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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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What I Look for in a Boat

Since Margaret has been blogging about what she likes in a yacht, I figured I would make some comments about what I look for in one. I should preface this by saying that I think Margaret is more interested in … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Cape May Day Two

This is the sixth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard Helbent, my Catalina 22. You can find the last post here and the first in the series here. The day began just as the one … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Cape May Day One

This is the fifth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard Helbent, my Catalina 22. You can find the first, second, third, and fourth posts here. That first night in Cape May Harbor, I had a … Continue reading

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