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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…

PetStep

One of the first acquisitions we made for the boat was the PetStep. We originally purchased it to help our beloved Tucker get on and off the boat in a variety of challenging dock situations. He quickly learned to navigate up and down the ramp when t…

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Bustling Charleston

We received a call this weekend from our good friends Gene and Kathy wondering what was up as we have been remiss with our blog. Yes, it’s true. We finished our big push with the new ActiveCaptain functions last week and took a couple of days off …

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Puppy Chow

Our first Lab was an 80 pound black male named Duke. He lived to the ripe old age of 15 but never was able to adapt to the old lobster boat we had at the time. As a puppy Duke ate Purina Puppy Chow. Since then all of our dogs have learned that “pupp…

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The Kids Are All Right

One of the most common questions we receive about life onboard is, “How do the dogs like the boat?” Two big dogs on a boat can certainly be a challenge at times, but trust us, these kids are just fine on the boat. Dyna is happiest laying on the st…

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Temperamental Charleston

Since we’ve been here the weather has seemed to change every time we turn around. One day it’s warm and sunny, the next cold and blustery. Each morning as we pull on clothes to go to the dog park we debate how many layers to put on – or not.A few da…

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BFF’s Reunited

Dyna and Dylan don’t care about Charleston’s fine dining and shopping or historical architecture or the many cultural events. All they care about is the dog park next to the marina.Every morning around 7 am they’re up and ready to go, paci…