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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

Currently (October 2021) the tracker reports our position every 30 minutes. Early in our trip it was set to 10 minutes, however that generated too much data. We usually travel at about 6 knots, with 10 minute intervals that yields 6 updates an hour. Setting a longer reporting interval also reduces the power consumption, something about which we are very careful. The Spot is only turned on when we are moving, so there will be time gaps when we are anchored or at a dock. And sometimes we forget to turn it on before we leave, which makes for an unusual track, for example leaving Block Island or Cape May.

The Spot map will not show more than 500 data points at a time. The time ranges can adjusted to see where we are at different times. When a custom time range is used, the arrows will advance or backup the time frame.