The Journey

This web page covers my third three month sailing trip. This one was Chesapeake City to Rio Dulce, Guatemala. We stopped in both Mexico and Belize and came awfully close to Cuba. There were several times where the boat sailed overnight, sometimes multiple nights, and one time where I didn't touch land for a week.

I left home on the 29th of April and returned 9th July 2018. The boat started on the hard and has finished on the hard, just 1800 miles or so from where it started. The crew thatjoined me were, Dennis Starkey, Dave Rothgeb, and Patrick Ross. All three were good enough sports to put up with me and it was always a sad time when they had to leave. Each one made major contributions to the enjoyment of making this trip.

Last year I sailed the boat from Portland, Maine to Chesapeake City, Virginia. I haven't written about it or put anything on this website about it ... yet. But, it happened, and I don't like not having a sailing log for that trip so stay tuned.

 A few things have changed from last year, but the big one is that Trude has changed her name. She is now an American documented vessel (finally) and with that came a name change, she is now "Brown Eyed Girl", named after my wife Hiam.

Click on the map to see the details of each of the legs or use the links below.

Individual legs are below:-

The beginning at Chesapeake City
Chesapeake City to the Dismal Swamp Visitor Center
Dismal Swamp Visitor Center to the Aligator River
Aligator River to to Campbell Creek
Campbell Creek to Adams Creek
Adams Creek to Moorehead City
Moorehead City to Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune to Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach to Wilmington
Wilmington to Fernandina Beach
FernandinaBeach to West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach to Coconut Grove (Miami)
Coconut Grove to Miami
Miami to Ragged Keys
Ragged Keys to Barnes Sound
Barnes Sound to Isalmorada
Isalmorada to Matecumbe Bight
Matecumbe Bight to Marathon
Marathon to New Found Harbor
New Found Harbor to Boca Chica
Boca Chica to Key West
Key West to Dry Tortugas
Dry Tortugas to Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres to Cozumel
Cozumel to Puerto Aventuras
Puerto Aventuras to San Pedro, Belize
San Pedro to Cay Caulker
Cay Caulker to Spanish Lookout Cay
Spanish Lookout Cay to Lagoon Cays
Lagoon Cays to New Haven
New Haven to Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda to Livingston
Livingston to Rio Dulce