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Hunkering Down

One of the lessons that can take awhile for us humans to learn is that we can’t have it all – despite what that perfume commercial from the 70’s tried to tell us. Oh come on, you remember “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan…” Hated that…

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FOAC’s are Everywhere!

One of the best parts of starting down the Intracoastal Waterway is that we’re in close proximity to a lot of boats. We’re now tied up between the lock and bridge at Great Bridge, Virgina watching all the snow birds making their way south. The picture …

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Sous Chef

Our galley is what is known in the cruising community as a “one butt galley.” We have managed to work both of our backsides in by performing this elaborately coordinated dance. Still we often collide and have to adjust with a “Would you please step to …

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The Storm

All day, we knew it was coming. Winds grew from 15 kts to 30 during the morning and afternoon. At anchor, I keep a wind alarm at 25 kts and it’s never a good thing when I increase it. Still, we were very safe and secure.Around 3 pm the National Weather…

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Corrotoman River East Branch…

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Home Again at Olverson’s

Living on a boat is a bit like being a gypsy. We wander from place to place, rarely staying for too long at any one. Each place has its charm or event or people and places to see or a dog park. But where is home? I mean, where is that place t…

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Help

No, we’re not sending out an SOS. But we can all use some help from time to time.We had planned on leaving Solomons today but Jeff felt a bit under the weather yesterday so we fell behind. Today we are getting out an ActiveCaptain newsletter which will…

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Speaking…

October 10th – the day we all turn back into pumpkins. For the last 6 weeks we’ve been speaking at various rendezvous or preparing to speak at them. Yesterday’s double session with the Krogen Cruisers annual rendezvous was our last for a while. Th…

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Arrgh…Married Again!

Every five years, Karen and I have gotten re-married. We’ve gone as far as flying to Las Vegas to getting re-married by a local minister in Castine. So with our 25th anniversary, the 5 year alarm clock went off.I called the City of Baltimore and attemp…

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Fells Point Fun

It doesn’t take a festival to have fun in Fells Point but boy, what a festival there was this weekend. Sandwiched between two storm fronts, the weekend festival covered a few miles of closed streets with hundreds of booths, food items, and fun.We found…