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boatlife, lifestyle, Sailing

Following our noses in Brunswick, GA

With Savannah behind us, we were hoping to make it to Florida as quickly as possible. Unfortunately the weather had other plans. A pretty big front was moving in & bringing thunderstorms and some significant winds. After some quick research, we decided to tuck in at the Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA. Not tooRead more…

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boatlife, Sailing

Georgia on our minds…

Ah, Georgia – the most dreaded stretch of the ICW.  It is a land of twists & turns, 8 foot tides, ripping currents and treacherous shallows that must be transited with care. Many try to go offshore from South Carolina to Florida and bypass Georgia altogether. We certainly entertained that idea but a good weather window neverRead more…

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boat work, Gear

Boatyard Project – Solar Install

When we first decided to go cruising on Elara, I decided that adding a solar panel would be a necessity at some point.  It wasn’t really super-urgent while heading down the ICW (since we were motoring everyday anyway to charge the batteries), it was definitely a “do before we head to the islands” project.  SittingRead more…

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boatlife, lifestyle, Sailing

Wine-ing it up in Beaufort, SC

We were of course shaken up after our misadventure as we were leaving Charleston. We kept going over it in our heads to see what we could’ve done different, how we could have prevented it. Now we’d have to figure out how to get the replacement oars which means we’d have to stay somewhere longRead more…

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boatlife, lifestyle, Sailing

History and Food in Charleston

On January 29th, after many goodbyes and thank yous to everyone at the Charleston City Boatyard for taking care of us for two months, we set out for our next destination, our first since the big debacle. While we were in the Charleston area for two months, we were pretty far from the city centerRead more…

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boat work

Boatyard Project – Bimini Awnings

While I was hanging out in Philly and Ed was on the boat he was cooking up a few sewing projects for us. Once I got back to the boat, and after taking a few days to get over the fact that we were still in the boatyard, we got to it! Our boat hadRead more…

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boatlife, lifestyle

Liebster-fied!

One of the best things about this whole “cruising” lifestyle is the awesome folks you meet along the way.  The boating community in general seems to be a pretty friendly group, but there are some folks who you just have an immediate connection with beyond just having “the whole cruising thing” in common.  Ryan andRead more…

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On the Water Again!

Finally! With all the cosmetic damage repaired, our new rudder, and new bobstay we are back in the water! Took a short hop down to downtown Charleston for a week to check out the city – tons of fun, now we’re heading south again, currently in Beaufort for the next few days waiting out someRead more…

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boatlife, lifestyle

It’s the boatyard life for us…

You know that song from Annie, “It’s the hard knock life”? Well, it’s been playing in my head non-stop, except the words are “It’s the boatyard life for us…” It’s been about a month and a half that we’ve been “on the hard” (out of the water) – almost as much time as we’ve spentRead more…