Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Hampton and a near miss……

While most of our efforts since arriving in Hampton have been prepping the boat for the trip south, Howard did take time yesterday and the day before to help a friend take his catamaran, a Lagoon 42, over to Cape Charles where he was to haul it for the insurance surveyor to check the integrity of the hull following a lightening strike earlier this summer.  Just as well Paul has.. Read More

Farewell Worton Creek, Hello Hampton

Under Pepper’s careful management, all the tasks that we needed help with had been satisfactorily completed so it was time for us to leave the dock in front of his house and head south to Hampton.  There, we plan to complete our final preparations for our passage to the Virgin Islands with the Salty Dawgs.  We departed Worton Creek on Friday morning and headed to Baltimore where we had hoped.. Read More

Post Maine Summer

The summer has flown by.  We had a week or two in August when we tried to chip away at our ‘To Do’ list but found it rather hard because it was so hot so progress was slow.  We hauled the boat shortly before departing for Oregon where we spent time with Scott and his fiancé, Kendal and her parents.  Despite the fact that Scott was studying for board exams.. Read More