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Savannah, SC to Southport, NC … and the Bridge that Wouldn’t Open

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July 30, 2018

Our time at the Isle of Hope Marina, just outside Savannah, was an unforgettable experience. This is a truly amazing city, filled with stark beauty and epic history. Of the sixteen days tied up at the marina, eight of those days John spent solo as Jane flew to Shreveport…


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North to Seductive Savannah …

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July 25, 2018

Seductive, captivating, beautiful, charming, endearing and elegant, entrancing, bewitched by a little voodoo here and there …

Yes, Savannah, Georgia is all this and more: hot, humid, muggy, sweaty. But… I’m just putting it out here, I love Savannah. Like I love Cumberland Island and my grands (sons, nephews, niece),…


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A Few Words from Jane and Jane’s Mother …

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July 24, 2018

A Few Words from Jane and Jane’s Mother …
Daisy Louise Schlichtemier
March 31, 1926 – July 9, 2018
You’ve heard the phrase, or a variation, “fierce like a mother lioness”.  My siblings’ and my Mother was like that. She cared about protecting children, most especially her own:

“I apologize for being so…


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Not to Be Rude to Floridians, BUT …

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June 15, 2018

Not to be Rude to Floridians, BUT … We’re Outta Here!
“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.” – Jane Austen in a letter to a friend
We have loved Florida for years – in our car (with AC); in our hotels (with AC);…


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Fernandina Beach to St. Mary’s and Cumberland Island

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June 11, 2018

After a couple of very pleasant days and nights moored off Fernandina Beach, it was time to head north to our next destination, St. Mary’s, Georgia. A simple ten-mile journey, we’d been able to see the St. Mary’s waterfront using binoculars since arriving in Fernandina Beach.

We dropped away from…


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Heading North to St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach

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June 5, 2018

Daytona Beach to St. Augustine

After resolving a couple of electrical issues and waiting for the rains to slow a bit, it was time to say goodbye to Daytona Beach and continue north. We’d spent a week here, met some wonderful new friends (thanks Gordan and Kim on s/v Current…


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Our New Basic Need … WEATHER!

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June 1, 2018

We recall the day not too long ago when are basic needs were simple – food, shelter and clothing. Oh, how things have changed!

When we crawl out of bed in the morning the very first thing we do – long before coffee, long before thoughts of breakfast, long before…


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Melbourne to Daytona Beach

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May 26, 2018

We left Melbourne Harbor Marina at about 10 am on a cloudy, misty day, headed north. Our goal was Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona Beach (a three-day trip that turned out to be two) where we had plans to meet with a boat electrician to deal with some wiring…


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Heading North on the ICW

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May 15, 2018

On Saturday, May 12th, anxious but with some reluctance, we left our slip in Fort Pierce City Marina, filled up with diesel at the fuel dock, pumped out both heads, and headed out into the ICW, northbound. We had been a part of this community and marina for thirty…


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Our Time in Fort Pierce and the CLODs

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May 12, 2018

The day after we arrived back in Fort Pierce from St. Louis to move aboard Dejarlo, we moved her (along with help from our friends Jim and Sharon) from the private dock where she had been living into the Fort Pierce City Marina, a terrific facility giving us access…

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