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December 1st to December 16th – Fort Lauderdale to Marathon Key

Our home during this one week stay in Fort Lauderdale is Las Olas Marina, a city-owned and operated facility located beneath the east side of the Las Olas Boulevard Bridge.  Like trolls, we explore the city by day and return … Continue reading

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November 20th to November 30th – Vero Beach to Fort Lauderdale

There are many reasons to pause in Vero Beach.  It is an attractive and welcoming community that offers outstanding amenities for the cruising sailor.  In fact, there is such a powerful attraction to this place that many boaters drop the … Continue reading

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November 12th to November 19th – Brunswick, GA to Vero Beach, FL

  Under sunshine and blue skies, Cutter Loose is underway from Brunswick Landing Marina on Thursday at 10 AM.  Riding the favorable ebb current, we are whisked under the Sidney Lanier Bridge, past St. Simon’s lighthouse and into the Atlantic … Continue reading

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November 3rd to November 12th – Charleston, SC to Brunswick, GA

After three enjoyable weeks of delightful fall weather, a stationary front has brought cloudy skies and persistent rainfall to Charleston on the morning of our departure.  It is tempting to ignore the shrieking 6 AM alarm.  How sublime it would … Continue reading

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October 27th to November 2nd – Images of Charleston, SC

                                    One week in the Holy City is not quite enough…  

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October 22nd to October 27th – Beaufort, NC to Charleston, SC

On Thursday, Cutter Loose is underway from Town Creek Marina in Beaufort, NC at 9 AM for the 45-NM run to Mile Hammock Bay at mile marker 244 on the ICW.  From the marina, we retrace our steps north through … Continue reading

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October 15th to October 21st – Hampton, VA to Beaufort, NC

On Thursday, Cutter Loose is underway from Hampton City Pier at 8 AM for the short, 22-nautical mile run to Great Bridge, VA.  Another day of sunny skies and comfortable 70-degree temperatures provide a pleasant backdrop as we navigate our … Continue reading

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October 12th to 14th – Annapolis, MD to Hampton, VA

At 0815 on Monday, October 12th, the dock lines are cast off at Port Annapolis Marina marking the official start of another season of sailing.  Today is Columbus Day…an appropriate date in history for the beginning of a new voyage. … Continue reading

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Prologue

Summer at home in Pittsburgh was brief but delightful.  It wasn’t until June 26th that the previous sailing season officially came to an end when Cutter Loose was moved from her slip to the boatyard at Port Annapolis Marina.  Here, … Continue reading

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May 16th to May 26th – Charleston, SC to Annapolis, MD

At 8 AM on Saturday, May 16th, we bid a fond farewell to friends Sharon and Greg of s/v Dream Catcher and depart Charleston Maritime Center at high tide, riding the ebb at 7 knots through the channel, past the … Continue reading

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