We lasso a mooring ball for our week’s stay in St. Augustine. As we check in, the harbormaster at the Municipal Marina tells us not to drink the water. We wonder if it’s because of the recent hurricane Matthew, but Read More

Is this really the end?

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Summer has been full. And as we celebrate this Labor Day at the marina barbecue, we reflect on how quickly the season has passed. Now that tropical storm Hermine has blown through, we’re left with temperatures in Read More
We enjoy incredibly fresh seafood aboard Izula. And the catch here in Southport has been exceptional. Just off the back of the boat, the boys reel in a variety of delicacies. Keepers on this week’s menu have Read More
This time of year, it’s a challenge to sail southward along the US East Coast. It takes patience. The prevailing summer wind is SW—which is exactly the direction we want to go. Most boats are headed north toward the Read More

SUP Fun in Beaufort

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We met the wonderfully friendly Beaulieu family on the dock yesterday. They kindly introduced us to the fun of SUPs. We’re officially in the market for some of these toys now. It’s great to look down Read More
We dinghy over to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. It’s 207 steps and 163 feet up to the top. The climb takes us just over 5 minutes. Wind howls at 25 knots as we crawl through the hatch to get to the circular outer Read More
With wind dead on the nose in the Beaufort channel, we hoist the main then unfurl the jib in 10-ish knots of breeze. As we turn north toward the waypoint, sails fill in. Izula reaches 7 knots — even with a furry Read More