We are Bruce and Kay Pratt from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. About 5 years ago we bought a 39′ 1972 Pearson sloop and named her Willow. Bruce spent a couple years gutting and fixing her up. Then we moved her to Oriental NC where she has been docked at Pecan Grove Marina. For the past 3 years we have done day, weekend and week-long sails on Willow on the Nuese and other eastern NC Rivers Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and the coastal NC Atlantic Ocean. We are starting this blog as we are planning to leave November 17, 2018 to go to Florida and then the Bahamas. We hope you enjoy our stories.