The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two (or more)

Our latest posts

Charleston

Minim Creek - Minimum Visibility The fog's ghostly presence hung over us for two hours after leaving Minim Creek to get to Charlestown. Visibility was down to around 100 metres, so we kept ears open and a close eye on the radar screen for anything that might be...

read more

Out Of The Harbour And Into The Frying Pan Shoals

 Day Trip To Beaufort Beaufort is an undeniably pretty place. And its proud pristine buildings, rocking chairs on the porches and friendly people combine to serve up Southern charm in spades. Almost the whole town forms part of Beaufort history. And there's a large...

read more

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...

read more

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 afternoon on...

read more

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 monkey's...

read more

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...

read more

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 more...

read more

Maine By Land Air and Sea

Sail Up To Maine - It’s Lovely Up There A few of our sailing buddies listened to our salty forebears, did just that, and enjoyed the secluded anchorages and stunning scenery that Maine has to offer. Mind you, one or two made a hasty retreat after discovering that the...

read more

Paradise Lost in Rhode Island

Paradise Lost Here’s a salutary tale for anyone thinking of having their bottom scrubbed: it can lead to major surgery. Our plan of a quick lift, scrub, and splash back in the water at New England Boatworks (NEB) was quickly scuppered when we found that the cutlass...

read more

Back to Shelter Island and home to Lady Jane

Time goes so quickly, the last two weeks have whizzed by. We’ve had fun with friends, attended a wedding, had a family reunion and now we’re back on Lady Jane. If you check our tracker you’ll see we’ve already started to make our way towards Portsmouth, Rhode Island...

read more