Category 05 It Begins!

“Linger a Little”

(Anchored -Middle River, Ft Lauderdale, Florida) This is the wise advice we got from our new friend’s Steve and Truust. We met Steve and Truust while out for a paddle in our Ft Lauderdale anchorage (we’re ready to go to the Bahamas just waiting for a weather window). Steve and Truust own a 46 foot […]

Put Back Together

(Anchored -Middle River, Ft Lauderdale, Florida) Today was a cruely ironic day. On the way to drop my parents off at the airport I dropped Greg off at the Yanmar mechanic’s. By the time we had said our goodbyes and my parents were Canada bound, Greg was back at the boat with the part to […]

Our First Official Boat Guests . . . Got Shortchanged

(Anchored – MIddle River, Ft Lauderdale, Florida) A week with my parents aboard really went by too fast. I can honestly say I was sad to see them go, and I know, they were equally as sad to leave. Not because they were saying goodbye to their only daughter, but because in an entire week […]

Ft Lauderdale Break Down

(Anchored – Middle River, Ft Lauderdale, Florida) All has not been smooth sailing these last couple days on Oceanna. The port engine has developed something of an oil leak. Nothing detrimental, but certainly not ideal. As we’re heading south with no plans to return in the near future we’ve decided it’s best to fix the […]

Distinguishing Time

(Atlantic Ocean – Florida Coast) There’s something funny about time offshore. Or maybe it’s just all time when dealing with a boat? But here passed another day, I have one picture to show for it, and I couldn’t determine a single distinguishing moment. The sun shone. The boat moved. And to Greg’s disappointment, the fish didn’t […]

St Augustine Pit Stop

(Atlantic Ocean – Florida Coast) Although we’re covering distance like an epic road trip, sailing is far from the road trips I’m used to. I loved the Yota and everything, but I’m pretty sure Oceanna has it beat in every single department. The only thing so far that has resembled a roadtrip of past, is […]

Dolphin City

(Atlantic Ocean – Georgia Coast) We survived our first night offshore. Trading shifts between the 3 of us we were under sail all night. As the sun began to rise only one thing was important onboard. Fishing. Greg had two rods trolling off the back before I even woke up. When I did wake up Greg […]

“It’ll Be a Little Mental at First”

(Atlantic Ocean – South Carolina Coast) We had planned to exit the inlet and start our offshore voyage today, but this morning’s weather check revealed gale force winds offshore so we were, once again, confined to the ICW. Cruising today we saw the scenery change from the marshes of North Carolina to the swamps of […]

ICW Cruising

(Anchored off ICW – Little River, South Carolina) ICW cruising from Carolina Beach, North Carolina to Little River, South Carolina today was, for lack of a better word, pretty cruisey. It was rainy and grey all day, but with our new Zhik gear from Remy (Thanks Remy!) the weather didn’t even touch us. With three […]

Thank You and Good-Bye

(Anchored – Carolina Beach, NC) Today was the day we finally untied the dock lines and set out on the adventure. A bittersweet day. We were more than amped to finally set out, but it sucked saying good-bye to all the great friends we met in Wilmington, North Carolina. The list seems kind of endless, from […]