Publix. You take it for granted, but most times it is an all day affair for us to get groceries. We learn to buy smarter, to last longer between runs, and lighter as we have to carry everything on our back, bikes etc. “Siri, where are the local grocery stores” is an often used phrase on the iPad. She is awesome for that. With all the stores mapped as I am navigating the waterway I can see how close we can get by boat, and then how much closer by dinghy. Can we get close enough to a dock to bike? Can we coordinate it with a Goose run? Is it near somewhere we can anchor for the night? (This gets double points and noted in the log for next trip!) Coming into Savannah, Ga from the south, with milk running low, we found we could detour just a few […]

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Although it seems like we have just been vegetating now that the temps are up in the 80’s every day, that is probably not the case. After a month, we have actually made some progress on projects. The Genoa sail was removed and taken in to Keith (who lives Moonlight Sue) for repairs and refit. He did a great job repairing the torn panel, shortening the sail by removing 18″ from just under the head, then replacing the sacrificial sunbrella on the leach with our last canvas upgrade! Hopefully next time I will see the stupid marker before I hit it. (See last post for more on that sorry subject) We chose a sunflower yellow color for the sail to make it stand out from the blue and we think it looks great! Especially when seen from the stern with the yellow wind scoop, and the yellow spot on the […]

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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 […]

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