Day #1 —– a false crawl!

Greetings family and friends.

We began the day as planned, 7:00AM lines off the dock, with assistance of friend Susan Williams up bright and early to wave us goodby, of off we went.   OH MY — something was not right, as the boat seemed to be having some throttle issues, or something.   We turned around at Buck Isalnd and headed back to the marina.   For those of us who live on the coast, our loggerhead turtles will often do a false crawl to the beach to lay their eggs, only to turn around and go back into the ocean to try again another day.   That is what I felt like this morning.

Many thanks to Thunderbolt Marina for phone support and with Hank spending time in the engine room doing whatever…. we made a short sea trial back out the creek to Buck Island and all Seemed to be in order.

OFFICIAL START TIME OF THE GREAT LOOP ADVENTURE    11:45AM.

This evening we are docked at Dataw Island Marina enjoying a beautiful sunset.  Our many thanks for the bon voyage dinners, toasts, well wishes.   We are officially on our way.

I will not be blogging everyday, but will do so as frequently as we think we should OR if there is something very exciting happening.!!!!   Next big step will be for me to figure out how to post some photos.        cheers to all…..Janet and Hank     (see map of our route – we are taking the Erie Canal )

 

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2 thoughts on “Day #1 —– a false crawl!

  1. It all sounds wonderful, I will be an armchair sailor following you. If you haven’t already read: “Coming Full Circle” by Bruce and Susan Armstrong, you must pick it up somewhere. It is well written and contains lots of tips for “loopers”. They spent 4 summers doing the loop at a leisurely pace. I am currently reading it and now exploring the Upper Chesapeake! Peter is in Compass Cay, Exuma Bahamas, catching mani-mahi and I am following cruise blogs!

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