Category Archives: USA & Great Loop

St Petersburg, Florida

The past few months spent motoring along muddy, shallow and narrow waterways had me itching to sail directly to some exotic island in the Caribbean. But patience is a virtue when it comes to the sailing life. Mobile Bay is … Continue reading

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Immobile at Mobile

Sunny days abound, but they’ve been mostly cold. Prepping Blue Heeler for blue water sailing, Wayne finished a few small electrical and plumbing jobs and prepped the deck for the mast while I sat in the sunshine cleaning all the … Continue reading

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Great Loop – Week 22 MOBILE!

Last Friday, the 13th, Blue Heeler continued its excursion down the Tombigbee Waterway passing through the Demopolis Lock, and by narrow creeks and bayous of Alabama to arrive at mile 168. Here we anchored on the riverbank well away from … Continue reading

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Great Loop – Week 21 Alabama

Since my last post we’ve travelled the short distance from Columbus at mile 330 to Demopolis at mile 217, crossing from Mississippi to Alabama along the way. Heavy rain during our stay in Columbus kept us captives aboard for a … Continue reading

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Great loop – Week 20 Tenn-Tom

Sunlight streams into the cabin one clock hour earlier now that daylight savings in the U.S. has ended. With UTC now at minus six hours, I’m 17 hours behind my family in Melbourne who have recently gone ahead one hour … Continue reading

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