Author Archives: Jeffrey

Our Thoughts after Looking at the Southern Cross 31

Margaret and I looked at the Southern Cross 31 in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and have lots of thoughts about it.  We are going to try to make a joint post about what those thoughts are.  We’ll both open with … Continue reading

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Heading to Georgia to Look at a Southern Cross 31

We just left Peoria yesterday afternoon – after giving our last final exams of the fall semester – and headed southeast. Our first stop will be St. Simons Island on the coast of Georgia where we will look at a … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Boat Search

Though our blog belies it, we have been rather consumed lately with all things cruising.  We booked a charter for the Bahamas, bought a sailing dinghy, and have started our boat search in earnest, to name just a few of … Continue reading

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Our Transatlantic Crossing (or not)

Eating lunch at my desk yesterday, I googled two-cabin, bluewater boats.  Currently, this is our preferred cabin layout, as it would allow us to comfortably accommodate visitors.  We have come across a few different models with this arrangement (e.g. Passport … Continue reading

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Thoughts at the Beginning of the Semester

It is the beginning of another school year.  While we endure the regular routine of constructing syllabi, crafting new assignments, and getting into the rhythm of the semester, we are also thinking about three Septembers from now when we will … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeff – Part 2

Margaret interviewed Jeff while on our road trip the other day.  This is part 2 of 2.  You can find the first part of the interview here.  We will be posting the interview that Jeff did of Margaret in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeff – Part One

We have been road tripping around the United States the past couple weeks and are now in Rochester, New York.  We will write more about these travels in the coming weeks and have a few videos for you.  However, in … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About Meteorology

There are countless things I need to learn more about before we go cruising, and one of those many things is weather forecasting and routing. Before today, I thought I comprehended some of the basics of pressure, fronts, and the … Continue reading

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The Pekin Wiggles on a “Tight-Assed River”

Living in Peoria over the past year, Margaret and I have explored a good deal of the town and surrounding area, including many natural areas. Because of my love of the water, the place that has fascinated me the most … Continue reading

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Cruising Videos on Youtube

As you have surely gathered already, Margaret and I spend a lot of time learning about, preparing for, and dreaming of cruising.  One of the ways that we have learned a tremendous amount and enjoyed ourselves considerably over the past … Continue reading

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