Sunday, June 21, 2009

Feeling a Little Lost

Whew!  A new day, very interesting but also somewhat stressfull, the Bros are gone, we are on our own, through Norfolk, getting late, looking for a safe haven and Sammy says, "Why not right over there, the chart shows 12' of water".  So with the very favorable weather we pull off the channel off of Hampton VA and drop the hook, awesome.  The moon rises shortly after.  We are getting used to trusting our ground tackle and anchor in open places we would have never considered in GB.

Norfolk, VA

The folks that own this boat have a really big dance floor.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Made It! Arrive at AYB.

Here we are, tied up to the dock at Atlantic Yacht Basin, VA.  Our crew depart in the am, thanks Dave & Bill it was great having you both along!

We now leave Sylken Sea for a few weeks, then we will head on to the Chesapeake and Pocomoke City.

Mill Lock

A lock!  Just like "home".  Great Dismal Swamp Route.

Great Dismal Swamp

Originally a military supply route dating back to the American Revolution, today, a recreational route.  After the big cold front went through we had a clear calm morning.  Heading for AYB, it will be a tight schedule to get to Great Bridge before the last opening of the day.

Elizabeth City, VA

After a diversion to miss a nasty squall (we got lucky) we found a dock in Elizabeth City, stayed the night secure as the lightning flashed all around.  In the am we head upstream on the Dismal Swamp route.

Dolphins in the Bow Wake

They are playful and curious, we see them often but they never cease to amaze us, beautiful creatures.

Nice Tug!

What can I say, I like work boats and this was one nice Tug!

Along the ICW

Heading north from Wrightsville Beach along the ICW.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wrightsville Beach, NC

The crew celebrates a successful crossing,
54 hours, 465 nm. Sylvianne says "enough fish,
I want a burger!"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ships Radar Tracking T-Storms

Sometimes we were "surrounded", careful
watch on the ship's radar helps us dodge
the worst of it while keeping an eye on other vessels.


Zigzagging all night to avoid the thunderstorms
while off shore 120-150 miles, no real problem,
the North Atlantic is a big place so we just stay
outside the storm line and hope it dissipates
before we end up in Africa.

A little excitment, the weather changes.

Glad we are on a Krogen!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Life's Good

Gotta love it! Relaxing with a few laughs at sea.


The crew enjoys Wahoo sashimi.


Dave shows us how, nice Wahoo.

Bill brings a Mahi-Mahi in close, but........... next year's mission is for Ken to learn how to use the gaff!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We leave the Bahamas for points north, a little fishing in the Gulf Stream.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Next Adventure, North We Go.

Yes we had a great time in the Abacos, learning about the boat, meeting people. Now it is time to go north, if only for our own piece of mind?? More on that later.

We plan to leave the Bahamas, catch the Gulf Stream north but that involves several nights "crossing" 100 to 150 miles offshore. I'm pumped but the First Mate, Owner, "Boss" says " I Don't do Nights".

We needed a crew, so welcome aboard Bill & Dave! The new recruits get right to work!