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We miss it.

By Mike Jastrzebski St. Augustine is okay, but Mary and I both miss the clear blue waters of the Bahamas. So what are we going to do about it? Those of you who read this blog have probably noticed that … Continue reading

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Stranded Naked Blues-Available for Pre-Order.

By Mike Jastrzebski Stranded Naked Blues is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble,           The Apple Store, and Kobo for $3.99. The actual publication and deliver date is June 14th, but if you are thinking … Continue reading

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Cruising through the holidays

By Mike Jastrzebski St. Augustine Nights of Lights. The holidays are a favorite time of mine for cruising. Maybe it’s because eleven years ago on Thanksgiving day when we were new to cruising and making our way down the Tenn-Tom waterway from … Continue reading

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The sunsets of our life

By Mike Jastrzebski Our cruising life that is. On September 2nd Mary and I celebrated our eleven year anniversary of living aboard Rough Draft and I thought I would post some of the nicer sunsets we’ve experienced while traveling over those … Continue reading

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Friends, boats, and cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski A couple of things happened this week that made me think about making friends and cruising. One of those things was a visit by Chris Kling and her new boyfriend, the other was an email from marina … Continue reading

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Those unexpected expenses.

By Mike Jastrzebski We’ve been budgeting for our next cruise and like every other time that we’ve left the dock and headed for a new destination, the costs have outpaced the expectations. Last year we added dinghy davits and solar … Continue reading

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It keeps on going…an update on our Atomic Four Engine

By Mike Jastrzebski Like the Energizer Bunny our Atomic four engine at times seems unstoppable. I can’t count the number of times I’ve wanted to give up on this engine, but even though I hate working on engines, every time a … Continue reading

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Making a big mental shift

by Christine Kling After two and a half days of motoring up the ICW, I arrived here at Harbortown Marina in Merritt Island, my new home for the hurricane season. Folks who live up north think of the usual four … Continue reading

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Where the hell are my ruby slippers?

by Christine Kling I’m back home in the USA, but I swear, it feels like Oz to me. Seriously. I left Green Turtle Cay late in the afternoon on Saturday, July 6 and motored the ten miles up to Powell … Continue reading

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My Independence Day 2013

by Christine Kling I just dinghied out to my boat as the last blue light of dying day glowed on the horizon. I headed for the masthead light I’d left on. Barney and I had been at the after race … Continue reading

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