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Nautical photographer Onne van der Wal and his wife, Tenley, spent the past two years refitting Snow Goose, their 1986 Grand Banks 32, with the goal of taking her south for the winter. On November 13th, Onne began the fifth leg of their journey from Swansboro, North Carolina with his friend Hutch onboard. They traveled to the Barrier Islands for excellent photography and down the Waccamaw River. Surrounded by dense wetlands on the Waccamaw they witnessed beautiful sunrises, sunsets and flocks of birds. 

The gallery and video captures some of the highlights of leg five. Soundings will cover Snow Goose's run south, leg by leg, as she continues down the ICW and makes her way over to the Bahamas. 

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The Goose Goes South: Leg 4

From Hampton, Virgina to Swansboro, North Carolina, the fourth leg of Onne van der Wal's cruise down the ICW continues.

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The Goose Goes South: Leg 6

Onne van der Wal's journey down the ICW continues as Snow Goose travels from Charleston, South Carolina to Savannah, Georgia.

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 3

The Van der Wal's report from bustling Baltimore, scenic Solomons, Tangier Island and more on the Chesapeake leg of their ICW journey.

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 2

The second leg of Snow Goose's journey south takes us from Jersey City to Annapolis, Maryland.

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 2

A photo essay by Onne van der Wal of the second portion of his cruise, from New York City to Annapolis, Maryland.

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Snow Goose Goes South: Leg 1

A photo essay by Onne van der Wal of the first portion of his cruise, from Jamestown, Rhode Island, to New York City.

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The Goose gets launched

After a six-month refit, nautical photographer Onne van der Wal and his wife, Tenley, launch their 1986 Grand Banks 32.

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