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The BAILEYBOB In Florida November 18, 2016

Filed under: BAILEYBOB,Boat travel,Boating,Family — Janet @ 3:57 pm

The BAILEYBOB, the subject of the big boating adventure from Essex Connecticut to Florida, reached a marina in Florida last Monday, Day 10.  At that point David McKee bailed and decided to head for home flying from Jacksonville back to Hartford.  A marvelous adventure but time to get back to work.

norfolk-12 Near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, one of the highlights of the trip


Day 8 – Destination Charleston South Carolina November 12, 2016

Filed under: BAILEYBOB,Boat travel,Boating — Janet @ 2:26 pm

charleston-sc             south-harbor-village-marina

early start from Southport North Carolina headed for Charleston South Carolina


later in the day we hear from BAILEYBOB at the Charleston City Marina


Mission accomplished


Day 6 of the Boating Adventure November 10, 2016

The report I had last night from the BAILEYBOB was that it was getting windy and rain was moving in.  A small craft warning had been issued.   They had had a busy Day 5 traveling approximately 150 miles from Norfolk Virginia to Oriental North Carolina – ready for a rest.  They are now traveling the Intercostal Waterway  which started in Norfolk.    Draw a straight line south to Florida.

This journey makes me think of my grandfather Friend who in my memory travelled by car each October or November from Boston to Orlando or Clearwater Florida.  He stopped each night for a rest and stopped for a few days in Pinehurst North Carolina to play golf.  This was from about 1940 to 1956.



Just in from the BAILEYBOB     beaufort-north-carolina  Beaufort North Carolina      only 22 miles today     a late start and engine trouble


Norfolk Virginia As Seen From The BAILEYBOB November 9, 2016

Filed under: Boat travel,Boating,Norfolk Virginia — Janet @ 3:50 pm

NB all photo credits assigned to BAILEYBOB




Day 4 in the Boating Adventure November 8, 2016

Filed under: BAILEYBOB,Boat travel,Boating — Janet @ 4:42 pm



rappahanock-virginia   Here’s the latest, Windmills Point, Rappahannock River, Virginia       Destination for this election day – Norfolk Virginia

container-ship-encounter  that container ship looks pretty close


Chesapeake Virginia – on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway – I think BAILEYBOB  is on schedule

chesapeake-va-intercoastal-waterway  photo credit – Chesapeake Virginia website

this is not the BAILEYBOB but is pretty close







River Photos November 5, 2016

Filed under: Boat travel,Boating,Connecticut River — Janet @ 7:44 pm

img_1538  Boats at the marina in Essex

brooklyn-bridge  they are underway – passing under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York    (photo courtesy of H Halpin)