Terry Blevins is traveling the Intracoastal Waterway with her husband Charlie and dog, Bella, on their 34-foot tugboat, Rainshadow.

June 24, 2013

Today we woke up at 5:30 a.m. to leave early. We were headed to Beaufort, and we wanted to beat the afternoon winds. As we were leaving, someone came up to us and pointed to the Grady White behind us:

Grady White Ocracoke2 Intracoastal Waterway


“That is the brand new 37-foot dual console — not on the market yet. It is being test driven by Mr. Grady White, himself — David Neese.”

The boat — a Freedom 375 — had been docked right beside us, and we had noticed many admirers nodding appreciatively as they circled the vessel. But the marina is full of beautiful Grady Whites, and the boaters who handled the 37-foot Grady White seemed to be enjoying their day just like everyone else.

We did not understand the importance yesterday when we first saw the boat. But now we knew.

Read more about Terry’s adventures on her blog, Rainshadow Voyages.