Hnat-Webb Adventures

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May 2018

Hudson, Albany & More Family!

We left Shadows Marina in Poughkeepsie at 08:30 (give or take) on 5/27 with the goal to anchor out 2 nights before reaching Albany. The first anchorage was a perfect spot (“Middle Ground” anchorage), complete with great holding and easy… Continue Reading →

Croton & Poughkeepsie

After a fabulous week in New York with family, we ventured north on the Hudson River. (It was Thursday, 5/24.) Next stop: Haverstraw Bay. Pete found an anchorage near Half Moon Bay Marina. “Croton Point-North” had two boats anchored when… Continue Reading →

Family Fun in NYC!

West Coast family joined us. What better time to travel from California to New York than when there’s free lodging, free food, and (some) free attractions?  When Pete and I could sketch out our timeline we shared our tentative dates… Continue Reading →

New York Harbor

We knew to leave Hoffman’s Marina at Brielle during slack tide to safely maneuver away from the dock and gracefully pass through the railroad bridge. The next challenge was the Manasquan Inlet. There are stories of sunken ships at this… Continue Reading →

Barnegat and Brielle

We left Atlantic City via the New Jersey Intercoastal Waterway (NJICW). We’ve read a great deal about this sometimes skinny, often shallow waterway. Our strategy was simple: go slow, stick to the chart plotter and watch the depth gauge, and… Continue Reading →

Atlantic City

Another amazing day! With excellent wave and wind reports we departed Cape May and entered the Atlantic Ocean. Winds were calm and the waves were 3 to 4 feet, enough to feel “tippy” in our upper flybridge, so we chose… Continue Reading →

Is This For Real?

Day 2. We were up (again) at 05:00. We made our coffee this morning using the camp stove. (This thoughtful gesture was to save the two neighboring sailboaters from the obnoxious noise of our generator.) Once out of the Chesapeake… Continue Reading →

Finally! Bon Voyage!

After so many dreams, lots of studying, some elbow grease, a few upgrades and a few setbacks, we are ON OUR WAY! We finally have our new Spade anchor. It was a quick change-out from the Fortress to the new… Continue Reading →

More Setbacks.

I spoke too soon on the last blog entry suggesting that we had uncovered “the last of our required/delayed maintenance.” On the morning of 5/1 (our original dream date for starting this adventure) our engine wouldn’t start. We determined that… Continue Reading →

May Day!

Our original goal was to start our Great Loop Adventure on 1 May, 2018, also known as May Day. We now believe that this is not the best day to start.  First, the nautical (or aeronautical) term [“MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!”] refers… Continue Reading →

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