I have been sailing for over 40 yrs. and have worked in the marine/boating industry for almost as long. In between cruises I am fitting out/upgrading my Princess Ketch for more offshore work & exploring southern latitudes.
The Eastcoast, Med., Caribbean and Gulfcoast
Go offshore, heading south til the butter melts and meander around southern latitudes.........
Thanks so much for the welcome mat! Hope to meet you "where the butter melts" in the future! We're just learning to sail, and can't wait till we can sail to Florida from Louisiana. Next year at the latest! Love your pictures!
Like your comment about going south til the butter melts ...read a similar one about a man giving up the sea ..he said he would put an oar over his shoulder and walk inland and wouldnt stop until someone asked him what he was carrying!
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