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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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We Buy a Boat!

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March 19, 2018

We had expected to spend several months, to a year, looking at potential boats to purchase while we RV’d around the U.S. enjoying our new lifestyle. And then … we had lunch with our friends Jim and Sharon in Fort Lauderdale. Sharon pulled out her phone and showed us…


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Sailing Lessons on Biscayne Bay

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March 13, 2018

We knew we were seriously lacking of any sailing skills. We’d read every sailing book we could get our hands on. We’d attended about a half dozen boat shows where we’d attended dozens of seminars covering subjects from simple sailing techniques, to marine meteorology, to navigation.

Yet, we still didn’t…


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The Splendor of Cumberland Island

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February 27, 2018

St. Marys, GA … Gateway to Cumberland Island

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

Even if we were not enamored with Cumberland Island, we would want to spend time in sweet St. Marys. It’s a small 1700’s-era historic town with a big maritime…


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Freezing in Gulf Shores, Alabama

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January 29, 2018

“Live this year as if someone left the gate open.” – Author Unknown

We are still trying to keep warm, as in coats, scarves, gloves, socks! Swaying palms help, cold though they must be, and a big chunk of CokeCola Cake (yes, correct title) really helps, but still, how far…


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Leaving St. Charles, Missouri … How We Did It!

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February 13, 2018

“Don’t be too afraid to encounter risks. It’s by taking chances that we learn how to be brave” – Author Unknown

We started making serious plans about 3 years before we left our community and home of 24 years.  If we really intended to both retire and really start a…


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Welcome to WanderingOurWay.com!

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February 24, 2018

Thanks for visiting WanderingOurWay.com! We’re John and Jane, and not too long ago, back in December, 2017, we sold our house of twenty-four years just outside St. Louis, sold most of our belongings, put the important stuff in storage, purchased an RV, and headed south to warmth and adventure.

We…

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