We spent weeks trying to decide how we would spend the 4th of July holiday. Every option we contemplated was shaken up by Covid-19. Ultimately we ended up heading to Provincetown, a stop we always enjoy.
June 30 – July 6, 2020
Portsmouth, RI – Padanaram, MA – Provincetown, MA – Cuttyhunk, MA
Days 15 – 21 aboard this summer season
We definitely wanted to be off on the boat for 4th of July. Our little home town is delightful, but on the 4th it gets much too crowded for our tastes. COVID-19 made planning difficult. Some facilities still were not open, some towns were very restrictive, dining out was complicated almost everywhere. Our choices were some combination of Block Island, Mystic, Stonington, Montauk, or east to Buzzards Bay and Provincetown. Ultimately, for a variety of reasons, we chose Provincetown, which we always enjoy.
Continue reading Another Covid-19 Cruise – 4th of July in Provincetown
In this totally weird world, we decided we needed to get back out and “test the waters”. What is cruising life like during the COVID pandemic?
June 8 – 15, 2020
Portsmouth, RI – Cuttyhunk, MA – Nantucket, MA
Days 6 – 13 on board (since we returned from our winter ICW trip on April 5)
Preview: COVID Shuts us down – Quarantine and Release
Just to catch up a little bit… (I plan to fill in the website later with our COVID trip home from Forida, but for now, here’s what spring at home has delivered)
We arrived home to our slip in Portsmouth, RI on April 5 after a marathon sprint from Florida up the coast to try to stay ahead of the rapidly developing COVID shutdowns and restrictions. It was a very strange end to a very strange trip. After living aboard for more than six months, we unloaded the boat within two hours of arriving in our slip and drove home, just 8 miles away. By state mandate, we had to quarantine for 14 days.
Continue reading Covid Cruise – Testing the Waters in Early Spring 2020
Edisto Beach has been a favorite destination for us ever since we first camped at Edisto Beach State Park in our Airstream. It was a perfect spot for a quiet, lovely Thanksgiving.
November 26 – 28, 2020
The Marina at Edisto Island
Days 44 – 46
Charleston to Edisto Beach
After eight fun and productive days in Charleston at the MegaDock, we were ready to go. The boat was well-stocked for our private Thanksgiving feast for four (two humans, two dogs). The weather was gorgeous: a crisp, clear and flat calm fall day. We were ready for a change of scenery.
Continue reading A Remote and Peaceful Thanksgiving
We love Charleston, and planned to stay for about a week to get boat work done, take Pepper to the vet, eat good food and have some fun.
November 18 – 25, 2019
Charleston, SC at The Mega Dock
Days 36 – 43
We have stayed at Charleston by boat several times, so it is familiar and we are comfortable at The Charleston City Marina, otherwise known as “The Mega Dock”. The docks are excellent, the views of the river are nice and the staff is professional. Although the tourist areas of town are about a mile walk, the marina runs a free shuttle if you are feeling lazy, and there is a huge brand new Publix just a few blocks away. We love staying here.
Continue reading Charleston: Eight Fun and Productive days
This fall trip south is truly a gale-ridden ride. They keep coming at us. Wild wind, wet conditions. Trying to keep moving and making certain to have safe harbor when we need it.
November 14 – 20, 2019
Myrtle Beach – Georgetown – Isle of Palms, SC
Days 32 – 36
Bald Head, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC
After three fun (but very wet and wild) days in Bald Head Island, we wanted to make tracks. The weather was not exactly cooperating, but it wasn’t stopping us either. When we got up it was 35 degrees. It would be a wet couple of days, but worse weather was on the horizon so off we went.
Continue reading More Wet Weather. More Gales.