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

The Sailor’s Confessional: Purchasing Problems

Big Box Store Shopping!

Ok.  I have a problem.  It’s not a 12-step problem  (not that I admit!), and it’s actually quite funny. We have committed to moving aboard the boat in less than a year.  Very exciting, however, I find myself going through the following mental gymnastics/ decision tree almost every time I am at a store purchasing something, or lamenting over purchasing something online: 1.  Do I really need this? 2. Can I use all of this over the next year? 3.  I can get by with the one I already have, can’t I? 4. Can I take this/ use this on the boat? However, I admit, I am getting *weird* about … Continue reading

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Over the past two years, I feel as though I have not had the time, nor emotional or mental “space” to post on this blog.   However, every time I return hoping to post, I always feel like the title of the post should be : “Life always gets in the way.” Except, I’ve already used that title. Wow… I have realized why so many people never actually achieve their sailing dreams.  We bought a boat in December of 2012.  It was not our dream boat, but it was our dream price.  However, it was a great boat and very similar to our dream boat… so it was not a … Continue reading