This is what happens when it gets choppy! That's
why Nancy traditionally flies home from Norfolk so
as to avoid the potentially rough spots between here
and Portsmouth, NH. There are often quite a few!
The Norfolk & Southern RR bridge, the last of several
bridges that must be cleared before arriving in Norfolk.
May 2010 - Page 2
Nancy making good use of our "Piano Bar" folding table.
She's sewing a binding onto a quilt she made recently.
Columbus' Nina & Pinta on display in Georgetown, SC.
It wasn't long after we docked in downtown Baltimore that Nancy
discovered this place! About a 1-minute walk from the boat.
The Drum Point Lighthouse - relocated at the Calvert
Marine Museum in downtown Solomons Island, MD
Front Street in the charming little town of Georgetown, SC. No traffic problems here! (Sno' Dog is docked 100' to left.)
05/14/10 - 9:30 AM - Dep Coinjock - 74°, wind SW 15
12:15 PM - stopped at Great Bridge, VA for shopping
2:20 PM - thru Great Bridge Lock - 85°, summer!
2:40 PM - squeezed under Steel Br. with mast down
3:45 PM - Arr: Norfolk, VA - Waterside Marina
Just in time for the Beer Festival this WE!
Today: 41.5 n mi. - 4.4 eng hrs.
05/15/10 - 10:10 AM - Dep Waterside Marina - fair 72°, wind NW
11:10 AM - Hampton Roads, enter Chesapeake Bay >>>>
1:00 PM - NNE wind 20 kts, choppy! Stopped and
anchored for (peaceful) lunch in Winter Hrbr.
3:00 PM - Dep Anchorage, wind calming a bit
4:20 PM - Arr: Deltaville, VA - Regatta Pt. Marina
Today: 46.2 n mi. - 4.5 eng hrs.
Today's trip was quite peaceful despite persistent light rain. But
the forecast for tomorrow is for NE winds @ 15-20 kts, so we
decided to by-pass Annapolis and head directly for Baltimore.
Nancy plans to fly out of here on Wednesday; Madison &
I will continue the trip northward by ourselves.
|. Log of Sno' Dog - Jensen Beach, FL to Portsmouth, NH - May 2010 - Page 2
Sno' Dog Heads North...
A note about mileage...
There's been interest (in recent e-mails) about how
our new 4-bladed props might be affecting our fuel
mileage. So far this spring, our mileage has been a
bit lower than last year's trip, but I think it's too
early to reach any conclusions. Recently, we've
had a fair amount of headwinds and strong adverse
current. Also, Sno' Dog is heavily loaded: we've got
luggage from both Nancy's parents and my mother
that we are ferrying north for them. The bed in our
guest cabin is piled with bags and boxes - probably
an extra 400 lbs of stuff!
Another boardwalk, this time in Surf City. Great little
town: a beach, a market, restaurants and an ICW park.
Approaching the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the rain.
The beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor at dusk.
05/08/10 - 10:15 AM - Dep Charleston Maritime Ctr - 82°
10:45 AM - Isle of Palms, SC - 85°, wind SW 20
2:15 PM - Arr: Georgetown, SC, Boat Shed Mar.
Today: 53.2 n mi - 4.0 eng hrs (13.3 kt ave)
Bought fresh local fish & shrimp next door
05/09/10 - Filled Fuel tanks, 104.5 gal - since Melbourne:
405 n mi., 33.2 hrs, 2.9 mpg, 4.8 gph, 12.3 kts ave!
10:45 AM - Dep Georgetown - brisk 64°!
12 noon - passing Wacca Wache on the Waccamaw
3:15 PM - Arr: Little River, SC - 74°, wind N 15
Myrtle Beach YC - in Coquina Harbor
Today 48.3 n mi - 4.9 eng hrs
Got that cold wave we wanted, temps tonight in the 40's!
Sno' Dog docked at Dozier's Regatta Point Marina. Nancy is
visible in the back window working at her sewing machine.
Nancy making herself at home aboard Sno' Dog.
(She's sewing a very colorful quilt top.)
Click on small photos to view larger.
The Rockpile section of the ICW near Myrtle Beach
Madison checking out the Barefoot Landing Marina
on the ICW in Myrtle Beach
Nancy & Madison strolling on the boardwalk at the
Myrtle Beach Yacht Club in Little River, SC
05/10/10 - 9:45 AM - Dep Myrtle Bch YC - 62°, wind NE 10
10:10 AM - crossing Little River, enter N. Carolina
11:00 AM - thru Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge
12:50 PM - passing Southport, NC - wind NE 15
2:45 PM - passing Wrightsville Beach, NC - 74°
4:05 PM - Arr Surf City, NC - Beach Hse. Mar.
Today: 69.5 n mi. - 6.5 eng hrs.
Following Woof through the Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge
- the only bridge on the ICW with zero clearance! A new
high bridge is being built, so this may be its last year.
05/11/10 - 10:10 AM - Dep Beach House Marina - 65°, NE 15
1:30 AM - thru Onlow Beach Bridge, wind ENE 20
1:50 PM - passing Morehead City, NC - headwinds!
2:15 PM - Arr: Beaufort, NC - Beaufort Docks
Today: 50.0 n mi - 4.1 eng hrs
05/12/10 - 10:15 AM - Dep Beaufort Docks - fair, 72°
10:30 AM - thru Beaufort Br - into Gallant Channel
12 noon - into Neuse R. - choppy, wind SW 15-20
1:20 PM - Hobucken, NC - ho, ho, ho - 82°
2:45 PM - Arr: Belhaven, NC - Waterway Marina
Today 55.6 n mi. - 4.6 eng hrs
05/13/10 - 9:20 AM - Dep Waterway Marina (friendly place)
10:00 AM - enter Alligator/Pungo R. Canal - 68°
11:30 AM - enter Alligator R. - 70°, wind NE 20
12:45 PM - Fuel stop at Alligator R. Marina
Filled Fuel tanks: 110.2 gal - 310 mi, 2.8 mpg, 4.6 gph, 11.3 kts
2:45 PM - Across Albermarle Sd.- wind on nose
3:45 PM - Arr: Coinjock, NC - Coinjock Marina
Today: 74.2 n mi. - 6.0 eng hrs (12.4 kts ave)
mouse-over for sunset
When we first saw this 110-ft Broward (docked in
Beaufort), we thought it might be Tiger Wood's Privacy.
Then, when we saw the new name, we were sure of it!
To the left of that twin-engined tender is a Mini Cooper!
(Cruising at 15 knots, Indiscretion burns a mere 90 gal/hr.)
Click to view larger.
Also, we're travelling a bit faster now. At 3000
RPM, we're averaging a knot faster than before. I
suspect this will cost us a bit in mileage - we'll see.
05/16/10 - 10:00 AM - Dep Deltaville - fair 72°, wind NE 10
12:30 PM - Point No Point - wind N 20, choppy again!
1:15 PM - Cedar Point - wind NE 15
1:45 PM - Arr: Solomons Island, MD - Solomons Hrb.
Walked downtown - very scenic little town
Today: 48.0 n mi - 3.8 eng hrs
05/17/10 - 8:45 AM - Dep Solomon's Hrbr Marina - rain 64°
12:05 PM - under the Bay Bridge - rain 65°, wind ENE 15
1:45 PM - Arr: Baltimore, MD - Inner Harbor
Filled fuel tanks: 96 gal - Since last fill: 260 mi, 20.6 hrs, 2.7 mpg
Docked at City Marina, rain 64°, wind E 10
Today: 60.9 n mi - 5.3 eng hrs
05/18/10 - Stayed in Baltimore. Not a good travelling day.
Rain, wind NE 15-20, 54° (Forecast high 56°)
Turned on the heat for the 1st time since Nov!
05/19/10 - 9:00 AM - Nancy departs for flight to Boston
9:45 AM - Sno' Dog departs Baltimore Inner Hrbr.
12:15 PM - passing Turkey Pt. - 58°, wind NW 10
1:00 PM - Chesapeake Cty on the C&D Canal
1:45 PM - into the Delaware Bay - wind NW 10
4:45 PM - enter Cape May Canal
5:05 PM - Arr: Cape May, NJ - Utsch's Marina
Today: 97.9 n mi. - 7.4 eng hrs - 13.2 kts ave.