Thursday, May 21, 2009

Last Day!

Day 16? 
40 Miles 
Beaufort NC to Oriental NC 

Good afternoon! 
This is regrettably my last posting. Dad and I arrived in style at Oriental Marina  around 10:30. We have washed the boat and relaxed, walked around town, had lunch and now we're relaxin! Rose Mary and Michelle should be here in about two hours and then we will re-provision the boat and I'm sure dine some where in town. So thank you for all that have read my blog! Don't forget to check out the rest of the 200 photos on the link a few posts back! Safe travels to all the boaters out there! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 14?

Hello All! 

Again, I apologize for not keeping a strict captain's (or, in my case 1st mate's) log. Its been a slow couple days filled with rain and a WHOLE lotta wind. We anchored in 40 knot winds two nights ago and decided it might be a time to tie up some where and get out of the rain. So here we are in Beaufort (Bo-fort, or Bo-fert as the locals pronounce it) N.C. We've spent one night here thus far and its a quaint little town with a very nice marina. We also met up with "Darling", a 44 wide body.
 Tomorrow we continue on t
o Oriental and Rose Mary and friend will board and I will get off and drive to Philadelphia for the weekend, and then home to Bethany Beach, DE. As for "Happy Feet" she will of course continue on to Norfolk, and up to her home port in Kent Island, Maryland. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Day 10

Day 10: 
Georgetown SC 
50 Miles

Hey Guys! I must apologize again! Dad and I went to a piano bar last night and then we had a gathering on Happy Feet, it was a late night and I needed to get some shut eye...
So anyway, we hoisted anchor and set sail for another day on the water. We cruised by Alligator Creek, which is aptly named because we saw at least 5 alligators! About midday we came up on Georgetown SC and decided to dock for the night. We stayed at Harborwalk Marina, which paralles Front St. of the town. We went ashore and had a great lunch at Buzzer's Tavern and went on a tour with Swamp Fox Tours. The guide was very knowledgeable and definitely had done his homework. Along the tour we stopped and were able to walk around the first African Methodist Church of the town, which just h
appened to be Michelle Obama's Gradfather's church before they moved to Chicago. 
After the tour we went back to the boat and hung out for a little while and then went to a fantastic piano bar right next to where we had lunch: Dockhouse Tavern. I highly recommend it. They have a website: Please check it out. It backs right up to the water and every Saturday night they have a live piano player and singer: Becca Baxon. She is a bluesy-pop singer with a great repertoire and takes requests!  Definitely check this place out if you are ever near the area (Georgetown SC). 
After dinner and drinks we invited some people back to the boat and had some laughs and called it a night! Today we are cruising north and will anchor somewhere in North Carolina. 

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 9

Day 9: 
80 miles 
Beaufort to Charleston 

Good Morning All! 
Sorry I didn't post last night, I got caught up in a movie... 
Anyway yesterday was a long day of cruising. Not much to report, except some rain and some dolphins. We anchored just north of Charleston in a creek in the middle of no where. But we did get to see Charleston from the water which was way cool. 
So to see ALL the photos from the entire trip please go to the website listed in the last post entitled: "Bulletin". Copy and paste that link in your browser and enjoy! 

Friday, May 15, 2009

:: Bulletin::

Hey all! Just to let you know: I created a mobile me account with apple earlier and I uploaded ALL 170 photos from the entire trip. So. To view these pieces of art, please go to: ... you can copy and paste if the hyper link doesn't work! 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 8

Day 8: 
0 miles

Good evening! 
Today was a great day! Dad and I took off to Charleston this morning. It was BEAUTIFUL. We took our carriage ride around town and it was absolutely stunnin
g! We got lunch at a place called TBonz. The wings were awesome! We walked the City Market which takes up about three blocks and the warehouses were converted from the seafood and beef markets to a wide variety of vendors. We also splurged and bought some of the hand woven baskets that are made from the sweet grass. It was a lovely day and I wish we could have spent more time there! But alas, the water way is calling and we must head on tomorrow mor
ning! We'll probably do about 50 miles because we will have a late start because we have to take the car back. As always I'll keep you posted! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


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