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Old 06-23-2015, 10:27 AM   #21
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Not much of a voyage but the weekend of the 4th we will have a lot of family up . Gonna get out early and try to find quiet cove . It will be four boats total and a lot of grandkids .
We put this together last night . 11 noodles linked together with 100' poly line . We hope that it will float in kind of a loop off the stern for swimming .Maybe we won't have to holler
" HANG ON TO THE ROPE " all day .
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:58 AM   #22
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For the 4th weekend we will be going to Santa Cruz island in our wonderful Channel Islands National Park.
Man! That's what I would be doing if only I lived 200 miles closer.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:20 PM   #23
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Probably heading to Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island for the 4th weekend.
Or maybe Sag Harbor, not sure which one yet depends on predicted wind directions.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:14 PM   #24
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We just did a Mini vacation, and our longest cruise yet in our (new to us) boat. Washington NC to Belhaven, Belhaven to Ocracoke where we ended up staying for 3 days due to high winds across the Pamlico... Lumpy rides out and back on our smallish boat but we had a great time, had some great meals, and met some interesting people. Back today and recouping! 16 hour running time, 135 miles...



In Belhaven, on the ICW day one. Be sure to eat at Spoon River...One of the finest dining experiences ever!. 1/2 block from the (paid) town dock:



At the National park docks on Ocracoke Island A $10 senior National park pass gets you dockage at 60 cents a foot!..an excellent bargain in a relatively pricey little town due to it's remoteness..



You just have to deal with the Ferry's coming and going...Was kinda fun to watch actually. These guys have some serious Bow Thrusters!:



This Nor'Sea 27, owned by a couple out of Oriental, Has circumnavigated the globe under a previous owner (71 year old Heart/Lung transplant recipient).
Interior build by a guitar maker...stunning.



Ocracoke is pretty charming...spent a few days there waiting out the weather:



Anchored in Bath on the was home to do a little swimming and saw lots of Porpoise in the creek...Cool!
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #25
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The next big adventure we have planned is on a friend's boat.
We'll spend a few weeks exploring the Aegean Sea and the coast of Turkey. Looking forward to it.
My 79 year old mother is doing that right now with a few friends. Not a friend's boat, but she and her tour group are spending 4 days on this cute little number on the Turkish coast. It's part of a 3 week tour of Turkey. From her occasional email reports, she loves Turkey!
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:34 PM   #26
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I have been to Catalina Island literally a hundred times, but never while operating my own boat.
Going to try to do this short trip in a few months or late summer with a few other boats at my harbor. Strength in numbers!
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:18 PM   #27
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The weather report for the comming weekend is iffy, but if it works out we have friends comming to town and will take them out on Saturday night to watch the "Not on the Fourth Fireworks" that a local bar/restaurant puts on every year (Tim's Rivershore). The following weekend, we will drive south from the city to the boat (about 30-40 mins.) just turn around and bring the boat back up to DC for the fireworks (about 2 hours). It really is amazing to watch the fireworks from the Potomac looking over the Lincoln Memorial and out toward the Washington Monument. We will anchor for the night to avoid the mass exodus and return to the marina on Sunday. Fingers crossed for decent weather.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #28
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Cruising to Provincetown on Cape Cod for a week. Will meet up with in-laws on vacation from California. We'll likely do day trips fishing and whale watching.

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Carolena, I used to keep my boat at James Creek Marina in DC back in the early 00's. I wish I took advantage of the opportunity to do that back then, but always managed to find myself somewhere else on the 4th. Enjoy!

Our plan this year is to take the boat out on the Bay to see the fireworks in front of the local Navy base on the 2nd. Then go out again on the 4th to catch the downtown fireworks on the Bay, or to see the Beach fireworks from the Gulf if it is calm enough.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:28 PM   #30
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We are going on a club cruise for three days, "the Wine Cruise" to Genoa Bay. A wonderful place as Marin will agree......
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:20 AM   #31
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I was just there a couple of weeks ago. Nice little town. Not as over the top as I was expecting. Of course it was still early in the season.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do next. The Erie Canal out to Buffalo would be nice. The Thousand Islands are always a favorite. I'd really like to do a loop from Oneida lake to Albany, through Champlain, Montreal and the thousand islands. Back home through the Oswego river. Not sure I'd have time though. I'd only have two weeks, tops.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:08 AM   #32
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:40 AM   #33
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Cruising to Provincetown on Cape Cod for a week. Will meet up with in-laws on vacation from California. We'll likely do day trips fishing and whale watching.

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We'll make our first trip there in early August. Very much look forward to it.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:45 AM   #34
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July 3rd heading from Niagara Falls east on the Erie canal for 2 weeks no special plans as to where we will end up
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:19 PM   #35
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Carolena, I used to keep my boat at James Creek Marina in DC back in the early 00's. I wish I took advantage of the opportunity to do that back then, but always managed to find myself somewhere else on the 4th. Enjoy!
Thanks, MrJim. Funny thing is we had our sailboat on the Occoquan (about 25 miles south of the city) and for seven years never did DC. We always said we had no interest in the huge crowds and the mass exedus after the show. Friends finally convinced us to try it about three years ago and we've been doing it every year since. Last year our raft up, consisting of mostly boats from our marina and the one nextdoor, was around 20+. We all stayed the night and had a great time.
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Departing Ketchikan for Wrangell, Alaska the 26th to spend 4th. Just going to doodle along for a couple of days in route. Meyers Chuck, Frosty Bay, golf a few days. enjoy a spectacular Fourth fireworks and then return. Granddaughter joining with us by air on the 3d.
Will keep an eye out for RCook! Give the Fireworks show in the Wrangell harbor some thought. As good as the Boston Pops Fireworks.
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Appears to be a deep-Delta voyage to permanently-flooded Mildred Island for a couple of nights with some of the SFTFers after the Fourth. Should be interesting; never been to Mildred.

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Old 06-25-2015, 08:44 PM   #38
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Leaving soon for the Broughtons on a 6 week meandering of points north of Desolation Sound. Hoping to find good fishing as we explore.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:30 PM   #39
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Wrangell to La Conner in July and La Conner to Wrangell in August. Al, see you in Wrangell on the 4th. We are in Ketchikan now and leaving tomorrow also, probably won't get to Wrangell until the 3rd. Look for us in Heritage A-37.

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Appears to be a deep-Delta voyage to permanently-flooded Mildred Island for a couple of nights with some of the SFTFers after the Fourth. Should be interesting; never been to Mildred.

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