Sunday, May 30, 2010

Trip home

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Unfortunately it is in reverse order so you have to click on the ">" button (bottom left) to see the previous day. We got home yesterday, about 2 in the afternoon. Long hot shower, 2 naps and a full night's sleep and it is time to begin the long project of cleaning and fixing the boat. Anyone wanna sandpaper a table, clean out a head, rewire an autohelm? Volunteers welcome.

Thanks again to Penny and Bob who fed us and put us up on their dock in the well protected and beautiful Little Wicomico River.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Vero to Norfolk

For a view of our trip from Vero to Norfolk, click on the first link below. George joined me in St. Augustine and we have just arrived in Norfolk...beyond mile zero. Tomorrow is Little Creek and Florrie will drive down with Gordon to crew and be taking George back. I may have to cook for myself...yeeeccchhhh!

vero to norfolk

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weather Window

It is beginning to look like a window (Quickly knock on wood!!!) from Sunday afternoon until Friday when the winds go north, north of Cape Hatteras. Click on the title to go to the NOAA forcast.

Friday, May 7, 2010

"I See You"

"I See You" is Florrie's photo of a Bahamas Conch (pronounced "conk")
preparing its get away.

It won second place in the Middletown Community Photography Exhibit in
the Still Life category. I'm not sure why in that category except
that People and Animals included dogs and cats. Live conch is not
familiar in New Jersey. Perhaps, for the moment is was "Life" and
was "Still". No matter... it is delightful that one of her favorite
moments in last winter's trip is also enjoyed by others, with special

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saint Augustine

Meanwhile, back at the boat, I went from anchoring just north of Daytona Beach to St. Augustine yesteday. All the fuss about the shoaling at Mantasas (or something like that) inlet was bull. If you just stay in the middle of the channel you have 9 feet all the way. Me, I listened and hugged the red side and almost went aground. Well it was dead low tide.
I am now at a funky little marina around the back of St. A. Oysters are $0.49@ and booze is always at the happy hour price for boaters. But I gotta go get my laundry out of the drier now.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

RE: Show update

That’s a great photo. I am forward to Library so I can print it out…………….Hope to see you soon. Theresa

Show Times

It's Show Time!

Sunday was a beautiful day for the Reception.  This is the first time I've shown my work in a library.  I like the venue.  While a gallery or the Cultural Center may sound more prestigious, I love the idea that for a month the general public will be able to see some of my favorite works.   It reminds me of my years working for zoos.  Families were my audience then, too.

I will send more pictures of the works as soon as they are sized for the internet.

For those of you who couldn't make it to the reception perhaps you will be able to visit this month.  Here's a reminder of the times the library is open.

"Bahamas Moments"
Paintings, Drawings, 
Giclée Prints & Photographs
by Florence B. Hill

  May 1 - 29, 2010

Oceanic Library
Avenue of Two Rivers 
    & Ridge Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842-2692

Library hours;
Mon & Thurs: 1 - 7 PM
Tue, Wed & Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM - 4PM

Show update

Monday, May 3, 2010


It is almost 6 AM and I have already eaten breakfast. Yesterday I left Vero at 7 AM with a south wind and motor. I travelled most of the day at over 6 knots with 3/4 jib and arrived in Titusville at 5:30...a distance of 70 statute miles. A quick dinner and in bed by 8. Luckily, the autohelm worked all day so I could go and grab a soda.
Now I will do it all again. Sandwich is made. Snacks are out, Fridge is running. Predawn is here.