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Quick update!

Sorry for falling behind with our posts. Cruising can be a lot busier than one might think!!! We’re in the British Virgin Islands right now, after having visited Georgetown, Rum Cay and Mayaguana – all in the Bahamas, the Dominican … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

Well, today is the first day of 2012, so we’re going sailing! We’re leaving Key West this afternoon to finally begin the real cruising we’ve been working towards for the last five years. We’ll stop in Marathon, Florida for a … Continue reading

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Shawna Has A New Gig!

Well, it’s been way too long since our last post. Things have been extremely busy since we helped support Cynthia Aguilar on her paddle from Cuba. In July, Shawna finally wound down her consulting job with Meridian Knowledge Solutions. But … Continue reading

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Keep Paddlin’!!!

Well, we’re scrambling to finish preparations for Cynthia Aguilar’s record setting board paddle from near the coast of Cuba near Havana to Key West. The distance will be about 90 nautical miles across the heart of the Gulf Stream. The … Continue reading

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Speaking of alcohol…

The following was something I posted on the website Cruiser’s Forum a while back. Someone had heard that the thinner the wire, the more electrical current could flow, and wanted confirmation of it. Someone said no, that was not true … Continue reading

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Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Rum!

The following story is true. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent. In fact, the PBS documentary show, “History Detectives”, featured it in their first season back in 2003. In our family, there was this heirloom – … Continue reading

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Risks

Well, I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the murder of four Americans today by Somali pirates even as the Navy was approaching their sailboat in what became a recovery rather than a rescue. Even worse, many died in the … Continue reading

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No Rest For The Weary!

Wow – January and February have just been busy as all get-out! Our friends from Marblehead, Rick and Deb Fishkin, have just left Key West today after spending a couple days running around with us. We celebrated sunset last with … Continue reading

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Sweet!

Or should that be, “Suh Weet!!!” Our new sails, that is… After leaving Beaufort, we motorsailed down to Brunswick, GA – with the wind on our nose the whole time, so we could only put our main up to use … Continue reading

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Hardy Creek, South River, North Carolina

After a long run under engine alone from Pungo River, NC, we anchored this afternoon at the mouth of Hardy Creek on the South River, which empties into the Neuse River, which empties into the Pamlico Sound. We’re about 10 … Continue reading

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