I was extremely fortunate yesterday to find myself worshipping at the United State Naval Academy Chapel at the suggestion of Jim’s cousin’s wife, Carol. What a gift the day was to me! It’s been a long while since I’ve written a Spirit Sunday thought, so I thank you in advance for allowing me the opportunity to share…the anchor of my soul…my faith. After a week of Florence uncertainty, I needed to be… Read More

What a difference a day made in our lives this week. On Tuesday we transited 17 miles from our secluded spot in Mill Creek to a slip at Paradise Cove Marina in Pasadena MD. Once there, we settled in and waited for each NHC update on Florence. As the day progressed, I have to admit to being a bit shocked at the change from being in the cone to not even being… Read More

Our trek south had been going quite well, until Florence stopped us in our tracks…as well as everyone else on the East Coast. We are currently in the Annapolis area, having spent the past few rainy and windy days safe and sound, anchored in a quiet and protected cove. During this down-time, we have researched several options and/or plans. Oh, that crystal ball…where, oh where, are you? Though we appear to be… Read More

We are nearing the end of our summer in Maine. I write this sentence with a tear dropping down my cheek, but also with the utmost gratitude for being able to experience what we have in the past seven weeks. I have written many times before, one of the main reasons I write and continue to post on this blog is for a scrapbook for us in the future. One of these… Read More

NOTE: This post was written in a process over the past few days… We’ve been traveling in Maine for sixteen days. It appears we have been very lucky to have what I could only describe as mostly glorious weather days. Today (Tuesday, July 17) is gray. The fog has been dense. It did let up for a few hours drifting away in the early afternoon. It now covers Eggemoggin Reach again and… Read More

Picking up where we left off…Tip-toeing our way down-east, we are carefully watching out for lobster pots and rocks. Jim has become quite the pro at weaving in and out of the colorful lobster traps, and thank goodness for charts……that warn us in advance of rocks or shelves as we are trekking our way across Maine. Transiting an area at low tide helps too. It’s profound what a 10 to 12-foot tide… Read More

We have been in Maine waters for one week and are in total awe of the beauty of the state. We are slowly adjusting to a territory far different than any we have experienced before. There is much to see, so we are glad we have arrived a couple weeks ahead of schedule. A few of our goals, specific for this journey are…(and not in any order)… 1. To see a whale… Read More

HAPPY 4th OF JULY, Y’ALL! In honor of the United States of America’s 242nd Birthday, Ocean Spirit wanted to share with you a few of our very favorite patriotic pictures captured along the way. “This land is your land, this land is my land… We have roamed and rambled… From the Gulf Stream waters to New York Island… And all around me a voice was singing… This land was made for you… Read More

We didn’t plan on staying ten nights in Guilford, CT, but we did! The reason…mainly friends and… …the beauty of Connecticut, which can’t seem to be described in adequate words, therefore, will let a few pictures speak for themselves… Our first ever boating friends, Dave and Wendy, hosted us in this lovely town they get to call home. Well, that is when they aren’t aboard, Dream On, a sister ship to ours…. Read More

We have taken every opportunity we can to see some of the sights we missed on Ocean Spirit’s shakedown cruise in 2015. One of the most important goals we had was to see the 911 Memorial, the Museum and the new World Trade Center. From New Jersey, we spent a few nights in the protected harbor of Great Kills on Staten Island. Some or our Great Loop friends stated the Great Kills Yacht Club… Read More