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Beautiful Beaufort. Mansions, history, friendly people. And Kazoos! (4/30/18-5/1/18)

It is byoofort1, thank you very much. It is beautiful. The people are fantastic. But the best find? A Kazoo factory! Continue reading “Beautiful Beaufort. Mansions, history, friendly people. And Kazoos! (4/30/18-5/1/18)”

Running along a ditch to St. Augustine (4/17/18-4/21/18)

I’m sure there is some way to be smart on how to use the tides to our advantage. I’ve no earthly idea how it works; our day today? A slow slog northward. But our new favorite city awaits. Continue reading “Running along a ditch to St. Augustine (4/17/18-4/21/18)”

Land of Gluttony and Hedonism. Welcome back to the USofA! Ft. Pierce, FL (4/4/18-4/11/18)

Holy cow. After 84 days in the Bahamas (and that is about six months or more too few), we are back in the good ole USofA. Fort Pierce Municipal Marina is our home for a week. We have power. Unlimited water. A rental car. Good to be back. Continue reading “Land of Gluttony and Hedonism. Welcome back to the USofA! Ft. Pierce, FL (4/4/18-4/11/18)”

We eat some crow. Rock Sound Harbor Rocks. Thanks Rose! (3/17/18)

My snarky comment about Rock Sound yesterday was something along the lines of ‘rustic beauty, without the rustic.’ We were wrong. It is awesome and it is, as always, people who make it so.

Continue reading “We eat some crow. Rock Sound Harbor Rocks. Thanks Rose! (3/17/18)”

A perfect day (2/6/18)

We have had bad days, good days and great days. More bad at the beginning and then trending up. And as time went on we got some more good. Then mostly good with a sprinkling of great. Then predominantly great. Today was perfect. A gem. The reason we quit our jobs and left. A day that makes every other part of this journey worth it. It was great weather. It was the best sailing we have had EVER. It was the joy of being on the water, working together and moving along to whatever and wherever is next.

So how did this shake out? Continue reading “A perfect day (2/6/18)”

Ode to Sidney. Wait. Never mind. Not yet.(1/14/18)

Note: This post has nothing to do with sailing, the great loop or with our year of travel. It is, instead, a post about Sid, our cat. Who is 18 years old and who we didn’t think was going to make it on the trip. He has been in slow decline for a year now, but he is still with us.  Mostly, we think, to spite us. He is after all a cat.

Continue reading “Ode to Sidney. Wait. Never mind. Not yet.(1/14/18)”

We lose our minds: Another night sail and Great Harbour Cay (1/12/18-1/13/18)

The day dawns and Lucky and I walk out onto the dock and watch sailboats head out early to get a start on their trip to the east. We take the short walk to the beach. He is off leash and alternating between eating rotten seafood and vomiting while I walk through the gorgeous blue water and white sand. Back to the boat for breakfast and Jan and I decide to change our plans. Continue reading “We lose our minds: Another night sail and Great Harbour Cay (1/12/18-1/13/18)”

10% Chance for rain (12/27/17)

I’ve been brushing up on my meteorological skills over the past couple of days. “Burshing up” being secret code for getting any meteorological skills since up to this point I have had none. But what I have had is this phone with a ton of apps that tells me exactly what is going to happen weather-wise and it is always correct!

Well. Mostly.

Continue reading “10% Chance for rain (12/27/17)”

Boaters Attitude

Boaters, and maybe it is just sailboaters, seem to have a more laid back attitude than say, the military. Or a hospital. Which causes us some stress when we expect things to run like a military operation. Continue reading “Boaters Attitude”

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