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Here Comes The Bride – A Sigh of Relief!

No, no, the relief is not because my daughter Julia is finally married!!! There’s no “finally” about it and we’re thrilled to have the best new son-in-law ever in Tim! Well, OK, as it turns out there was a ‘finally’ … Continue reading

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Croatian Interlude

Transients, that’s us! Our Vivacia is now safely ensconced here so we can fly away and cheat on her with another catamaran in Croatia. Tomorrow we spend a few days with friends in Venice, then ferry over to Split, Croatia … Continue reading

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Tangled, not Mangled!

A little good news. If you read my May 21 Perils of Pauline post, you know that we were down to one engine after snagging something underwater while drifting around waiting for a bridge to open. A few days ago … Continue reading

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A Dream Come True

A 12 year dream come true, Vivacia anchored off my brother’s dock in Annapolis! Ever since we decided back in San Francisco to retire onto a boat, we hoped one day to make it here. It didn’t happen quite how … Continue reading

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Blackwater Creek to Portsmouth – The Perils of Pauline

What a difference a day makes…in our surroundings, the nighttime sounds, and our own well-being. It all started out well enough with a lovely rest day, thanks to the North Landing Bridge failing in the closed position 10 miles up the … Continue reading

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May 18 – Almost to Norfolk

Just a day out of Norfolk…MAYBE. It all depends on whether or not they get the North Landing swing bridge fixed tomorrow. Seems as of midday today it’s stuck in the closed position. Too bad if it had to be … Continue reading

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Boats and Blogs, Starting Over – May 2017

Our life has taken a sharp right turn and landed on two hulls cruising up the east coast. So now seems like a good time to try a new tack with this blog as well. Sadly, I never managed to share the amazing … Continue reading

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Acapulco 2016

Instead of our usual winter cruising, right now we’re sitting at the dock in La Paz readying Vivacia for her soon-to-be new owner. The survey (like a home inspection) is on Feb. 27 and we have no doubt she will pass … Continue reading

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Going to the Gray Side

We interrupt this slowly appearing series of catch-up blogs to bring you this late-breaking news bulletin (Well, OK, so it’s not terribly breaking for those following along on Facebook, but it contains lots of pictures you haven’t seen): Our beautiful Vivacia is up … Continue reading

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Good Times and Guitars in Zihuatanejo

Here’s a happy look back at our March sojourn in Zihuatanejo. Dear friends Mike and Val of sister Caliber 40 Red Sky visited from San Franciso. They, Jim and Jess of Hajime, and we are all “Kuony Birds”, brought together by our boat dealer … Continue reading

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Barra, Santiago, Las Hadas, Oh My!

Here’s one more installment in my attempt to catch up my way-behind blog! After all the farewells to family and friends in Banderas Bay, we headed south along the mainland Mexico coast. Last year in Barra de Navidad the leaking head … Continue reading

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Banderas Bay (Puerto Vallarta) Jan 2016

Visits from family and friends are one of the best parts of cruising. First, daughter Julia and her fiancee, Tim, accompanied by friends Tomas and Kelsey, came to La Cruz and stayed at our favorite Simply Baku. Second, Elizabeth’s brother, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Guess Who?

Just in case you ever had the burning desire to sit down and chat with us for an hour or so about our journey to and views of the cruising life…here, for your viewing/listening pleasure (or perhaps as a sleep aid) … Continue reading

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Bahamas Adventure, December 2015

Once again laziness and Facebook (the devil?) made me neglect my beloved blog followers, for which I apologize. Pictures are worth 1000 words. So starting to make amends, here are snippets of our December 2015 Bahamas charter with Kimberley and Garth from sv Irish … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Part 3: La Cruz, Les Miserables, and La Paz!

Miserables, as in, don’t spend the dripping hot summer in La Cruz without air conditioning! What wimps. The third segment of our summer consisted of house sitting for our friend Marianne, owner of Simply Baku, the beachfront casitas where twice, … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Part 2: Family and Fireworks

No, No, the fireworks aren’t what happens when the family gets together. They’re from a spectacular July 4 fireworks show in Michigan. Michigan! Yes, we actually had to put on a sweater. And wear shoes. Geez. But first there was … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Part 1: Passage and Paradise

or, “The Long Hot Summer”, “The Endless Summer”, “Hot Town, Summer in the City”…ok,ok, so you get the idea. It was Hot! But first, I have a confession to make, having strayed over to the dark side to the detriment … Continue reading

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Boat: A Hole in the Water into which You Pour…

…Money, time, blood, sweat, tears…and of course love!  And did I mention money? We do indeed love our girl, but talk about high maintenance! I mean really, how many seven year olds do you know who insist on having a bottom … Continue reading

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That Irresistible Pull – Back to La Paz 3/15-27/15

People often ask if I’m afraid of being at sea. No, it’s what’s floating in the sea the scares me. Like stumps the size of refrigerators (house, not boat) with dozens of sharp roots protruding 2 or 3 feet. What if our … Continue reading

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A Fest for the Senses: Zihuatanejo 2/14-3/15, 2015

My dad loved to sing. We’re talking opera style here, head thrown back, eyes closed, making a “joyful noise unto the Lord.” He had a unique talent for hitting every note a slightly different amount off key. Unique, I thought, … Continue reading

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