North Bound From Charleston


We left our winter berth at Charleston, South Carolina on 1st April—probably an appropriate day, given where we are bound this summer—and headed north using our accustomed way of transiting the east coast of this continent: A series of one or two night offshore passages interspersed with  a few days off to enjoy the stops.

Given that we had a schedule to make, there has not been a lot of time for photography, but here is the first for 2011 of our ongoing series of photo short slide shows.

By the way, we are going to try and be more consistent with these travelogue slide shows, availability of internet permitting, as we head north, bound for Greenland, this summer. So please tell us whether you liked this one, and make any suggestions you may have for improvement, by leaving a comment.

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{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Chris April 26, 2011, 12:05 pm

    This was lovely and brought back pleasant memories of Georgetown. The Rice Paddy in particular. Please do continue with the shows.

  • Tim Allen April 27, 2011, 8:02 am

    And were YOU holding Phyllis’s hand when you took the sunset picture in Cape May? ;-)

    • John April 27, 2011, 12:02 pm

      Of course, who says guys can’t multitask.

  • Tom T. April 27, 2011, 10:11 am

    From the convoluted path on the map above it looks like you got to Nova Scotia, realized that you forgot something in Charleston, and had to sail back to get it.

    • John April 27, 2011, 12:00 pm

      Hi Tom,
      Left my watch in the shower :-)

      Seriously, part of our route south is still on the chart since I neglected to start a new track. We will improve on that in the future.

  • john forsyth April 27, 2011, 11:46 am

    Nice pics –looking forward to future posts —would really be interested in more info about voyage itself –details of actual route, where you anchored or docked and your comments about the anchorages/marinas (costs, repair facilities etc –the usual things of interest to a cruiser), weather or currents encountered etc —I am en route from Mexico thru the Panama (sloooow trip –maybe over a couple of years) with the intention of doing much of what you are doing (going up east coast of n America and then across to Europe –maybe by the Northern route but I’ll be interested in your experiences –keep up the blog!! –good job!!

  • Doug Bruce April 27, 2011, 6:27 pm

    Brilliant photos as always; thanks for sharing.
    Look forward to more great shots from Greenland.

  • Bill Knipe April 28, 2011, 9:17 am

    Re: the birds

    “I can’t be absolutely certain, officer, but I think it was the 3rd one from the left…”

    • John April 28, 2011, 2:20 pm

      Hi Bill,

      Brilliant! Now why didn’t I think of that.

  • Paul Mills April 30, 2011, 5:49 am

    Another set of beautiful pics – luring us closer to the concept of a season on the East Coast.

    Our plans are less challenging for this year, East coast of Ireland and West Coast of Scotland before autumn in points South of Brest on the French coast.

    Unlike you ‘winter ties’ ashore have delayed our start – but this is the week and the excitement is mounting this weekend :)

    Re the birds…Is it something about a long line of ‘local birds’ looking for a good looking sailor to hitch a lift North with…obviously not tempted by the photographer :)


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