If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say….

Our great friends on Chloe III, that we met in West Palm Beach.  We met up with them on our transit south in Beaufort, SC in November.  Great to catch up with them!

OK.  I admit.  I’ve been REALLY silent, and all-out-absent, on this blog for the past several weeks. But I couldn’t write…  Because, as the title of this post intimates, “If you don’t have anything nice to say… don’t say anything at all.” People close to us have been “in” on our complete situation.  And, I have not wanted to rant Online over things I cannot control. However, I want to sincerely THANK all of my friends that I have seen in-person over the past several months, because they have graciously allowed me to vent to them. We wrote back in the beginning of July last year about how “Plans Never … Continue reading

Finding that Magical Place Called Cruising

Holy Mackerel!

We made it to the Keys, and were able to make it to John Pennekamp State Park from Miami in about a half a day.  There was no wind, so it was another day of motoring, but it was a fairly nice day of cruising.  We love the hues of the ocean from the light to cerulean blues. The approach to the park by water is interesting; as one friend described it, “You hear the banjos playing.” [And you had to be born in the 60s or 70s to even get that reference, and we're all still scarred by it.].   You have to drive through fairly narrow channels in … Continue reading

Port Royal, SC: Friends, Sailors, and Lots of Marines!

The Parris Island USMC Band.

After two days underway from Morehead City, we conducted a peaceful sea and anchor detail at midnight into Port Royal Sound with the tide.  James and I anchored at about 3AM just off of the Port Royal Landing Marina where we were due to arrive later that morning. Our friends from Maine on Chloe III had arrived the day before, and our good friends that retired to Port Royal from Annapolis lived in the small community adjacent to the marina.  We were excited that we had caught up with Chloe III, and we were so happy that we were able to stop to see our Annapolis friends. We were lucky … Continue reading