Category Archives: North Carolina

Made

415 days.  7,700 nm.

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Wilmington to NY passage pictures

We had a great almost 600 mile passage from Wilmington to NY this week.  The winds weren’t perfect with a couple days of headwinds and other days with too little wind to sail alone and still make it far enough … Continue reading

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A circumnavigation, live fire exercise, flat calm and guests

The water off Maryland looks like a smoothly rolling mirror covered in birds (mainly shearwaters and petrels), turtles, whales and … balloons. Yes, balloons. We actually have only seen balloons once, but it was a cluster (tied together) of about … Continue reading

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Mahi – almost

We followed a weedline this morning for about 5 miles and had a hit on Hannes’ lure leaving some nice teeth marks, but missed the hook-up. Shortly after, we saw an approx 4′ Mahi clear the water after our lures. … Continue reading

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riding the stream north

We are just south east of Cape Hatteras sailing NE in the gulf stream enjoying about 2.5kts of current. While it was lumpy part of last night, the seas have settled down a bit and all on board are well … Continue reading

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Moving North Again

After heading mostly south of east all night, we are moving slowly north again. We are currently hunting the western edge of the gulf stream, but finding mostly the southbound counter current just to the west of the stream. Now … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Wilmington

  The winds offshore have been out of the north for most of the week, so we’ve stuck to Wilmington and haven’t had any shortage of things to keep us busy.  We picked strawberries.  Twice.  And ate strawberry sorbet, strawberry … Continue reading

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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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