|Year #2...off to explore the BAHAMAS some more.|
We did it! We left the docks on time!
Imagine trying to buy almost all the food, paper products, cereals, canned goods, snacks, drinks and wine you plan to consume for the next 8 months. ..."We need these ....."..."We need to fix this"....."We need to buy more... "Remember to bring".....and so on. Next thing you know, you are stuck in this endless loop feeling locked to the dock. You feel as if you can't possibly be ready, you will never be ready, you have too much to do. This loop needs to be BROKEN by simply setting a date for departure and then busting your tail to get it all done and get off the dock. JUST LEAVE, get going, you can almost always fix it later or buy it down the road.
|A well stored boat. 10+ dock carts of stuff all|
stored and put away. Island Packets hold a lot!
|The TRIP LOG is reset to ZERO|
last year we logged 3,514+ nautical miles!
So, we are off the dock and we welcome you along for the ride. We will try to post reflections and insights and photos of the trip, sharing with you the life we are so lucky to be living. We are thankful for our health and our contentment....
Here are some photos of the start of our trip...you know I love to take photos...
|We had a fun rendezvous with the "CALIFORNIA KIDS," friends we|
met in Miami and sailed to the Bahamas with last year,
Cary and Tom of IP 37 Dragon's Toy.
|Departing our HOME...the Chesapeake Bay Bridge|
near Annapolis, MD
|Sailing into Annapolis, we passed WOODWIND,|
the mightly wooden schooner of Annapolis
|Radeen arrives shore via OUR CAR....the inflatable boat down in the water.|
This is our vehicle for the next 8 months. It is how we get to shore.
|Patricia and Radeen. We enjoyed dinner with our boat buddies|
Eric and Pat of IP-460 Cutter Loose. Like Dragon's Toy, they are Caribbean bound!
|Eric and Hayden sharing dinner at the Boatyard Grille's|
Full Moon Party in Eastport, MD.
|The best way to WINTERIZE your boat....HEAD SOUTH|
at 180 degrees and southbound we are for the next month+
|Nothing like arriving Solomons and having the Wm. B. Tennison pass by |
on a tour from the Calvert Marine Museum.
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