1 LiveBloggin' the ICW: November 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time Flies!

Hello LiveBloggers - I hadn't realized just how busy I've been until I looked and saw the date of my last post. That's simply awful, and I apologize to all of you who have been following this blog regularly and faithfully.
As you all know, I'm leading a group of new ICW cruisers south this fall. We left Hampton on November 1, and are now in Beaufort SC, destination Miami, on December 19. If you'd like to catch up on our adventures, you can check the blogging I've done on this event at SAIL Magazine's ICW Snowbird Rally page. Don't forget also that you can follow this trip on the Delorme Inreach unit I'm carrying, at Where's Wally?
Tonight, we had the most marvellous turkey dinner here at Ladies' Island Marina with a group of fellow cruisers, one from as far away as Ireland, on an aluminum sailboat named Selkie. Tomorrow, the group is off to Thunderbolt, some to explore Savannah, while others in our group are going to run offshore to Fernandina Beach - there's a huge weather window just begging to be exploited.
I've been doing some work on Gypsy Wind while we've been underway. I know have a proper binnacle guard - so nice to have a proper mount for the Garmin GPS and the VHF right at the helm. My friend Gord, who is accompanying me, has also fixed the companionway stairs, the guides had started to give out. Those two small jobs just make the boat feel so much better.
That being said, there's still lots of stuff to do on the 'list'. I'm sure we all have a list, right? Hopefully, yours doesn't grow longer, as mine does.
By the way, although we've had a couple of cold days, it isn't as cold as the photo suggests - I'm just trying to make all my northern friends feel better about the fact I'm once again heading south to the sun!
An early morning to make the bridge tomorrow before the 7 am restriction, so that's it for now. Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving, with family and friends.