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Latest Plans

May 17, 2022, Oriental, NC: We continue our northward journey. After leaving Charleston on May 7, we moved up the coast moving almost daily. We'll stay in Oriental for a couple of days before resuming our travels. We expect to arrive in the Norfolk region around Memorial Day after an obligatory stop at Coinjock. Then some time the Chesapeake visiting with friends. Our goal is to be back on Lake Ontario around Independence Day.

May 6, 2022, Charleston, SC: We made the trip back, arriving on Wednesday May, 4 after a 54.5 hour 396 nm sail from the Abacos. Our last week in the Bahamas found us fairly isolated with poor to no internet connectivity, updates were not possible. It was a good crossing, I'm writing about it now. Weather permitting we leave tomorrow for Georgetown, SC about 60 miles away as we work further north to Lake Ontario. Short updates on our plans should become more regular as internet access improves.

April 26, 2022, Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Bahamas: The time has come to head north. Tomorrow (4/27) we begin to work our way west back through the Abacos. This time the wind, if there is any will be with us. A good weather window should open beginning Monday (5/2) that will allow us to make good progress and sail in comfortable conditions. Our destination is not yet determined, however it will likely be between St. Augustine, FL and Charlestown, SC. If we have internet access when we make the decision, we'll post our destination. 

See past plans here: Latest Plans


In general we plan to stop at a marina about every 7 to 10 days while we are here in the US. We much prefer to anchor out or stay on a mooring as they are quieter and far less expensive, especially anchoring which is free. 

While in the marina we'll restock with perishable goods, fill the water tanks, empty the holding tank, take a long hot shower, do laundry and hopefully enjoy good wifi. Depending on our arrival time we'll stay one or two nights. 

Marinas can be budget busters. In the Metro NY area rates run from $3 to over $4 a foot per night. Second Star is 36 feet long so the fees add up quick.  Moorings generally run from $30 to $50 a night, a more affordable option but still expensive.