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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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September 11, 2013 – The Money Shot!

That’s a great shot, but that’s not it.  This shot – the money shot – is stellar.  Not only does it capture Phillip doing something totally awesome (but when does he not do things that are totally awesome?) but he … Continue reading

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August 10, 2013 – All Work and (some) Play – Poolside!

Boat projects were definitely abundant, now that we had the bottom job done on the boat and she was home, tucked safely away in a cozy slip at Palafox Pier: We found a great slip at the very end, protected … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 – Life on the Hook

Yes, that’s what it looks like.  Life on the hook.  Well, on anchor, that is.  The technical definition is “living on a boat and anchored some place not attached to firm land or bottom.” (http://manateefritters.com/2012/07/13/going-to-live-on-the-hook/).  Gorgeous, ain’t it?  I know … Continue reading

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May 27, 2013 – THE CROSSED!

So, after Dasani bottles and duct tape, what do you think the next most important item on a boat is?  A plunger?  No.  Unfortunately, if the head stops working, that glorious contraption of wood and rubber is not going to … Continue reading

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May 26, 2013 – The Crossing Finale – Best Sail of Our Lives

The sun peeked up above the horizon around 6:00 a.m. the next morning, finding us stretching and blinking in the cockpit, ready for a big cup of coffee and a crisp morning sail.  We readied the boat, taped up a … Continue reading

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