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Brunswick to Ft. Lauderdale (Part 3)

Friday, August 4, 2017 Podcasts occupied my time during my midnight and 6am shifts. They helped considerably in distracting my mind from my desire to sleep for the first hour, but as the second hour ticked away I kept looking at my watch more frequently as I fantasized about getting back in bed. At 6am, when I took the helm, …

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Brunswick to Ft. Lauderdale (Part 2)

Thursday, August 3, 2017 Day 2 to Ft. Lauderdale …my alarm went off for my midnight shift and I shuffled up the stairs just in time to see Brandy throw up outside the cockpit. I think it was that shift. It was raining. I think it was that night. Brandy went downstairs. Dan gave me a run down of the …

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Brunswick to Ft. Lauderdale (Part 1)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 We spent several days in the Brunswick marina where Dan did some boat projects and Brandy and I worked on our respective businesses. My girlfriend, Caitlin, also flew into town and we all spent a day/night in Savannah having entirely too much fun…   And then it was time to leave…   I woke up at …

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Back to Brunswick

Thursday, July 27, 2017 I slept like a baby after a night of chocolate whiskey and sleeping in the A/C. We all woke up around 7:00am or so and plugged away at our respective projects. Brandy worked on some bookkeeping, I worked on a business I’m trying to startup, and Dan researched the market. The boat ran aground into the …

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Change of Plans After a Change of Plans

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 We woke up at 6am and Dan immediately checked the weather. There are supposed to be thunderstorms off the coast all afternoon. He isn’t keen on potentially battling rain, wind, waves, and an outgoing tide on our way back in, so we’ve decided to motor around a couple hours in the channels to gauge whether or …

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Happy Birthday, Dan!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Dan and I talked about going to bed for a couple of hours last night which pushed our sleeping back to 12:30am. We 90% wanted to keep drinking boxed wine and talk about nothing, and 10% wanted to wait until the tide turned around to see what would happen we swung back around in the channel. …

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Playing a Carnegie Piano, Bike Crashes, and Throwing Stuff Overboard!

Sunday, July 23, 2017 I got up at about 10am or so, made breakfast, and we got moving. There is another Carnegie mansion on the island about seven miles north of us that is restored, maintained, and offers free tours. We decided the walk was a little too far and to take our bikes instead. We didn’t leave the boat …

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First Day On Anchor

Saturday, July 22, 2017 Our first full day living on the boat, not in a marina, anchored, relying on the engine, generator, and Dan’s competence to keep us all alive! Yay! My alarm was set for 6am, but although I woke up a few times to Dan and Brandy being awake and stirring around, I didn’t get up until 10:30am …

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We’re Outta’ Here!

Friday, July 21, 2017 After a day of traveling to the boat in Brunswick, GA from NYC and 3 hours of sleep, Dan, Brandy, and I slipped out of the marina life and and finally started leisurely travel instead of that dictated by boat projects. Finally! The boat backed out of the slip and rounded back up to head out …

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Biking Escapades

We are planning to leave Brunswick on Friday morning so we are trying to get Maverick ready to go.  I swear that we just moved her a couple of days ago, but somehow it seems we have tons of things to do to get her ready to sail…or motor. Dan worked on the engine some more to try to figure …