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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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What I hate about cruising.

By Mike Jastrzebski Sorry to say it but it’s true, cruising is not all about island hopping and cocktails in the cockpit. Most of the time cruising is fun and exciting, but what I hate about it can be described … 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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Ah that smell!

By Mike Jastrzebski I have to admit that on occasion I miss the smell of paper books. Don’t get me wrong, I do all of my reading on my Kindle. In fact I’ve had a Kindle since the Kindle 1 … Continue reading

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Home at last!

by Christine Kling We’re back! I’m sitting here once again at the Tide Table Restaurant in Majuro watching a tropical rain shower beat against the windows. This is home. We left Ontario, California on Tuesday at noon, and with layovers, … Continue reading

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Sittin’ and contemplatin’

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s a beautiful morning here in Deltaville. 75 degrees, partly sunny, a little breeze and the boat’s gently rocking, and I’m just sitting in the cockpit, drinking coffee, and contemplating about what to write. I’m not talking … Continue reading

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Up a creek and loving it

By Mike Jastrzebski Right now we’re anchored on Jackson Creek across from the Deltaville Marina in Deltaville, VA. It’s a quiet anchorage, especially during the week, and is very well protected on three sides. But it gets a bit lumpy … Continue reading

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Boat fever

by Christine Kling We packed up our bags and left LEARNATIVITY on a mooring in Majuro on February 21st, and while I thought I would be returning, but it was by no means a sure thing, so I didn’t leave … Continue reading

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Heading on up

By Mike Jastrzebski Just a short post today. We left Beaufort on Thursday heading north along the intracoastal waterway and are currently 130 miles from Norfolk. When we left the weather was beautiful and we were even able to sail … Continue reading

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