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“I’m Okay!” … sort of (Viewer Discretion Advised)

April 28, 2014: The first thing I remember seeing after the fall was the big, white meat of my arm.  Between the time I hit, opened my eyes and blinked several times at it, it had grown twice the size. … Continue reading

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Zeee BEST Key Lime Pie on zee Island

April 27, 2014: I’m not sure why I kept saying it like that, but I did.  “Zee best, Phillip.  We must find zee best!”  It just seemed to give it a little more urgency with a thick Italian accent.  We had … Continue reading

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The Dry Tortugas!

April 26, 2014: That’s right, the westernmost point of the Florida Keys, the furthest island out, the Dry Tortugas!  This was the day!  When we set off some three weeks prior from Pensacola on this maiden voyage to the Keys, … Continue reading

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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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The Car Won’t Start

April 17-18, 2014 (Keys Log – Day 16): I’m happy to say we survived the epic flooding in Ft. Myers.  I’ve never seen rain come so fast and so hard.  But, as fast as it came, it went. The sun … Continue reading

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The Back Door Marine Supply Guy

April 15, 2014: After our leisurely stroll through the Dali museum in downtown St. Pete that morning, it was time to focus on some boat chores that afternoon.  We were in the market for a portable oil change kit.  While … Continue reading

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Hellooooo Dali!

April 14-15, 2014: After our visit with Walter White and his ingenious meth–od for fixing our Jenny, we were ready to get out and do some more exploring in St. Pete.  There was some weather rolling through the Gulf that … Continue reading

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