Category Archives: Winter Cruise 2011 – 2012

Our winter cruise to Florida and the Bahamas

2012 Winter Cruise Epilogue

Each year in October, boaters queue up at the Annapolis Boat Show to begin their journey south for the winter.  For over two decades, we have witnessed this migration of friends and fellow boaters with interest and wishful thinking.   This … Continue reading

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Monday, May 21st to Friday, May 25th – the final leg

An early morning departure from the Portsmouth ferry basin places Cutter Loose northbound in the Elizabeth River just as the large boat traffic is beginning to build.  The inbound Carnival cruise ship Glory shares the channel with the outbound naval … Continue reading

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Monday, May 14th to Sunday, May 20th

We depart River Dunes Marina at 9 AM on Monday morning.  The south wind is on our bow as we enter the Neuse River and within minutes, the foredeck is awash in seawater.  In hindsight, yesterday’s boat wash is an … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th

Today we take a break from the ICW.  It is a clear day with wind out of the south at less than 10 knots.  The anchor is up in Town Creek in time to make the 9:30 AM opening of … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 12th – Gone too soon

We are devastated by news of the passing of our dear friend Tom from Colorado.  Tom has been a best friend and bicycling companion for over a decade.   Today, he was fatally injured by a collision with an automobile while … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 8th to Friday, May 11th

On Tuesday, Cutter Loose is underway from Barefoot Landing Marina in Myrtle Beach, SC at 9 AM.  Our destination today is Dutchman Creek near Southport, NC, a journey of 33 miles.  Once past the Barefoot Landing Bridge, we enter the … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 5th through Monday, May 7th

Our Saturday morning departure from Charleston Maritime Center is timed at low slack tide.  Our course takes us east through the ship’s channel towards the inlet, then north to the Ben Sawyer bridge where Cutter Loose is one of six … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th

Early on Thursday morning, the heat and humidity in Charleston are already on the rise.  The anchor is up in the Ashley River and Cutter Loose is bound for her slip at the Charleston Maritime Center.  Our 11:30 arrival is … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd

Cutter Loose is on the move again, headed north on the ICW.  On Tuesday, the anchor is up in Beaufort in time to make the 9 AM opening of the Ladies Island swing bridge.  Our next major destination is Charleston.  … Continue reading

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Monday, April 30th – lay day in Beaufort, SC

Today is a lay day in Beaufort, SC to rest and to explore this charming town.  Our sleep-deprived bodies demand a day off.  We respond by accumulating over 10 hours of sleep and spending a lazy morning aboard Cutter Loose.  … Continue reading

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