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Chapter Ten: Everywhere We Look … Lightning

So … accidental jibes?  Apparently not much fun on a Nonsuch (and probably not much fun on any such).  After assessing the minor loss of the outboard tiller extender and choke, we were able to get that big ass sail … Continue reading

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April 9, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 7 – MOTORIN’!

WHAT’S YOUR PRICE FOR FLIGHT??  At least I think those are the lyrics. Feel free to test me (and jam to that oldie-but-a-goodie) here.  But, know that I don’t care either way, because that’s what I like to belt out.  “Finding … Continue reading

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March 18, 2014 – Some Bitchin News!

It’s not a vulgar heading, I swear.  That’s the guy’s name.  Bob Bitchin. He’s the editor for one helluva sailing magazine – Cruising Outpost.  So, the “news” is, back in January, I sent a sailing story off to another well-known sailing … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 – Day One: The Rode Out West

With Big Mom tended to and Alabama in our rear-view, Phillip and I set to planning our Thanksgiving voyage.  Due to the rush trip to North Alabama for the funeral and the lost time from work, we both needed to … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 – “When Are You Going to the Islands?”

Isn’t that what you’re all thinking?  At least that’s what I get asked three times a week.  (Yes, I’m talking to you Bleeke!)  Soon, people.  Soon.  Stick with me.  But, I’ll tell you, even when we do get there, it’s not … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013 – The Crossing Finale – Oysters and Beer

The day finally came.  May 23rd, and we were headed back to Apalachicola to finally bring our boat home.  We hitched a ride again with our sail groupies – you remember these guys – Phillip’s fabulous folks: We loaded up … Continue reading

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May 4, 2013 – A Little TLC

So … a new transmission.  That’s what we were debating anyway.  There was the option to rebuild the old one.  Mechan-Eric told us he could take it apart and look at it to see what condition it was in, but … Continue reading

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April 25, 2013 – Oh, Go Fly a Kite!

So, we left the boat in Carrabelle and made the last leg of the trip back to Pensacola in some non-descript Ford Festiva-like rental car.  And, poor car, if my best recollection of it was some model that could only … Continue reading

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April 17-23, 2013 – The Crossing: Chapter Six – Never Trust a Non-Drowsy Drug

After the dinghy incident, Mitch’s “non-drowsy” Dramamine kicked in again and we lost him to the settee (the boat’s version of the couch) for another 8 hours.  Phillip and I stayed up at the helm through the night, enjoying the … Continue reading

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