Monday, December 23, 2013

Bad Blogger, Very Bad Blogger

Now that we've been back underway since September, I suppose I should try to make an entry here from time to time!  We had a great cruise up to Maine and and enjoyed our summer time in Blue Hill.  Before we knew it, it was time to move back aboard Morning Star and begin our migration south. 

We left our Blue Hill mooring behind on September 28, 2013.  What laid ahead was the most perfect cruising weather we could every hoped for!  Day after day of calm seas and sunny days! It wasn't until Annapolis, MD that we had rain -- and lots of it! 

We're moving along at a quicker pace this year so that we can get to Hope Town asap so the kids can start school there.  Of course Christmas break begins on December 14 through January 5th.  Weather permitting, we plan to cruise to the Exumas during that time.

We are 2 months ahead of schedule from last year and the ICW sure is busy!  We've made new cruising friends along the way and spent time with families we met last year.  Fiona and Jack went Trick or Treating in Belhaven, NC where the houses even have candy for the weary parents!

December 23, 2013

We are on the hook awaiting decent weather for our Gulf Stream Crossing.  We had hoped to have crossed by now, but the winds just haven't abated enough.  Looking on the bright side, our delayed crossing is allowing us to spend Christmas with K.'s brother, Sean and his family.  Tomorrow we will cruise down to Ft. Lauderdale to be with them.  We are looking forward to our time with them. 

Last week, K.'s cousin CJ joined us on board for a week.  CJ is a distant cousin and we are just getting to know him better.  He's a wonderful man with a strong faith in our Lord, God and his presence was very uplifting!  We hope he'll join us again in Hope Town.

Dolphin riding our port side wake

⬆️Shark eeth we found on Cumberland Island, GA⬇️

Pippa and Piper discuss the day's route

Passing the time with a game of backgammon

Friends arriving for a day cruise from Annapolis to Oxford, MD

Reading for Halloween fun in Belhaven, NC

Jack's birthday breakfast 11.15.2013

Bella resting by a mailbox on the beach.  This mailbox is full of journals for island visitors to write in.

After celebrating Jack's birthday in South Carolina

CJ & Jack with their catch and release catfish

A dinghy full of Guinnesses

Fiona and her new friends Wren and Reilly from s/v Kiawah

Jack and friend, Henry

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