We had a great “first” night sail since starting our Southbound journey to Florida. Our route took us from Southport, NC to Charleston, SC. We opted for the “outside” path since the ICW stretch between us and our
Well – our scheduled departure from the Chesapeake is near. We are in full “trip prep” mode. Projects are finished or now being put away (until the next lay-over port); Stowage plans are getting dusted off (we’ve been
So I had an idea…I run across many cruising threads in my virtual travels discussing ways to deter thieves and I wonder…will it happen to us? Call me anal-retentive on the subject of safety and security – must be
Haul out to do some big maintenance-Check (May)! Sea trials to ensure the work was done well-Check (June)! Get out of the haul-out marina and into our cruising prep-stage area-Check (July)! Update insurance coverage for cruising plan-Check!
Convenient (no hassle) transport is an interesting habit to change. We down-sized in FEB by gifting our Jeep to our oldest son (he was ecstatic). We did it again this past week by shipping the new Mazda to our retirement villa in Florida (our land-base). All that is left is the RIB, 2 folding bikes and an aluminum dock cart – although these are pretty neat toys and work well for us…especially since we had our “motorcycle mechanic/engineer” son put a 2-stroke motor on one of them in exchange for the Jeep gift.