Our last post was the written story – now here it is in video. We have heard that some like the videos – ad they are a lot of fun to make (and easy) but harder to get uploaded. We hope you enjoy them!   First up – sunrise in Beaufort SC! Little Cumberland is just south of Jekyll Island and just north of Cumberland Island where the old Carnegie place is. This video was from last year just to show you what Cumberland itself looks like! We spent New Years 2016 in Fernandina on Amelia Island so we could ww the dropping of the lighted shrimp! Coming into Jupiter inlet just above Palm Beach is always nice as we know we are entering “south Florida’. The water is now much clearer, and we start to see the big houses and big boats. We know we are getting into warm […]

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It has been a blustery, rainy, yukky few days to start our 3rd winter in Marathon in the Fl keys… But it is still a heck of a lot better than the 29 degrees in DC! We are way behind in everything internet as we have pushed hard since Beaufort to get here so Ryan could have a few weeks before we turn around and head back north. Everyone is waiting on me to go in to shore (especially Goose!) but I wanted to get something out this morning. This video was shot about a week ago as we picked up the anchor and headed south out of Miami Beach into Biscayne Bay and on down the keys. From here we are two days from Marathon but the water is clear, the winds are balmy and all is right with the world! More videos to come!

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I started this post Sunday morning, Memorial Day weekend (thank you and we remember!) and finally finished it May 31 so it might be a little disjointed! It feels great to be moving, although I am always a bit nervous when we get underway after sitting for a while.Especially when I do any work on the engine. Yesterday was oil and fuel filters, and an oil change. I had noticed the alternator seemed to chewing on its belt so I decided to swap it out for the spare. Surprise! There was no spare. Gulp. If I lost the belt we are engineless as it also drives the fresh water pump. So I loaded the bike in the dinghy, and set off for shore and the 3 mile trip to the nearest Carquest. Of course, they did not have the correct width belt so we are running an oversize belt until […]

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After a year and a half of always seeming to have a goal – get here, finish this, get there – we sit on a mooring in St Augustine Fl and read books, and walk the town and the dog. Maybe visit a cell or two… In some ways, sitting is a difficult thing to do! I even find it challenging to write a blog post! The mooring field here in St Augustine is very busy, very crowded and fairly uncomfortable as there a many moving boats to churn the waters all day, combined with a few windy days, and fast moving large tidal currents all conspiring to rock us from morning to night. We passed through here last week on the way to Jacksonville to pick up Ryan from his trip to Atlanta… So let me catch up on that. When last we were together, we were in Miami […]

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