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Don’t Touch It If You Can’t Handle It – Day 6 Bahamas Charter

We woke up early in Settlement Harbor to a light rain.  We used the morning shower to  help clean the decks which had become pretty gross from our treks ashore.  The weather sequestered us to the boat for a bit, … Continue reading

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Call for Women Sailors

I am excited and proud to announce that I have been awarded a 2014 Puffin Foundation grant to begin a new photographic series about women who sail and work on the water.  The Puffin Foundation “supports artists and art organizations who … Continue reading

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We Put an Offer in on a Boat!

Though I was done looking at boats in Florida, the whirlwind trip was not over yet. My flight left out of Miami early the next morning, leaving me some time to catch up with a college buddy and meet his … Continue reading

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Review of Fishermen’s Village Marina, Punta Gorda, FL

As our dream of boat ownership becomes more of a reality, we have begun seeking out marinas and boat yards.  While we are not sure exactly where we will be buying a boat, we have narrowed down our boat search … Continue reading

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Provisioning in Marsh Harbour – The Real Cost of Cruising

A frequent topic on cruisers forums and sailing blogs is the question “what does it cost?”.  A few weeks ago I wrote about how to save money and cut costs while cruising.  Today I offer some solid figures on provisioning … Continue reading

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Mermaid Reef – Bahamas Charter Day 4

Waking up in a peaceful, quiet harbor in the Bahamas does not get old.  Day four of our trip began, for me, with a leisurely morning filled with reading in bed, a cup of tea on the deck, and warm … Continue reading

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Northern Light (aka Baba Ganoush) – A Baba 35

After another lovely day in Florida, we finally needed to begin our return to the frozen north.  The first leg of our journey would take us from North Port, Florida, to Margaret’s Dad’s place in Lucedale, Mississippi, about nine hours … Continue reading

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Exploring Man-o-War Cay – Bahamas Charter Day 3

I woke up this morning at 7 a.m. (many of my friends are in shock and disbelief right now), and grabbed some juice and headed on deck to check out the anchorage.  The rest of the crew was discussing an … Continue reading

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“The Bad Tayana” – A Tayana 37 in Ft. Myers

Getting back to my folks’ place near Charlotte Harbor, on the west side of Florida, we were still itching to check out a few more boats in our last couple days in Florida.  While we did not have to find … Continue reading

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Safety first! Best practices for crew safety.

As we mentioned in a previous post, we attended several seminars at the Chicago Strictly Sail Boat Show last month.  While Jeff went to Safety Under The Water Line I checked out Safety At Sea which was put on by … Continue reading

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