S/V Thaleia

A Wooden Schooner Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

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Posted some new photos, including the alligator ones. We have a couple more but I have to be very quick here today.

Moving North (and it’s getting colder)

Hey ya’ll!

I’m writing from the depths of the South Carolina swamps!!! You read it right!! We are no longer in Daytona or Florida for that matter! We’ve hit the road again and are slowly making our way north to home!

We left out of Daytona on the 16th and headed north through St. Augustine and anchored in a little isolated place. It was a beautiful day even though we fought some strong currents. Going through St. Augustine and St. Johns there are some heavy currents because of the outlets to the ocean. Coming down this winter they terrified us. This time around we were prepared. We handled them very well and were proud of ourselves for getting through them just fine. What these strong currents can do is affect your steering immensely. It can spin your boat around on you faster than a blink of the eye if you’re not ready. We spent the 17th motoring further up the ICW to Fernandina Beach. We had strong winds all day and were worried about finding a good place to stay. We spent a crazy night in a very popular anchorage just outside a paper factory (Peee ewwww!) where all the boats were swinging in different directions. It was a sight!

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Taking Up Residency

Hello out there! We’re still hanging out in Daytona. The trip isn’t officially over yet, but we are getting to a close. At the moment, we are in search of a weather window to leave. We must go out to the Atlantic around Georgia because of too shallow waters, but the weather is not cooperative. The winds today are 25-30 gusting upwards of 50!!! I don’t think it would be a good day to leave and unfortunately our next few days look much the same. We may have a window coming up the end of this week. 🙂 VA here we come!

I apologize for lack of photos. The only new ones we have that are not yet posted are from our tour of St. Augustine, but the internet has been most uncooperative as well. Grrrr… it’s a sensitive point on this boat. Photos will have to come later. Other than those, we have not been anywhere to take any. Sorry folks!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Good weather and happy sailing!

St. Augustine

We took a day trip up to St. Augustine and walked the sights. It was a cloudy day but cool. We wandered the main streets and saw all of the old Spanish buildings, the first school house in America, and tons of beautiful architecture. We passed by Flagler College and went to the Fort. It was a wonderful day. We went to this little restaurant that Mom says reminded her of Spain. We ordered tapas and tasted wine.
St Augustine
Other than our little day trip, we’ve been hanging out in Daytona still. We are looking for a window to leave, but the weathermen keep talking about the dreaded g-word… gale! We are destined for gale storms through Monday. We’ve visited the beach often, perused all the used books stores and even Barnes and Nobel, visited Wal-Mart, Target, and the flea market (thanks to Kaitlynn). 🙂 It was full of fun stuff.
We are looking forward to coming home.

Good weather and happy sailing to all!

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