Crew Changes and Plans

The blog has gone silent for the past week, which we apologize for.

Last Friday, Margaret got off the boat in Norfolk, Virginia, and headed back to Peoria for the dreaded four-letter word: work. She has been busy with traveling, getting our house in order, prepping for courses, and catching up with Illinois friends.

That same day, my cousin, Tim, flew into Norfolk to help me continue to bring the boat south. We have had a great time making our way to Wrightsville Beach, NC, which I will detail a bit in some future posts. Tomorrow, Tim departs out of Wilmington.

The following day, Tuesday, my Dad arrives in Wilmington. He will be with me the rest of the way down the ditch (aka, the Intracoastal Waterway or ICW) to St. Mary’s, Georgia, some 400 miles away. We are pulling the boat there so that we can be both north of Florida (and the 3000 dollar increase in insurance that comes with being south of the St. Mary’s River) and in a warmer place, so that Margaret and I can do some much needed work on the boat over the winter.

I just wanted to let everyone know that Margaret, myself, Bear, and our various crew are all doing well, despite the lack of posts and the physical distance between us. And we will have lots more posts in the coming weeks.

A nasty storm line rolling through Wrightsville Beach. Thunderstorms have become a daily reality - and concern - as we get further south.

A nasty storm line rolling through Wrightsville Beach. Thunderstorms have become a daily reality – and concern – as we get further south.

Another epic set of clouds, this one from Beaufort, NC.

Another epic set of clouds, this one from Beaufort, NC.

 

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