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Home for the Holidays

As the song goes, there's no place like home for the holidays and we all know home is where the heart is. Couple this with rainy weather a gazillion cars in a hurry to get home, crowded airports, plane delays, and a tight budget going home is a little stressful this year. Even still, the confidence I gained from my summer solo sail has even given me the hutzpah to stand tall, be a frugal shopper and take perhaps a much needed break from sailing.



After 62 days of solo cruising I came… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on November 25, 2009 at 9:32am — 1 Comment

And hurricane season has only 2 more weeks!!!

Hurricane Ida missed Florida but as we all know, the further north states got some major weather. O Town was glad to dodge the bullet, as it were.



There were gusty winds on Monday and Tuesday of last week but no rain to speak of. We have gone from twice a week water rationing to once a week water rationing. We do need rain but are glad we didn't get a major storm or flooding. I hope everyone one who was affected is doing all right now.



I am now preparing for a week… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on November 16, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Novemeber 15th...last day to sail....mid 60's...very light winds ...but good enuf for sailing fiends.......

So after making appointment for Tuesday to be hauled out we figured one more sail! Even double checked and made sure getting hauled on Tues. at 2 pm. Call Bob for the last sail. Planning on removing sails and batteries off Twizzled after a short sail today. We all get there, stop into office to talk about shrinkwrapping and make sure they will be hauling on tues. as Norine taking a half day from work. Secretary informs us...boat is out already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We said, who ok'd… Continue

Added by Terri on November 15, 2009 at 7:00pm — 17 Comments

Why is it Called a Noreaster When it Comes From the South?

That's my question for the day. Hurricaine Ida took a stroll up from Alabama to hit us here in Hampton Roads, Virginia yesterday. We were expecting strong winds and rain, but nothing too terrible, I thought. What we got was 60 - 75 MPH winds (that's category 1, folks) and flooding.

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Added by Anne on November 13, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

What prompted our family to go cruising

Today’s post is the introduction to Sailing Faith: The Long Way Home. I plan on making the book available for purchase in time for Christmas, and wish to have an idea of how many to order. Please click here to express a nonbinding interest in ordering.



INTRODUCTION



Just because you’re a great nobleman, you think you’re a great genius! Nobility, riches, a title, high positions, that all makes a man… Continue

Added by Gregg A Granger on November 9, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Moving Day

Well....it didn't start out to be moving day.....I loaded the car to the roof (for the third time) and set off on the 3 hour trek to Kinsale. (First time I got there and was informed the marina was holding the boat for debts, second time I destroyed a tire about halfway there and had to return home....)



A little backstory....here are the photos of the marina and boat from when I bought it back at the end of May, when I found out it wasn't really mine after all......…

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Added by Gail K. on November 4, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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