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She’s Gone

Much has happened since our last post over a year ago.  Though our enthusiasm for blogging waned we continued to cruise.  We traveled back to Florida, out to Eleuthera, and down to Key West and the Dry Tortugas this past year before settling in at Suntex marina in Vero Beach.  In Vero we completed many …

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A Simple Mistake

Fishing on the Sarah River After significant effort we’ve concluded the electronics issues that aborted our plan to cruise the Canadian Maritimes this season were self-induced.  In the interest of redundancy I installed a NMEA2000 rudder position indicator while we were at Atlantic Yacht Basin.  You wouldn’t think this would present a problem but, in …

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It’s All Good

N72 Alchemy and Rainbows It’s all good.  Some years ago we were having a discussion with our friend Bob on N57 Istaboa about the relative merits of off-shore versus ICW travel.  His response was “It’s all good”.  Very wise.  Since then we’ve used the phrase often; particularly when life dictates changes in plans.  In cruising …

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Long Winter

Tivoli at Harbour Isle Marina, Ft. Pierce, FL It’s been a long winter.  Not that I’m complaining.  Winters in south Florida are just fine.  It’s just that life gets in the way of cruising sometimes.  We had planned on spending a couple months in the Bahamas; it’s been two years since we’ve been there.  Alas, …

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AYB Layover

  (Tivoli leaving Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, photo courtesy Clark Haley)   The steady procession of boats passing Atlantic Yacht Basin on their way south for the winter has slowed dramatically. We, in contrast, have remained firmly attached to the dock here for the past 6 weeks. During that time we launched a number …

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Catching Up

    It’s a rainy day at Tidewater Marina in Portsmouth. We are back on Chesapeake Bay after traveling many miles this “season”. Tivoli has performed beautifully. The only issue with the boat since departing from North Palm Beach last May has been a NAIAD stabilizer leak. Of course that started halfway between Bermuda and …

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