preparations

Sucia Island, San Juan Islands, WA July 22, 2013 Hi Folks, Let me start this intro to this log with a congratulations and celebrations for the new Royal Prince born today in London.  It is good to have good news to celebrate a birth enjoyed by millions rather than the negative news of problems, catastrophes
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Log #58a Back to Veleda the long way

Log #58a Back to Veleda the long way

Log #58a Back to Veleda the long way Aomori, Japan April 16, 2014 We left Veleda at Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island in October to spend the next six months in our trailer. We had to first drive to Canby, Oregon, to pick up the trailer which we had left at my high school
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Log #59e Into Alaska – Ketchikan to Wrangell

Log #59e Into Alaska – Ketchikan to Wrangell

Craig, Alaska July 13, 2015 Hi Folks, I hope you got my Log #59d a few minutes ago, as here is Log #59e already. I had it ready and was going to send it tomorrow, but it is a mile walk uphill to get to this library for its slow but reliable WiFi. We have
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Log #60a Cruise Ship Sailing – Part 1

Log #60a Cruise Ship Sailing – Part 1

Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Oct. 10, 20115 Hi Folks, I hope I can send this off tomorrow when we reach Guam. We are half way through our Pacific cruise to Singapore and enjoying it very much. This log talks about the cruise ship and our visits to Hawaii and Majuro in the Marshall
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Log #61q Down the Oregon Coast

Log #61q Down the Oregon Coast

Newport Beach, Los Angeles, CA Nov. 11, 2016 Hi Folks, We are just passing Los Angeles on our way down to San Diego, our last stop before entering Mexico. While in Long Beach I took this picture of the original Queen Mary still afloat there as a tourist attraction, conference centre, and I believe even
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Log #61r Down to San Francisco

Log #61r Down to San Francisco

San Diego, CA Nov. 20, 2016   Hi Folks,   We are down here in San Diego, just above the Mexican border, getting ready for our sail to Ensenada in Mexico. We have enjoyed reciprocal privileges at the Southwestern Yacht Club and the San Diego Yacht Club while here. This ends our transit down the
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