New Hampshire to Florida - October / November
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Nancy, Madison and Henry pose on the aft deck as we prepare to head out from Great Bay Marina for our great trip south!
   Official Log of Sno' Dog - Portsmouth, NH to Jensen Beach, FL - Fall 2007
10-25-07 - 2:00 PM  Depart Great Bay Marine, Newington, NH -  Full Fuel & Water
                2:30 PM  at mouth of the Piscataqua River
                4:30 PM enter Annisquam River - Blynham canal
                5:10 PM  Arr Browns Yacht Yd. 
Gloucester, MA     
                Today: 35.6 n mi. -  Eng: 3.3 hours

10-26-07 - 8:40 AM  Depart Gloucester, MA  (Temp 40)
               12:25 PM  Enter Cape Cod Canal
                 3:30 PM  off  Newport, RI
                 4:00 PM  off  Pt Judith
                 5:30 PM  Arr
Stonington, CT - Dodson's Boat Yd.  
                Today: 117.6 n mi. -  Eng: 9.1 hrs 
                  Total: 153.2 n mi. -  Eng: 12.4 hrs

10-27-07 - 9:45 AM  Depart Stonington, CT 
                               Fog, wind: ESE 15 kt (temp 65)  .
               12:30 PM  Arr
Clinton, CT -  Cedar Island Marina    
               Today: 29.8 n mi.  -  Eng: 2.5 hrs
               Total: 183.0 n mi.  -  Eng: 14.9 hrs
               
Filled Fuel tanks: 84.1 gal - Ave. Mileage: 2.2 n mi/gal
                Ave. Speed: 12.2 knots

10-28-07 - 8:25 AM  Dep Clinton  -  wind NW 15-20  choppy
               10:35 AM  passing Milford, CT
                2:00 PM arr
City Island, NY - S. Minneford YC
                Today: 64.2 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.8
                Total: 247.2 n mi.  -  Eng: 20.7

10-29-07 - 9:10 AM Dep SMYC, City I, NY
                9:45 AM passing thru Hells Gate - negative current
               10:50 AM  abeam Statue of Liberty
                1:20 PM  abeam Manasquan Inlet
                5:00 PM  Arr
Atlantic City - docked @ Gardiner Basin
               Today: 96.3 n mi.  -  Eng: 7.9 hrs
               Total: 345.5 n mi.  -  Eng: 28.6 hrs

10-30-07 - 9:30 AM Dep Atlantic City - back out into the Atlantic
               12:10 PM  enter Cape May Inlet
                4:10 PM Arr
Delaware City, DL
                Docked at Delaware City Marina
               Today: 80.2 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.6 hrs
               Total: 424 n mi.  -  Eng: 35.2 hrs
At the fuel dock in Clinton, CT
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At Cedar I Marina after the cold front passed thru
The Whitestone Bridge - NYC in the background
Passing Lady Liberty with Police boat keeping us at a safe distance  - gotta watch out for those powercat terrorists!
Palm trees and mist at Delaware City Marina
Sno' Dog docked at the City Docks in Baltimore's Inner Harbor  -  October 31, 2007
              10-31-07 -

               9:20 AM Dep DCM  -  9:40 AM  enter C&D Canal
               3:30 PM  Arr
Baltimore, MD - City Docks
               Today: 54.8 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.4 hrs
               Total: 478 n mi.  -  Eng: 40.6 hrs
              
Filled Fuel Tanks: 131.2 gallons - Ave. mileage 2.25 n mi/gal
               Distance since last fill-up:
295 n mi. - Ave speed: 11.5 knots
11-01-07 - 11:30 AM Dep Baltimore Inner Harbor
                 4:15 PM  Arr
Solomons Island, MD
                 Docked at Calvert Marina
                 Today: 60.7 n mi.  -  Eng: 4.9 hrs
                 Total: 539 n mi.  -  Eng: 45.5 hrs

11-02-07 - Stayed @ Solomons I. due to high winds
                and rough seas from Hurricane Noel

11-03-07 - Still awaiting decent weather for our trip
                south.  Small craft advisories still in effect.
                wind NNE 25 - 30 kts
Here was the scene in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Halloween night.
Even boaters like Halloween - Solomons I, MD
11-04-07 - 8:00 EST (time change last night) Dep Solomons
                9:45 AM crossing mouth of Potomac
                11:30  off Deltaville, VA  1st pelican spotted!
                2:45 PM  Arr
Nolfolk, VA
                Today: 89.7 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.9 hrs
                Total: 628 n mi.  -  Eng: 52.4 hrs

11-05-07 - 9:30 AM  said Good Bye to Nancy - she's flying
                 to Thailand for an
Operation Smile mission
                10:00 AM  Dep Norfolk - Waterside Marina
                11:15 AM passing Dismal Swamp cut-off 
                 (Route CLOSED due to low water)
                12:15 PM arr Great Bridge Lock - waiting with
                 30+ boats to get through
                 2:00 PM thu Great Bridge Lock & Bridge - whew!
                 5:00 PM (sunset!) Arr
Coinjock, VA docked
                   (actually rafted) at Coinjock Marina & Restaurant
                   - with 30 or more boats headed south
                 Today: 41.1 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.4 hrs
                 Total: 669 n mi.  -  Eng: 58.8 hrs
                 
Filled Fuel tanks: 76.6 gal.
11-06-07 -  8:15 AM  Dep Coinjock - wind SW 20 kt
                 10:45 AM enter Alligator R after a very
                      rough crossing of Albemarle Sound -
                      3 - 4' waves right on the nose
                 2:30 PM  Arr
Belhaven, NC
                Today: 72.9 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.2 hrs
                 Total:  742 n mi.  -  Eng: 65.0 hrs

11-07-07 -  8:30 Dep Belhaven Waterway Marina
                 10:30  enter Neuse R - wind NW 20 kt
                   1:00 PM  passing Morehead City, NC
                   4:45 PM  Arr
Surf City, NC   long day!
                 Today: 103.5 n mi.  -  Eng: 8.6 hrs
                 Total:  845 n mi.  -  Eng: 73.6 hrs
                  
Filled Fuel tanks: 69.2 gal.

11-08-07 - 10:00 AM  through Surf City bascule bridge
                11:00 AM through Figure 8 I. swing bridge
                 1:15 PM  passing Southport, NC
                 3:30 PM  waiting for 4 PM opening of Sunset
                  Beach Pontoon Br - Verticle clearance: 0 feet
                 4:45 PM  Arr
New River, SC Coquina Harbor
                Today: 69.3 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.8 hrs
                Total: 914 n mi.  -  Eng: 80.4 hrs

11-09-07 - 10:00 AM Dep Lightkeepers Marina
                12:30 into Waccamaw R. Spanish moss sighted!
                 2:30  Arr
Georgetown, SC Harborwalk Marina
                 Today: 48.2 n mi.  -  Eng: 4.5 hrs
                 Total: 962 n mi.  -  Eng: 84.9 hrs

11-10-07 - 9:30 AM Dep Georgetown
                  1:45 PM Arr:
Charleston, SC docked at
                         Charleston Maritime Center - a bit choppy,
                          but close to city, 24-hr market nearby
                  My brother "Kit" came aboard for the trip south
                  Today: 53.2 n mi.  -  Eng: 4.4 hrs

11-11-07 -  8:30 AM Dep Charleston
                12:45 PM  passing Beaufort Downtown Docks
                  4:00 PM Arr
Thunderbolt, GA Thunderbolt Marina
                  Today: 93.2 n mi.  -  Eng: 7.4  hrs
                  
Filled Fuel tanks: 96.5 gal

11-12-07
-  8:50 AM Dep Thunderbolt Marina
                  3:00 PM  Arr
Jekyll Island, GA Jekyll Wharf Marina
                  Today: 77.3 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.1  hrs

11-13-07 -  9:15 AM  Dep Jekyll Island
                11:00 AM  crossing St Mary's River - enter Florida
                12:45 PM  crossing St Johns River
                  3:30 PM  Arr
St. Augustine, FL   Temp 78
                 Today: 73.9 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.4  hrs

11-14-07 - 10:00 AM  Dep St. Augustine Municipal Marina
                  1:45 PM  passing Daytona Beach
                  3:15 PM  Arr
New Smyrna Beach, FL - Temp 82
                  Today: 55.0 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.4  hrs

11-15-07 - 9:30 AM  Dep New Smyrna Beach Municipal Marina
                12  noon  passing Titusville, FL  (27 n mi)
                2:30 PM  passing Melbourne, FL (58 n mi)
                4:30 PM  Arr
Vero Beach, FL -  Municipal Marina
                 Today: 84.0 n mi.  -  Eng: 7.2  hrs
                 
Filled Fuel tanks: 114.3 gal                

11-16-07 -  8:45 AM  Dep Vero Beach  wind: N 20 kts  temp: 55
                 9:45 AM  passing Ft Pierce, FL
               10:45 AM  Arr
Nettles Island Marina
                               
Jensen Beach, FL
                 Today: 22.8 n mi.  -  Eng: 2.2  hrs
                
Total: 1422 n mi.  -  Eng: 124 hrs

       
New Hampshire-to-Florida trip completed - for now.
Snow Dog Madison acting as 1st Mate - photos taken near Sunset Beach, NC
(Click on photos to enjoy full cuteness)
Nancy and Madison (ready to go ashore) in Solomons
2007
Sunset at the Belhaven (NC) Waterway Marina
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Jekyll grakil on davit at Sunrise
My mother and I at the St. Augustine Marina
Henry, Madison & Sno' Dog at Jekyll Wharf Marina
Madison & I heading south...
    TOTALS for NH-to-FL 2007 Trip:
   Distance: 1422 nautical miles
   Engine Hours: 124.0
   Average Speed: 11.5 knots
   Fuel Consumed: 572 gallons
   Ave. Fuel Consumption: 4.6 gal/hr
   Average Milage: 2.5 n mi per gallon
   See  LAST YEAR's  NH-to-FL Trip - Fall 2006
   Sno' Dog Log - Totals to date (11/16/07):
   5877 Nautical Miles   -   645 Engine Hours
  
(Totals since we took delivery on 05/15/06)
Here a few more pics from our trip south.  Click on the photos to see larger image...
Jekyll Island birds at sunrise
Madison and my brother Kit - who joined me in Charleston
Snow dog Madison keeping watch
Docked at Nettles Island near Jensen Beach, FL - our new winter home - as an impressive cold front approaches in the background.
  Continue to Winter 07-08 - Nettles Island, FL
  Go to 2007 Baltic Adventure - Pg 1
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