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Florida Charter – Day 6

This is the last in a series of posts about our charter in Southwest Florida.  You can find the first post in the series here. After a few rather hair-raising experiences the previous day, we were looking forward to a … Continue reading

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Florida Charter – Day 5

Today was a learning day.  We acquired lots of knowledge and new skills.  How did we have the opportunity to learn so many things you ask?  Lots of things went wrong.  Below you will read some of our mishaps and … Continue reading

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Dream Boats – Post #2 – Islander 36

Islander 36 – Interior Plan “B” As an artist and someone who appreciates the idea of unique and creative living spaces, looking at boat layouts often has me feeling like I am shopping at the mall.  Everything looks the same.   … Continue reading

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Florida Charter – Day 4

On the boat, unlike on land, Jeff and I arose at the same time. This was probably due to our excitement to cram as many excursions and adventures into the charter as possible. With that said, we woke up at … Continue reading

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Looking at Boats – A List of Contenders

This is the first in a series of posts discussing my favorite boat designs. While my ocean miles are minimal, my opinions about boats are not. From my brief experiences on well-seasoned boats such as Helbent and Sojourner and my … Continue reading

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Florida Charter – Day 3

Day 3 was a jam packed day! Check out a bit of footage from the day here. We started with a breakfast of champions – no, not Wheaties, but instead our favorite concoction of scrambled eggs with corn. After an … Continue reading

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Florida Charter – Day 2

After waking up from a strange end-of-the-world nightmare, complete with zombies and nuclear holocaust, I was quickly transported back to reality.  The pleasant realization that I was not destined to be food for the undead, but rather, would spend the … Continue reading

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Florida Charter – Day 1

Our day began with a leisurely breakfast with Jeff’s parents in their beautiful North Port home. We had spent the night before riding around on their golf cart, drinking rum cocktails and searching for alligators on the golf course abutting … Continue reading

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Preparing for Departure – Florida Charter

This is the second post about our charter off of Southwest Florida. As the first semester at my new position came to a close, I grew excited and a bit concerned about our first vacation afloat together. After all, everything … Continue reading

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Preparing for my first charter

We first began discussing chartering a boat during our short courtship. Jeff mentioned a few charters he had been a part of, with Captain Jim (flamboyance.com) in the British Virgin Islands, which sounded like a blast. Clear water, fresh island … Continue reading

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