Monthly Archives: May 2014

I love this sign

We love the image created by this sign.  Self-service by picking and pulling your own auto parts.

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North Carolina BBQ

While based in Wilmington, we’ve embarked on a hunt for eastern North Carolina BBQ.  The closest places are about an hour and a half away.  No matter, that’s not far for good BBQ. The BBQ in this part of the … Continue reading

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USS North Carolina

On our first free morning, we visited USS North Carolina.  She rests in an imposing style on the western shore of the Cape Fear River across from Wilmington.  Launched in 1940 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, she was the fourth … Continue reading

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Ft Pierce – Wilmington Passage Pictures

We’ve been in Wilmington since Wednesday evening.  It’s been a busy few days.  We’ve pulled off the fuel injection pump, visited USS North Carolina (BB-55), and made a trek to one of the pillars of Eastern North Carolina BBQ. Here … Continue reading

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Northbound day 3

All is well on Hurrah. We are off Charleston and headed slightly east of north. we can’t fetch the entrance to Wilmington yet. Later this afternoon, the wind should veer around to the south and put us right on course. … Continue reading

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riding the stream north

We are having a good day 2 of the passage from Fort Pierce. With winds from N to NE, we are tacking in and out of the stream. It is a little lumpy, but so far we are all happy … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce in contrasts

After spending the week so far shopping, eating, and working on boat projects, we spent today touring a bit of Fort Pierce.  Fort Pierce served as the base and training ground for the units that became the Navy SEALs.  So, … Continue reading

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Passage pictures

A few views from the passage from Warderick Wells to Fort Pierce.  

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Warderick Wells in pictures

Warderick Wells is the heart of the Exuma Land and Sea Park that runs from Cambridge Cay in the south to Shroud Cay to the north.  Based on the huge numbers and diversity of fish, you can really see that … Continue reading

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Cambridge Cay pictures

We spent three wonderful nights at Cambridge Cay.  Now that we have a stronger internet connection, here are a few of the sights. Here’s the beach. Like most places in the Exumas, there are bits of dead coral washed up … Continue reading

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