Down the ICW

Down the ICW

Dismal Swamp The route to the Dismal Swamp Canal passes through the metallic landscape of Norfolk, VA. This is home of much of the US Navy, and most coal carriers judging by the mountains of coal at the side of the river. This isn’t the prettiest of places to sail...
Salty Dawgers In Hampton

Salty Dawgers In Hampton

Something Fishy’s Ponging On As dawn arrived in Annapolis on Thursday 25th October, we let go our mooring lines, motored out of the harbour and turned right towards Hampton, Virginia. The wind behind giving us a welcome boost to get to Hampton before late...
Lady Jane Goes To Washington

Lady Jane Goes To Washington

An Officer And A Gentleman We picked up a mooring ball in Annapolis, just opposite the United States Naval Academy. The academy happens to be open to the public if you have ID and don’t set off the security scanner. So, given that we were only a throw of the...
Guns, Boarding and 37 Knots Of Wind

Guns, Boarding and 37 Knots Of Wind

Boarded in the East River Thursday presented the perfect opportunity to get out of Port Washington and down to Delaware Bay. So, at 0800 on 18th October, we slipped the lines from our mooring ball and headed off in light winds towards Manhattan. Everything was going...
Tanked Up In Bristol and New York

Tanked Up In Bristol and New York

Shiny New Tank The guys at Luther’s Welding did a fantastic job of making the tank – it’s a work of shiny aluminium art. And they made a pair of stainless steel brackets and donated some aluminium bar so that we could install more solar panels (we bought three...