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Welcome to the travels of Serafina of Maldon

Sailing in paradise - or boat maintenance in nice locations...?

"Not all wanderers are lost" Tolkein

Najad 460, Serafina of Maldon,  using a hard wind jib on an inner furlex.

Click here to see our 2009 daily log and position updates.  Click here to see our 2012 daily log and position.

The position feature uses Google Earth to show our current location and allows you to zoom right in and view exactly where we are, using satellite photos.

The (almost) daily log (blog) is a lighthearted overview of our travels.

Click here for general photos of Serafina, a Najad 460 yacht 2009 Click here for selected photos 2012   Updated 19th October 2012

2010 photos of serafina and Rob and sarah Bell sailing their Najad 460 Click here for 2011 photos  

previous years logs Click here for previous years Logs & Photos.

Click the link for photos of Serafina sailing.

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2012 and the plan ahead

We relaunched Serafina after her long summer storage at Spice iland Marine, Grenada and made our way north through the eastern Caribbean chain of islands.

We visited Union Island, Bequia, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St Martin, St Barts, Anguilla, St Kitts, the British Virgin Islands (including Anegada) and the US Virgin Islands.

Then in May 2012 we set off north to the USA and arrived a full 14 days later (read the blog for the details (!) in Norfolk, Virginia. from there we went into the Chesapeake Bay and cruised up the Potomac to Washingto DC where were able to anchor in the very heart of the capital, barely half a mile from the White House.

From there we went to Annapolis and via the Delaware River and Cape May, we headed back into the Atlantic and sailed north again to Block Island passing New York which we left for later in the season.

Next was Jamestown, Rhode Island after which we moved on to Cape Cod and Boston. We had a great week in Boston before heading further north to Maine where we had a wonderful three weeks and took oart in arally organised by the Ocean Cruising Club of which we are members.

As August drew to a close, we sailed south to Rhode Island and had the good fotune to come across dozens of whales, mostly Fin Whales, three of which surfaced within 30 feet of us!

Next was New York (Sept 2012) and from there we headed back to the Chesapeake and Annapolis where we laid up Serafina for the winter and flew home to see old friends and family once more after an absence this time of some 11 months.

Serafina is presently ashore at Herrington North Boatyard, Annapolis, MA. where she avoided the worst of hurricane Sandy.

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Map of the travels of Serafina, a Najad 460 yacht across Europe.

Ocean Cruising Club - OCC We are members of the Ocean Cruising Club and would recommend that you visit their informative website.

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