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Sailing to the Disappearing Island of Tangier

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October 1, 2018

Having spent two thoroughly enjoyable days at anchor in the East River off Mobjack Bay, Virginia, we made our way back out into the Chesapeake and headed towards our next destination, Deltaville, Virginia. While we were only a little more than ten miles “as the crow flies” from Deltaville,…


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Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers, Submarines and a Beautiful Hideaway in the Chesapeake

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September 20, 2018

After five days “on the hard” at Atlantic Yacht Basin, in Chesapeake, Virginia, having our leaking prop shaft seal replaced, it was time to head north again. Our destination was, and has been for the past four months, the Chesapeake Bay. We were so close to it now, we…


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Avoiding Snakes and Deadheads in the Great Dismal Swamp!

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September 9, 2018

Heading north on the Atlantic InterCoastal Waterway, you come to a point in your journey where you need to decide on one of two ways to make the transit from the Albemarle Sound to Norfolk, VA. Soon after entry into the Albemarle from the Alligator River, you can either…


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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);…