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Preparations

  It’s a while until we set off again, though that number in years is close enough to have us flurrying with project lists and budget crunching. Suffice it to say we are closer to heading off again than we … Continue reading

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Life on board

April 9, 2017 No, we’re not “out there” yet, but the fact remains that when we get to the boat (ahhhh), we get to live on it. And life on board can be tight, complicated, and unbelievably awkward. Making the bed … Continue reading

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Working out, Calypso style

Have computer, will travel workout. Er, more like have computer will travel AND workout. Love having streaming videos available at my fingertips anywhere I have wifi. Sure, I’ve got discs, and an external drive, so when I don’t have wifi, I … Continue reading

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Preparations begin

March 26, 2017 Bread is rising, the dishwasher is humming. I’ve just returned to the kitchen from a trip to the garage, where I eyeballed the dinghy engine, the generator, and the garden sprayer we use as a shower. Yes, … Continue reading

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Reentry, with speedbumps

September 6, 2010 Charlottesville, Virginia I sit here, listening to some bird or another.  The morning is cool and perfectly clear, sun dappling the backyard through the still-full trees.  My coffee, a present from cruising friends in Guatemala, is warm … Continue reading

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Jeremy home, safe and sound

June 11, 2010 Charlottesville, VA Jeremy arrived here safe and sound last Monday afternoon, driving a van absolutely chock full of boat things.  We have spent the week sorting and pitching, organizing and storing.  Tomorrow we head back to Calypso … Continue reading

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Jeremy in Virginia

June 5 Charlottesville, VA Last email from Jeremy has him locked out of the Deep Creek lock in the Dismal Swamp as of about 3:30 this afternoon.  He should be in Norfolk tonight.  Welcome back to Virginia! Life continues apace … Continue reading

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