America's Great Loop

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

Robert Louis Stevenson


Nine Lives in Amsterdam

This is our new adventure. For some years, my husband Dick and I have planned to buy a boat that will be suitable for living aboard for months at a time and travel around America's Great Loop.

The Great Loop includes the Intracoastal Waterway on the east coast of America, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, and the Intracoastal Waterway from New Orleans to the Gulf side of Florida and around the Florida Keys to rejoin the ICW northbound.

There are variations in the route in a number of locations, and one can do this in any direction and in increments, or one long journey. It is our intention to travel anti-clockwise, and to do the route in increments.

We began in St Petersburg, Florida, when we bought our Endeavour trawler catamaran. We spent a few weeks early in 2017 bringing Nine Lives from the west coast of Florida through the Okeechobee Waterway to the Atlantic, and then up the ICW to our home in South Carolina. In summer of 2017 we travelled north as far as Oswego, New York, and then returned to Hilton Head.

I include images in this section of places that we see from the boat, and also places that one may visit as part of the journey.


During our voyages, roughly twice a month, I write a blog about our experiences with candid pictures. Click HERE if you would like to read it.


On the Hudson River
Statue of Liberty
Pamlico River
Click on an image to see a larger picture and read a little about it.
Hunting Island lighthouse
Bucksport Atlantic City
Tom Point Creek Tangier Island Waterford
West Point Amsterdam NY Cape May
Delaware City

Hudson River

Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Erie Canal Norfolk Oswego NY
Solomons Tangier Island Sunset Albany
Alligator River Waccamaw River Erie Canal
Atlantic City Cape May Great Kills NJ
Chesapeake lighthouse Enterprise Creek New York Harbor
Mile Hammock Bay Tangier Island Hudson River
Storm Mountain Tybee Island Church of the Cross
Charleston fountain Custom House Charleston Harbourtown at Sunset
Limpkin Tampa Bay Cormorants
Ft Pulaski Tricolored Heron in Flight red rocking chairs
Glossy Ibis New Orleans shop Hunting Island
Ibis in Flight Hippies Use Side Door Cumberland Island
Low Country, Georgia Pelicans in Tampa Bay Cumberland Island
New Orleans coffee bar New Orleans Jackson Square Hunting Island
Osprey on the ICW Waterfront Park, Charleston Darien shrimp boats
Bridge over Broad Creek, Hilton Head Hydraulic lift lock at Peterborough Ontario Rusty hinge with peeling paint
Lighthouse at Hunting Island, South Carolina