Eliana has made it to Brazil, and will soon(ish) be on the east coast.

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  1. Warren Holybee

    Warren Holybee Member

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    Hello everyone. It has been a long time since I have been on. I've spent the past month in Salvador, Brazil, and thoroughly enjoyed Carnival!

    I will leaving here in the next couple days (Monday or Tuesday) and head north. I am currently singlehaded, but a friend of mine is stranded in the Caribbean and I will be picking her up. I will make a couple very quick stops in the Caribbean before making landfall in the US (finally) in Miami sometime in April.

    From there ????

    I need to find a place to stay for the Hurricane season, and that place needs to be friendly to liveaboards, and I (rather desperately) will need to find work. My career was a broadcast engineer, so a big city with lots of TV stations would be ideal. I could probably also find a job in IT. Or even Starbucks would work if I can comfortably live at anchor someplace.

    I hope to be able to run into some of you as I wander north. Any suggestions of where I should stop to work?

    Also, a few of you donated to the gofundme my mom set up. THANK YOU! I would not have been able to make it as far as I have without that, and at least being able to make it to the USA gives me a chance to work for a while to save money again.

    -Warren
    s/v Eliana
     
  2. Keefer Douglas

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    Hi Warren,

    Congrats on some fantastic adventures! Very inspiring. If you make it as far north as the mid-Chesapeake, there are a whole lot of marina choices (from very basic to quite fancy) and the proximity to DC or Baltimore can be reasonable. We live in DC and the drive to our marina in Deale, MD is about 45 min normally, maybe an hour max at rush hour. Not the best commute in the world but not the worst either, and I think pretty good as far as affordable liveaboard options close to a city? Can't really say what the job market looks like in your fields, but I have to imagine there are quite a few broadcasters, all sorts of IT, and about 6 million Starbucks :)

    Keefer
     
  3. jimcleary

    jimcleary James M. Cleary

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    Warren

    Well done on your journey so far. How has the boat been treating you? We'd like to hear of your adventures. As you travel up the East Coast, hiding from hurricane season is best done further North, like in Maine. As for wintering over as a live aboard is probably best kept below the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake is wonderful in the spring and fall but hot in July & August. Long Island Sound, where we are, is good in the summer but sometimes a bit short of wind. From Boston North to Maine is beautiful in July and August. I think if I was going to try to winter over comfortably, I'd try for Charleston or Savanah. No idea what the work situation would be anywhere along the coast. if you end up coming in through Long Island Sound, call us, we are slightly East of NYC in Hempstead Harbor. Our number is 516-437-6107.

    Bonnie & Jim
     
  4. terry_thatcher

    terry_thatcher Terence Thatcher

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    how we all admire and envy you. Great job, great voyage.
     
  5. Warren Holybee

    Warren Holybee Member

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    At this point, I am leaning toward Charleston or the Chesapeake. Key is my ability to live aboard at anchor, at least for a few months until I am making money, as I will have none to pay for a slip when I arrive. So someplace that has a live aboard community already would be great. It's very doable on the west coast, where the sailing is good all year, and there are anchorages right near the heart of the city. But I'm sort of feeling that is more difficult to find on the east coast.
     
  6. jimcleary

    jimcleary James M. Cleary

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    In Northern Florida on the St John's River is a place called Green Cove Springs. From what I know they are very friendly to liveaboards and seem to be somewhat out of the paths of previous hurricanes. Also in Georgia, Check out the marina in Brunswick GA. Also friendly to liveaboards.

    Jim
     
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    datswite Ken Ferrari

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    Anchorages in Charleston are few. Anchorages abound in the Chesapeake. There are several communities around the bay where you could live at anchor. Baltimore. Annapolis. Norfolk. All may have work.
     
  8. terry_thatcher

    terry_thatcher Terence Thatcher

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    I hope you will all contribute to Warren's go fund me campaign.
     

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