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Visitors Underway

”aCappella, this is the United States Coast Guard. When was the last time you were boarded?” It was five years ago. A year or less and they typically give you a pass. But we don’t mind getting boarded. It’s an important function and we have always f…

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My Dirty Little Secret

I love Walmart. Well, maybe love is a bit strong. But as a liveaboard I have learned to appreciate, and sometimes long for, access to a Walmart. Why? Because at Walmart I can find anything I need – food, clothing, household goods of all sorts, even …

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She’s Walking!

One of the things we like about the boat is that we walk – alot. We both enjoy walking and like the exercise it gives us. We’ve walked miles to restaurants, shopping, for propane refills, dog parks, you name it. We’re both in need of haircuts and ju…

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Bald Head Island

We promised a week ago to relate our experience at Bald Head Island. The ActiveCaptain website has had unprecidented traffic and use this month. We’ve also been working on rolling out new promotional programs, so it’s been too busy and hectic. Sorry to…

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Time To Go

The plan was to get up at 6 am and head out for Myrtle Beach. All night we listened to the lines groaning as the boat was pushed and pulled by the wind. The morning greeted us with high winds, cold temperatures, and black ice on the docks. We&nbsp…

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What We’ll Miss

We plan on leaving Bald Head Island on Saturday and heading farther south to Myrtle Beach. What we have loved most about our stay here has been the great natural beauty that surrounded us everywhere we went. Most every night we were presented with a go…

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Kids Update

The kids have finally regained their rightful position at the center of the universe. At least of our universe. We are back on a schedule of daily romps on the beach, chasing birds, and running in the field.On New Years weekend, Will, who wo…

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Aw Shucks

About.com, you know that place you go on the internet to find out about anything, released a review of ActiveCaptain today. You can find it here:http://sailing.about.com/od/sailingareasdestination/gr/Activecaptain-Interactive-Cruising-Guidebook.htmP…

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Taking Pause

When I was 4 or 5 my family went to the World’s Fair in New York. I was young enough that I do not remember much but there are a couple of things that I clearly recall. One was the giant green Sinclair dinosaur and the wax replica they gave me. The oth…

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David Leslie Hillhouse

March 13, 1924 – December 20, 2010I miss your quiet presence, wry humor, and loving support. I thank you for giving me a love of music and learning, the strength and confidence to follow my beliefs, and a taste for adventure.I love you, Da…