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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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Hey, where did the island go?

Everyone cheers as the tanker arrives at Green Turtle Cay by Christine Kling I was running the engine last night for about an hour to charge my batteries. When I climbed out into the cockpit to shut her down, I … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s good to be home, which for us is now Harbortown Marina on Merritt Island. We spent the first couple of days back catching up with friends, including Tim and JoAnne  from Ex-Patriot and Scott and Susan … Continue reading

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Happiness in Hopetown

by Christine Kling It’s not everyday you meet some folks in a beach bar and get invited to their wedding less than a week later, but that is how things go here in Abaco. A week ago, I was anchored … Continue reading

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Crossing the Gulf Stream

By Mike Jastrzebski The sun is setting on our trip to the Bahamas this year. Between the time we spent anchored in Ft. Lauderdale and time spent here in the Bahamas we have been living on the hook for four months plus a … Continue reading

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