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Dodging Crab Pots on Albemarle Sound and Looking for Jane’s Rose

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September 1, 2018

After a quiet night at our Deep Point anchorage, we had a short, easy day sailing and motoring up the Alligator River. Now, for those of us from the Midwest, we think of a river as a long, slender, winding waterway. Jane and I have always thought a river…


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50 MPH Storm Wall Spun Us Around Like a Tonka Toy!

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August 15, 2018

Our planned short stay in Beaufort, NC was extended significantly by the need for alternator maintenance. We’d noticed that the alternator had stopped charging and providing a signal to our tachometer a couple of days out, so we decided that Beaufort would be a good place to get things…


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We Were Attacked by an Osprey While Showering!!!

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August 6, 2018

Our return to Southport, NC and Dejarlo after a thirteen-day absence was filled with anticipation. We missed being on the boat and were anxious to see how Dejarlo handled all the inclement weather Southport had experienced while we were gone. As we pulled into the marina parking lot, not…


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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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