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The Mishap Recap

May 20, 2014: So, this sailing stuff?  Nothing to it, right?  It’s just ropes (which we call “lines”) that control sails which make the boat move.  That’s pretty basic.  But, then, there’s also the engine, the batteries, the thru-hulls and … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Use the Word ‘Run’

I wouldn’t.  It just doesn’t quite capture it.  Jumped.  Landed.  Struck.  Those are all more appropriate.  But, run?  No.  I wouldn’t say we ‘ran.’ May 10, 2014: After a wild, peanut-shelling, hatty-hour hollerin’ night at Bowery Station, Phillip and I … Continue reading

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Hatty Hour’s Over

May 10, 2014: We didn’t last long after the fun-loving Blue Dolphin Crew and their Roo showed us such a great time at the oyster warehouse and diner.  It was a few hazy steps back to our boat docked right … Continue reading

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They’re Coming in HOT!!

May 2, 2014: Naaaaaaaaa-suhWENya!  WanaBEEzeewhen-aaahhhh!   Okay, you probably have no idea what I’m trying to replicate here (but if you do – five gold stars!). We rose the next morning before sunrise.  The sky was choked at first with … Continue reading

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What’s the Worst Thing You Can Have on a Boat?

April 28-29, 2014: I like to just ask it that way.  See what people say.  Most kind of look at you funny, scrunch up their brow (Yes, scrunch – how do you think a “scrunchy” gets that way?) Rockin’ it! … Continue reading

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Book Swap Mojo

April 26, 2014: You might think the ferry ride back from the Dry Tortugas was a little disheartening, having to leave those idyllic islands behind, knowing we had kind of hit the mid-point of our trip, geographically, at least, but … Continue reading

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Next Time by Sailboat

April 26, 2014: I didn’t want to cause too much of a scene getting first aid for my coral collision back at the ferry.  To be honest, I truly thought if they saw the blood dripping down my leg, they … Continue reading

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And Then the Roosters Came

April 25, 2014: Okay, I’m going to be honest.  We awoke from the previous day’s Big FOUR-OH in a bit of a drunken slumber.  The sun rose, we moaned and groaned our way back into the upright position and stumbled … Continue reading

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The Big FOUR-OH

Thursday – April 24, 2014: A BIG day for Phillip.  And, a BIG day for us.  Waking up in the Keys.  Does it get any better?  After taking in the carnie sights and sunset at Mallory Square and cooking up … 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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