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what a feeling!

Wow!  What a feeling! We have felt so many emotions since the morning of the launching.  Someone who watched the launch from the webcam described it perfectly, ” . . . excitement / tension / joy / palpitations, and then finally to get onboard as the boat moves gently, floating in the water, finally, moving … Continue reading »

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floating at last

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today’s view

The view from our boat today.   The boat is waxed.  The life raft is in the rack.  The dinghy is ready to be hoisted.  The old batteries have been removed.  Both engines purr like kittens.  Dock lines are on deck.  Thru hulls are being checked.  Now, we are cleaning and doing odd jobs. return … Continue reading »

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all play & no work

Ever since Wil’s early retirement last Friday, we have worked absolutely every day on the boat.  Even on a down day, there would be at least a little bit of work.  But, not for the past 24 hours! Wil’s sister and niece flew in from California, on their way to look at east coast colleges. … Continue reading »

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boots are hung

On his last day of work, Wil quite literally hung up his boots, symbolizing of the end of his landscaping career and marking the beginning of what is now his life as a mariner.  He will miss the many good people whom he worked with for so many years, but he is ready for the … Continue reading »

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GO ! ! !

                                      We are on our way! What a feeling!  What a relief.  The rush of emotions felt.  Twelve years to reach this point.  Eight years of driving every weekend, all in the name of getting a boat. … Continue reading »

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set . . .

One more day until we are together as a family for 24/7.  Yes, we like that idea!   return to home page   Tweet

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ready . . .

  Two days until no more driving to the coast every weekend.   return to home page Tweet

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on our mark . . .

  Three more days until no cell phones.   return to home page Tweet

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load four of four

Pictures speak a thousand words. The photos may say a lot, but one funny story must be told. This morning, we were moving at a high rate of speed in order to get the truck loaded.  There was a lot of unsettled weather in the area, and we needed to hit the road as soon … Continue reading »

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