Here we are in Georgia, almost to Ft McAllister. If you have read enough of these long winded posts, you know Ft McAllister is where we bought Yume in November 2013 and started this journey. In Dec 2013, we left for the keys in Fl, then back past here to DC, then back past here to the Keys in Jan and now back past again heading for DC. And you are caught up! Or dizzy. As I steered the boat for 10 hours today (well technically I have an autopilot but I have to watch and make the changes) I had a thought. I wondered how you (the reader) wanted me to write. Then I wondered if it really mattered since I am the one who has to write after all. But, I would be interested, if you are interested enough to respond, how you would prefer these posts. Currently […]

Go to post >

Yume is back in Marathon Key, 40 miles east of Key West, on a mooring ball for a couple of months. It’s great to be back here, where we are sort of known, and slow down a bit after 1250 miles from DC to here in about 45 days – including a 14 day yard break, and a ten day layover in HHI for Christmas. That is averaging 60 miles a day for 21 days! No wonder I crashed when we got here! The trip from St Augustine to here seemed to fly. We had lots and lots of wind as cold fronts kept barrelling down from the north every other day. At one point somewhere around Melbourne we were seeing almost 40mph winds. That is a lot of wind on the water! We stopped overnight in a marina in Palm Beach so Shelly could have a night out with […]

Go to post >

Hilton Head Island, SC has been warm and sunny since we got here 3 days ago. We even dug out the shorts and flip flops! Ryan has been back to the top of the mast with another video… We are anchored at our spot off Palmetto Bay Marina, trying to get some web work done for clients and p4p, and making preparations to go west in a rental car to spend Christmas with Shelly’s mom in Marion NC. Ian is driving up from San Antonio Texas to be there, then he will drive us back here in his new truck. The plan is to slowly make our way further south for about a week before he has to head to his next duty station in NC. The two days on the waterway just before making Wrightsville were cold and windy, and saw us hard aground at one point. There is […]

Go to post >