Karen Elhai

Southern Migration – Part 3

The final leg of our migration south, from Beaufort SC and get to our final destination (for the time being) of Brunswick GA. Thunderbolt, GA Jan 18, 2022 Moon was setting while the sun rising as we prepared to leave Beaufort SC. Early departure from Beaufort with the moon still up as the sun rose.  […]

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Southern Migration — Part 2

Recap: We finally began our Southern Migration on Dec 26.  In Part 1 (click HERE to read the previous blog), we traveled from Atlantic Yacht Basin in Chesapeake, VA to Little River, SC.  In Part 2, we cruise further south, with winter nipping at our stern, and also continue the parallel saga of Dave’s knee. Wacca Wache Marina

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Southward Ho!

This is the first of regular blogs to come while we are on the move on our actual travel details, and I will be trying to do them every week or two.  I will be playing with different formats in preparation for how we will document our trip on The Great Loop that we will

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Of Waits and Weights

Yes!  Engine fixed and we are ready to resume the cruising life!  After four weeks of patiently waiting for our turn with the marine engine mechanic, it only took a little over a week for all the work to be done and we can pick up our trip where we left off way back on

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A Three Hour Cruise

I’m supposed to be writing this from Florida, but the boat gods apparently had other plans for us.  Original plan, as you may recall, was to depart from Norfolk November 8 and head south along the ICW to warmer climes for the winter.  But then one of the drawbridges in Norfolk was going to be

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Thanksgiving Memories

 I hate that Thanksgiving gets lost in the frenzy of Christmas.  Saw a great meme the other day that reflects my feelings: The War on Christmas cannot end until Christmas stops its illegal occupation of November.  I like Thanksgiving partly because it does – or used to – herald the start of the Christmas season,

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A Marina Village

We’ve spent most of summer and early fall in marinas.   We’ve always felt it’s those we meet that make any location or event memorable.  With our new boat life we are finding this to be all the more true, and between our time as transients while cruising (one or two day stays) and the

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High & Dry

Just finished a week in the boatyard getting some planned – and unplanned – maintenance completed.  While this is a routine part of living on a boat, it was all new to us and a learning experience.     You may recall from a few blogs ago that we were struggling to find people to do

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Albemarle Loop Week 2.5 — Closing the Loop

After the three very different towns that we stopped in around thee Albemarle Sound, we had a few more days left to get back to Hampton Roads.  Officially, there were three stops we didn’t make.  Two were just restaurants that had a dock and allowed boats to stay overnight if patronizing their place – which

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