The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two (or more)

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Treasure Cay to Hope Town

Treasure Cay With forecasters promising two days of blustery weather, we decided to ride out the wind on a mooring ball at Treasure Cay. This proved to be a good move. When the predicted front arrived, things got feisty even in the shelter of Treasure Cay Marina. In...

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Piggyville

Pigging Out At No Name Cay The Exumas Staniel Cay (long famous for its swimming pigs) has some competition. No Name Cay, just south of Green Turtle, is home to a small collection of feral pigs living on a section of the beach, locally known as Piggyville. And, as it's...

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Goodbye America – Hello Bahamas

Farewell South Carolina At 1030 on Friday 16th November, the wind dropped enough for us to leave our berth without incident. And we even managed to get in and out of the fuel berth without causing distress to ourselves or others. Then, with Lady Jane topped up with...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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