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Her slow journey back ???

Life on the dock-

  •  6/24/2017 11:19:41 AM
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Brunswick layover We have been here in Brunswick, Georgia for over a week now. We have signed up for a month, not really intending to stay that long. But the marina has the rates set, so that if you are here a week, you are better off to go to the monthly plan. The only issue is that we have to watch our power consumption as they then meter the power at .23 per kilowatt hour. With that we are turning off AC units as we can, to stay comfortable and to try to save power. Brunswick Landing Mar...
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Leaving Florda

More of the ditch and then open-ocean We spent a total of 8 days in Stuart Florida. This is plenty of time really, as we were not really very happy about the lack of local transportation.  We were planning to head north with my mom on board and get her close to Orlando Florida to drop her off at the airport in about a week, and decided Cocoa Florida would work as a convenient drop off point. We ventured down the river and back to the cross roads, of the St Lucie River and the Intracoastal Wate...
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The Real World?

  •  5/26/2017 4:04:45 AM
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(Ted) Florida photos We’ve been in Florida now for almost a month. It’s been a bit of a head spin to be back in the states, after nearly 6 months in the Bahamas, and of course coming directly from New Zealand. The US always seems so full on. It’s been a great time though, being back in South Florida. We have had a chance to catch up with some old friends, my mom has finally made it onto the boat to stay for a while, and we got to spend some quality time with Jerry (my sort of removed broth...
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Returning to the real world

photos Florida Bound We departed Highborne Cay on the 22 April after a couple of nights among pseudo yachts (my term for wanna be super yachts). The weather forecast is for a late cold front to move into the area, with winds clocking around to the west for the next few days.  Chris Parker is then calling for a 3-4 day window after the front to move westward with light winds building slightly from the east. Our trip back across the Yellow banks was okay. The winds were still blowing about 15...
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Exploring the Exuma Land and Sea Park

  •  4/23/2017 9:32:45 AM
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Pipe Cay and Exuma Land and Sea Park and the UNTOLD Story We continued north for a short trip to the Pipe Creek area which fellow cruisers particularly Sea Turtle had ranked amongst their favourite Exuma areas. It is a grouping of small cays connected by a lot of shallow water which for us is only accessible by dinghy. We anchored off Pipe Cay amongst the usual superyacht contingent who had set up private beach parties on various white sandy beaches. These involve loading up one of the large t...
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Heading back North

  •  4/21/2017 8:31:50 AM
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We are now planning for the return trip back to the states. We need to go back through Nassau to have Jenny’s passport stamped with her B1B2 VISA, before we can take the boat into the US. Jenny wants to meet up with her girlfriend from Dublin who is visiting Orlando in May. So we decided that we would try to make it back to South Florida for that to happen. Our last night in George Town was spent on board Tabula Rasa, a lovely N55, hosted by Scott and Paula, and we also met Dieter and Christia...
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Southern Star in North Palm Beach
Southern Star in North Palm Beach
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Where are we now?

 
Brunswick Landing Marina, Georgia
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Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017
Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017