S/V Thaleia

A Wooden Schooner Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

Back in the Water

We’re making a comeback!  We have been living the life on dry land for too long now!  Thaleia has undergone major restorations, including rebuilt masts, a new sail here and there, new paint job and some mechanical updates!  This includes a new potty!!!  We went most of last year without a working potty and being 6 months pregnant, I can assure you that was no fun!

She was taken out on the Bay the other week and hummed with joy at being in the water and wind again!  We are in the process of updating our site and making adjustments to it so keep checking.  We’re hoping to keep better updates going!

Return to Ferngully

We have a lot of catching up to do, I’m afraid.

We left Morehead City on Wednesday the 6th. We traveled 101 miles!!!! that day, making into an anchorage in Alligator Creek. This is the place where we fouled our anchor last time, but we were prepared if it happened again. We completed the long day by starting out at 6am and anchoring around 730pm. Whew! We were tired, but felt so accomplished. Since we’ve been sitting in so many places, we felt we needed to get some distance under our belts. Up early the next morning, we easily pulled up anchor and headed out. The sky was full of dark clouds and we were a little nervous about heading out, but we didn’t want to get stuck somewhere again! We managed to get just through the bridge there in Alligator Creek when the sky threatened to open up.

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The Saga Continues

Well… it was no hurricane, alien abduction, or anything crazy like that…. and it wasn’t anymore fires…. it’s a bridge this time around. Oh jeez.

We are staying in Morehead City, NC for a few days because a bridge coming into VA is getting removed and they’re closing the ICW. There isn’t really a way around it and so we have to wait. Getting home is not easy, but hey! We had a great day with the sails up coming into Morehead City. And we went to a wooden boat show today and the maritime museum. We’re planning to find a place with a TV for the Kentucky Derby today. We hope everyone enjoyed Gold Cup. Beautiful weather here, so we hope so there too.

Well… stay tuned for the next in the exciting adventures of the Hilschers. 😛

Blazing a New Trail


Well. Only the Hilschers. Only we would get stopped along the ICW, not allowed to motor any further because of fire. Yep. Fire has stopped us on the water. South Carolina is currently under attack from a wildfire, near Myrtle Beach. They’ve closed off the ICW all around us and we are trapped in the middle. We have a perfect front row view of all the smoke as it covers a wide expanse, already claiming 40 houses and several miles of woods. Luckily, we were able to find a marina and are stuck here. For the first time ever, we put down in the log… weather: smoke. The sky is filled with varying colors of smoke, from black to white. The wind continues to increase, restarting fires that have been put out and spreading the fire further north and south. We’re sitting here, praying the wind doesn’t start to blow our way and keeps the smoke across the way. The fire hasn’t stopped the golfers today, even though holes 11 and 12 are on fire. We imagine they’re putting birdy down for those holes and moving right on around them.

So with our good luck, we finally got showers and some decent internet.
Good weather and happy sailing! Pray for rain.





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