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The Boat Table

In our workout room we have a large folding table. I can’t remember why we put it there but over the years it has turned into “the boat table.” Whenever we purchase something for the boat or run across something in the house we want to bring to the boa…

July 4th

We apologize for being so remiss in our blog. Life has been busy here on land but there’s just not the same day-to-day changes we experience onboard. We’ve been totally swamped with ActiveCaptain.But this past weekend was the 4th of July. Not only is t…

Settling Back Home

We’ve been home for a week and the mail is sorted – well thrown away actually. The bags and boxes have been unpacked. The kids settled right back in with Dyna finding her favorite chair and Dylan splitting time between watching for squirrels out the su…

Happy Birthday to Dyna!

If you believe the “dog years” theory then Dyna is 91 years old today. I think she’s doing pretty well for such an old bird. Today reminds us that every day with Dyna is a gift. For Dyna, it’s just another day. And like every day since we’ve docke…

Bad Decision

The longer we’ve cruise the more unabashed weather wimps we’ve become. It seems like every year we reduce the wave height and wind predictions that we consider acceptable. Hey, it’s suppose to be fun!We have learned to be perfectly content sitting at a…

Bad Decision

The longer we’ve cruise the more unabashed weather wimps we’ve become. It seems like every year we reduce the wave height and wind predictions that we consider acceptable. Hey, it’s suppose to be fun!We have learned to be perfectly content sitting at a…

Saying goodbye to dolphins…

From the moment we reach Beaufort, NC heading south in the Fall, dolphins are a common sight any time we’re in salt water and especially offshore. Dylan loves dolphins. From that first sighting in October/November, every time he runs to the bow over th…

Electronics meltdown at sea…

We departed Charleston before 7 am on Monday headed offshore, directly to Beaufort, NC.  The 205 nm offshore route would take us all day and all night. We’d arrive in Beaufort/Morehead City around 10 am on Tuesday morning.We’ve gone offshore here …

Farwells and Preparations

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in Charleston for 2 months. This is the longest time we’ve spent aboard at one place. But what better place to hang out than Charleston?This morning was bittersweet as Dyna and Dylan made their way to their final romp at…

My Older Brother

Joel was born 30 minutes before me, so technically that makes him my older brother. For most of our lives he has been quick to point that out. Yesterday was no exception.A few weeks back Joel called to say that the East Coast Kayak & Canoe Festival…