Misty Pearl on America’s Great Loop and The Down East Circle

Here are maps of Misty Pearl’s stops along way, right down to our actual slips.  (Except for Beaufort, N.C., where D Dock is too new for Google Maps.)  Pressing one of the little red balloon-looking thingys on the first map will load up our blog posts related to that spot on The Down East Circle.   The second map will do the same for our Great Loop posts.

Misty Pearl on The Down East Circle


Misty Pearl on America’s Great Loop


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UPDATE 6/25/2020

For those who don’t make it through 200+ posts, here’s the spoiler.  We completed the Great Loop last June, and completed the Down East Circle last October.  We’re self-quarantined aboard for a bit.  No more blog posts, but you can see what we’re doing on Instagram.  @douganddanaandaboat.  #mistypearllife.  Created by our much more hip daughters.  Although we’ve been pretty bad at it so far.

UPDATE 11/15/2020

Despite the logistical difficulties caused by Covid-19, we slowly cruised back down to Deltaville, Virginia, a town we’ve come to know significantly better than should be necessary.  Then we returned to our Scottsdale bubble.  Given the vagaries of the future, we just sold Misty Pearl to some nice folks who hopefully will enjoy her as much as we did.

The current plan?  As soon as possible, buy another boat.  Heck, we might even fire the blog up again if we decide to do something interesting.

7 thoughts on “Misty Pearl on America’s Great Loop and The Down East Circle”

  1. Hi Doug and Dana, We are on Kara Mia (Ron and Karen and Santa). We finished our loop a few weeks ago and was finishing up our blog tonight. Not sure how we hooked up to your blog??? Had several similarities – Ron grew up in Tennessee, Karen in Texas, the loop – and all…..so just wanted to say “Hi”. We are back home in Nashville.

    1. Hi Ron and Karen (and Santa). Brent and Karen (Second Wave) told us about you guys. Congratulations on finishing the Loop! Doug and Dana and Oscar and Benny.

  2. Hi Doug and Dana- I’ve read you entire journey – at least the part memorialized in the blog! – and want to congratulate you on your humorous and adventurous “grab life by the balls” approach to mid-life. Good for you guys! My partner and I are both mid-transition from our careers in New Mexico and are about to embark on a similar adventure. We are under contract to buy a Selene 43 in the Pacific Northwest, and we are thrilled. We don’t have quite the gumption that you guys have. We are planning 4-6 months a year on the boat. We love our place here in NM, but one of us in particular (that would be me) is happiest while on the water. (We both grew up in the Bay Area, and as I grow older I find myself longing more and more for the ocean.). Thanks for writing about how fun and enriching this whole trip can be!

    1. Congratulations on selecting a mighty fine boat! We loved Arizona so know how you feel, but full-time cruising is a life-changing adventure. Best of luck!

  3. On the selen e owners blog site their is a selene 47 for sale. Kika

    . Looks nice!! Warrsn

  4. Doug and Dana-

    It’s me again. I posted earlier about your adventure and your blog. My partner and I are now the very happy owners of 4327. We closed in January this year, and moved the boat to Sidney, BC in March where we had arranged permanent moorage. While we were there on out planned 10 day repositioning cruise the US/Canada border closed. We elected to stay put there, and spent the next 6 months in Canada.

    I was just cruising Yachtworld and I see that Misty Pearl is under contract. Congratulations and good luck! Do you have more boating plans?



    1. Hi Steve. I just found your comment. Congratulations! We’re looking for another boat and may do another Loop or Down East Circle. Or spend some time on the rivers. Or go to Alaska. You’ll enjoy whatever you end up doing.

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