More sanding and painting

November 15 Saturday At the end of the day Friday the yard moved the jack stands so I could paint the bottom where the pads were. Saturday morning I got to work right after the cruisers net at 8 AM on channel 68 on the VHF radio. It didn’t take long to sand and paint […]

Lovely Stay in Marina Puerto Bahia, Samańa, DR

Wednesday, March 12 We have had a lovely stay here at Marina Bahia, which is in a resort residence just outside of Samańa, DR. It’s been a very welcome break from bouncing in Changes on anchor. The weather has a pattern to it each day. The mornings start out cool, which for us is the […]

Stay in Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas

I sit here today, Sunday, January 26, as one of the last three boats left in the anchorage as the other boats, which had numbered 15 at their peak this week, leave for other destinations. We think there is a big group of boats going to Calabash Bay and then tomorrow to Conception Island. I’m […]

It’s better in St. Marys

Monday, November 4 We started the day bouncing around in the Cumberland Island Anchorage after spending a trying night at anchor. The wind and current were opposing each other and Changes couldn’t figure out where to be, so she was just everywhere! I woke up about every 2 hours. You know how it is; one […]

To Beaufort, SC and Hilton Head Island

Sunday, October 20, Day 103 This morning when we woke at 7:45 AM it was about 63 degrees and cloudy. Today we went the short jump from Lady’s Island to Beaufort to meet up with SV Bentana. We cast off at 11 AM and about an hour later we rafted off Judy and Stephen’s boat. […]

Passage and Stay in Georgetown, SC

Sunday, Oct 13 to Monday, Oct 14 Days 96 & 97 Sunday we raised our anchor at 712am and went aground coming out of the anchorage at 33 52.249″ W and 78 34.313W. We backed off, so wasn’t so bad but this happened because we read Skipper Bob’s guide to ICW (their updated edition) and […]

Stay in Morehead City, NC

Thursday, October 10, Day 92 When we woke up this morning, it was still breezy and cool and damp. We paid $2 for our electricity and cast off with Brian and Stephanie’s help at 851am. The winds were 8-9kts from the NW but quickly climbed to 12-15kts once we were in the Neuse River. At […]

Rain Rain Go Away

Wednesday, October 9, Day 91 It continues to rain and rain and rain today, but at least it’s not as hard and in the afternoon it became more scattered. After listening to the weather and hear that the Low is still centered over Cape Hatteras near us, we decide to stay another day. Here we […]

Week. Long visit in Oriental, NC boating Capital of the World

Monday September 30 to Monday, October 7. Days 83 to 89 It’s almost 3pm on Sunday and this is the first day that Phil and I have been semi-relaxing since coming to Oriental. We’ve been busy visiting cruising friends in the evenings and working on boat projects during the day except for a trip into […]