So we’ve been spending a little time on the new sailboat and gotten to know the locals. This crew of ducklings is fearless. They will eat most anything but really like fancy oyster crackers. We will have more updates on the boat including a proper introduction once we get back
Boating season begins but… we are now boatless. Our 2006 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer sold yesterday. The name has been removed and the new owner is taking it down to its new home in Deltaville, VA as I type this. But with endings come beginnings and we have several new
Where has the time gone? I’m writing about events in June and its friggin August. Time to catch up. For the month of June we decided to spend more time on the 340. With the goal of becoming long term cruisers after retirement we decided to see how living aboard
We promise we are still alive. Its been over a month since we last posted and man we’ve been busy. First and foremost we passed our US Sailing Association Basic Keel Boat Certification. We spent three weekends studying basic sailing on a J80 that was trying to kill us. Our
We’ve officially opened our travel season. The marina turned on the water so Star Keeper has been dewinterized and is getting a spring cleaning this weekend. We’ve also scheduled 3 camping trips in April where we will mix our camping and boating hobbies as we take our Basic Keelboat certification
While camping and general travel adventures typically only require a standard weather forecast that can be found on your favorite local TV station, radio station, or weather app (ours is Accuweather) spending multiple nights out on the hook while boating can require a bit more detail. I was turned onto
Swinging between camping/boating weather and close to freezing is really having a psychological effect on me. On one hand I’m anxious to get moving but on the other hand I have several projects to get done before our busy season. The shroud is coming along but will be a bit close.
Over the weekend we attended Prince William Marina’s Annual Slipholders Party and as with the first one it was a blast. This annual event was actually the first one we attended back in February of 2015. We had not even closed on “Getting Away” yet and our sales guy Steve