Monthly Archives: July 2014

A “Sloppy” Sunset at Mallory Square

April 23, 2014: It had been 20 days, 5 overnight passages and 550 nautical miles, a busted Jenny shackle, a beat-down outside of Charlotte Harbor, and we were finally here – KEY WEST.  We were ready to take that town … Continue reading

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You’za Fine Sailing Vessel, Won’t You BACK That Thing Up!

April 23, 2014: Well, now you are familiar with our night shifts, and my goggle-wearing, Cookie Monster, dance party antics up in the cockpit in the middle of the night.  (But, really, does such behavior from me in any way … Continue reading

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SIDEBAR – Night Shifts

“Gonna be a sweet sound!   Come.  In.  Down.  On the NIGHT SHIFT!!” Ahhh … Lionel Richie couldn’t have said it any better.  We get asked about this a lot, so I thought, now – as we’re about to ease … Continue reading

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Back at Sea! Me, Phillip and the Mackerel Makes Three!

Yep, a mackerel!  Which we originally thought was a wahoo, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Back it up.  Rewind.  Bzzzwwwhooop. April 22, 2014: We woke to a beautiful sunrise on our last morning in Ft. Myers Beach.  While we … Continue reading

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Bonnie the Bunny

April 20, 2014: Tomorrow was it.  We were going to head out around daybreak to make our final passage south to the Keys.  We were beyond excited.  We spent the morning cleaning and readying the boat for the next day’s … Continue reading

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No Autographs Please!

April 19, 2014: I don’t know if I’ve ever said this before, but for those of you out there who think cruising is all cocktails and sunsets, I can assure you it’s not.  Owning a boat is a lot of … Continue reading

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