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Thank you Barney

by Christine Kling Majuro, November 23, 2014 – which means it is November 22 in Florida right now. Exactly one year ago today I was sitting in the main salon of my boat Talespinner at Harbortown Marina in Merritt Island, … Continue reading

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Almost lost our mooring ball!

By Mike Jastrzebski Not as in the dangerous, we could have lost our boat way, but more like a I should have thought things out and planned accordingly way. As of today we have been in St. Augustine for a … Continue reading

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Ghost walking in St. Augustine.

By Mike Jastrzebski One of the nice things about being in St. Augustine is the cruisers’ net. Along with broadcasting weather and boating information every morning at 9 a.m., the people who broadcast the net do a good job of … Continue reading

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St. Augustine

By Mike Jastrzebski We’ve been in St. Augustine for nearly two weeks now and I have to admit that it’s a pleasant place. As much as we would like to head south, we’ve decided to stay here for awhile. The … Continue reading

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Writing vs. cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski I know I’m not the only writer/cruiser that has this problem, but I have a hard time writing and cruising. Most of my books have been written while we were at the dock. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Traveling again

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re leaving Charleston Saturday the 11th and do not expect to reach St. Augustine until late afternoon on Monday the 13th so I will not be posting much of a blog this week. It’s been hectic since … Continue reading

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Boat dogs — plural

  by Christine Kling And then there were two. Dogs I mean. Well, make that four really. Two humans and two dogs. That’s my new family. Ten months ago I flew down to Fiji to meet this singlehanded sailor guy … Continue reading

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Bedtime shorts

By Mike Jastrzebski Just arrived in Charleston, S.C. from Beaufort, N.C. (1:00 PM Monday) No internet for 7 days. Sailed through 20-25 knot winds and rain. Slept 2 nights in the cockpit sitting on cockpit chairs while waves and rain … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

By Mike Jastrzebski There are really two questions here. The first is why is Mary the official prop scraper on Rough Draft? The second is why is Mary the best sailing and cruising partner a man could ask for? As … Continue reading

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Heading home

By Mike Jastrzebski Just a short post this week. We’ve been busy getting the boat ready to head back down south. We say we’re heading home but the truth is we don’t have a real home right now. We consider … Continue reading

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