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Chapter Eleven: Some Much-Needed Shore Leave!

CRACK!  There went another.  I’m telling you, I like to watch lightning.  I think it’s beautiful.  I’m not sure I ever need to see it again from the cockpit of a boat, though.   Big thunderheads seemed to loom over … Continue reading

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Back in Blue Waters

May 13, 2014: We woke to a hand-painted pastel sky after our night of UN-rest on the Plaintiff’s Rest.       The oldies-but-goodies mixed tape soundtrack of Island Time kept playing through my mind as I put on the kettle … Continue reading

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How To Make Friends at a Marina

May 11, 2014 (Mother’s Day!): There are two ways, either 1) cook up a savory dinner on the community grill, open a box of wine and invite everyone to share it, or 2) play the best loud music, open a … Continue reading

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Sax Sultan in the Beer Garden

May 10, 2014: After the horrendous slam-a-ground just outside of the Port St. Joe bridge and the heroic motoring of our boat to get us off the shoal and bring us safely to port, the Captain, the boat and I … 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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April 7, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 5 – Goodbye Gorton

They say for a sailor, wind is more valuable than money.  If that’s true, we were filthy, stinking rich when we woke that morning.  It was blowing 20-25 knots and gusting in the 30s!  If we wanted kiting wind, we … Continue reading

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April 6, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 4 – Clean Plate Club

I heard a light little shuffle up on the deck, a gentle swish of a bag and then the warm scent of fresh-baked muffins filled the cabin …  Okay, they weren’t fresh-baked, they were wrapped, but the gesture felt the … Continue reading

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April 5, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 3 – Don’t Mind the Weather

It’s funny how things tend to work themselves out when you’re sailing.  We had a follower tell us a while back (and rightfully so) that the most dangerous thing you can have on a boat is a schedule.  While time … Continue reading

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