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Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« on: June 14, 2006, 09:46:31 PM »
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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 10:12:43 PM »
Craig, really enjoyed the trip update and especially the pictures.  Sounds like you and Rose had a great trip!  Ariel Spirits' new Capt looks very confident and content at the helm.  Awesome to see that!  She looks like a wonderful boat!
Glad you had a good ride.   :)
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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006, 08:11:45 AM »
Great descriptions. Anyone going through Bellhaven NC needs to check out the Bellhaven  Waterway Marina, a charming place run by a lovely cruising couple. The bathrooms are not to be believed, like a  bed and breakfast. They also have a hottub on a deck overlooking the water and a big grill to cook on. They have bikes and let you use their truck to get to the supermarket.

Don't miss the Bellhaven museum, its like something out of the Twilight Zone.

Second the Wine and Books place. Good food and interesting books, interesting proprieters.

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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006, 01:26:16 PM »
Thanks so much for a delightful read and fine pics.

I've experienced those storms forming over the Chesapeake, and they can be Scary. Amongst other times, I was in the middle of the Bay off Annapolis sailing my 17' Klepper kayak on a once lovely summer day.  Seemingly, all of a sudden the sky went black, and the wind picked up fast. I was more than happy to get my date and I back to shore before the heavy stuff hit. Had to peg the boat down to keep it from blowing away. Memories not easily forgotten.

Thanks again, and best wishes to the new owner too!
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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006, 07:00:13 PM »
I think I was up that way in the Chesapeake when you were. I was on a Annapolis to Bermuda race boat. We heard those same calls in the morning as we were getting ready to head out into the ocean.
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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2006, 08:17:54 AM »
My vessel is currently in New River area at Swan Point Marina; on delivery from Philly to St. Pete, FL
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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2006, 09:26:56 AM »
Hey Cast Away!

  Hello and welcome to SAILFAR.net!

What are you having done there?  Are you with the boat, or is it just here getting some work done?

  Please check your personal messages on this site, I have some information that might be helpful to you.
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Re: Delivering Ariel Spirit; Deale, MD to New River, NC
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2006, 11:19:08 PM »
thanks faith, just passing through on the way to Florida.  Stopped because of the approaching tropical storm and decided to do the bottom and enjoy the area.

long range plan is to begin cruising full time Dec 2006.
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