While Phebe and I were running around the northwestern US over the summer, Noodin was "on the hard" in St. Marys, GA for hurricane season. She looked a little different than pictured above with all of her canvas and sails removed to lessen the windage in a blow. We watched nervously as hurricanes formed … Continue reading Wake Up Noodin , It’s Time to Go
Team Noodin Arrives in St. Augustine
Safely attached to a mooring ball in St. Augustine after a 12 hour overnight passage. Winds were light and the seas calm making it a pretty easy passage. St Augustine Inlet treated us well in spite of the swift current. Glad to be here and plan on staying a week before moving on.
First Sunrise of the Season
This is the sunrise that we’re being blessed with this morning after leaving Cumberland Island, GA about 10:00 pm last night. We had a mellow night and should be into St. Augustine before noon.
On the Water Again
Team Noodin is on the water again but before I share about that I need to apologize for leaving you hanging at the end of our last sailing season. I still hope to share a couple of stories but for now it’s best to move forward. We put Noodin to bed in St Marys, GA … Continue reading On the Water Again
Team Noodin Heads for the US
Team Noodin is departing the Bahamas Tuesday morning bound for Jacksonville, Fl. This will be about 300 miles and approximately 50 hours. Watch the dots move in the Gulf Stream.
Final Days in the Exumas
We needed to head north after the Family Island Regatta to get back to the USA before hurricane season. We waited a couple of days for favorable weather and then we were out onto Exuma Sound bound for Black Point. We were threatened with squalls for a lot of the trip but we never … Continue reading Final Days in the Exumas
Best of George Town – Family Island Regatta
We ended up spending about two months in George Town and other than visits from family, the Family Island Regatta was definitely the highlight. It's also one of the highlights of the year for the people of the Bahamas. Many of the Out Islands hold regattas but this is the national regatta for the big … Continue reading Best of George Town – Family Island Regatta
Team Noodin Gets to Entertain Again
Three days after Mat left for frosty North Dakota, our son Brian and his girlfriend Jess arrived from Idaho for a visit. When Mat visited Noodin he got to have a taxi ride from the airport to the dinghy dock at Exuma Market and then a ride in the dinghy out to Noodin which was … Continue reading Team Noodin Gets to Entertain Again
Noodin is on the Move – Watch the Blue Dots Move
It's with decidedly mixed feelings that we've pointed Noodin's bow north. Destination St Mary's, GA sometime in June.
Noodin Gets a Visitor
We had known since January when we were in the Abacos that our son Mathew would be joining us in George Town on March 10th and our travel plans included getting to G-Town a week early to make sure that we didn't miss Mat's arrival because we were holed up waiting out crappy weather. It … Continue reading Noodin Gets a Visitor