Author: Elliot Schoenfeld

  • Our Lessons After One Month on America’s Great Loop

    Our Lessons After One Month on America’s Great Loop

    We’re switching it up today and having our first retrospective! We realize that at different stages of the loop, boaters will have different advice. The points we highlight now, after one month will undoubtedly be different than our highlights after a full year or even a lifetime! Hope you enjoy! If you would like a…

  • The Great Loop from Carolina Beach to Mile Hammock Bay

    The Great Loop from Carolina Beach to Mile Hammock Bay

    Today on America’s Great Loop we have a long 10 hour cruise from Carolina Beach to Mile Hammock Bay. Our first challenge is leaving the tough dock at Carolina Beach Municipal Marina. Normally this wouldn’t have been too much of a challenge, but there were a couple of items that made this more difficult. Luckily…

  • Our Wheel Fell off While Underway to Carolina Beach, North Carolina

    Our Wheel Fell off While Underway to Carolina Beach, North Carolina

    Today we leave South Carolina and head into our 4th state up the East Coast – North Carolina! What should have been a nice easy day was anything but as shortly after leaving our anchorage in Calabash River, our wheel fell off. I (Elliot) was navigating from our flybridge when I shifted to port in…

  • Cruising through the Rock Pile in South Carolina on the Great Loop

    Cruising through the Rock Pile in South Carolina on the Great Loop

    Today after staying for a week at Osprey Marina in Myrtle Beach, we cruised back on the intracoastal waterway up through one of the most treacherous sections of the Great Loop; The Rock Pile. This section is considered tough mainly because it is narrow and unforgiving. To clear this section when creating the Great Loop,…

  • Leaving Georgetown and Cruising to Myrtle Beach

    Leaving Georgetown and Cruising to Myrtle Beach

    The time has finally come to leave Georgetown, South Carolina! We really enjoyed this charming Southern Town and for our last morning we decided to hit one of our top activities so far on America’s Great Loop – farmer’s markets! Now this may sound lame, but we love farmer’s markets. They offer an amazing glimpse…

  • Touring the 3rd Oldest City in South Carolina, Georgetown

    Touring the 3rd Oldest City in South Carolina, Georgetown

    Today’s video is brought to you by Jo (Jennifer)! Elliot has a bit of work to catch up on since if you recall, there hasn’t been much sleep due to our poor anchoring. Georgetown has quite a history, shown through its diverse economic offerings. It was once a huge rice and indigo exporter during Slavery…

  • Coming Back after our Lowest Day On the Great Loop

    Coming Back after our Lowest Day On the Great Loop

    Our lowest day on the great loop (pun intended; we ran aground), was rough. After a full day of activities, we ran aground, and then had serious anchor trouble leading to a very bad nights sleep. Today was different. We had to leave early, on account that we were anchored right next to the ICW…

  • We Ran Aground in the ICW outside of Charleston

    We Ran Aground in the ICW outside of Charleston

    Today was a tale of two days, we had a fantastic morning (one of the best) and a terrible evening (the worst). It was a day that could have been two but we got through it and learned quite a bit from it! Our last morning in Charleston started early as we attempted to have…

  • Exploring Charleston, South Carolina

    Exploring Charleston, South Carolina

    Today is a special day for the Pivot crew as we leave the boat for land lubber life exploring a fantastic southern city – Charleston, South Carolina.  Now, this isn’t our first trip to Charleston, in fact, Jenn has had a city planning conference here and her sister was married here back in 2018!  However,…

  • Cleaning our Boat after weeks on the Great Loop in Charleston

    Cleaning our Boat after weeks on the Great Loop in Charleston

    Traveling full time has different challenges then going on a weekend cruise. There is maintenance and overall cleanings that you must make time for!  Today in Charleston, after our 10 hour day on America’s Great Loop yesterday, we decided to take one of these rough days!