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With approximately 2 months until our house sale closes we are now kicking into top gear with respect to getting rid of our stuff. We took last weekend off and went snowboarding. The change of pace, and break from cruising prep. was welcomed by both of us. Now that that is over though we have some snowboard gear to sell! :) There will likely be a 6-month gap between when we are out of our house and when we head…

The amount of web links I am accumulating is crazy! Boat manufactures, web forums, Blogs, suppliers... the list goes on and on. I now have an entire folder of links containing web pages of things I think would be cool/helpful to have on the boat. Today, as I was making breakfast, my Magic Bullet blender was staring at me. Thinking that this would be great to have on the boat I decided to do a web search to see if…

Another favorite question: "Where will you start?" This is typically one of the first few questions asked by friends and family, after their heart rate returns to normal from the shock of us sharing our cruising plans. Our only slightly tongue-in-cheek response is that we will start wherever the boat is. Our plan (and again I stress that is a very loose interpretation of the word plan) is to purchase a boat in Florida and then sail South(east) to the…

I just completed reading the book An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude for the second time (Rebecca also read it twice). This is the story of a Toronto couple who took a two-year journey through the Caribbean. It's a very easy read; a pleasant break from Diesel Engine Repair books! We give it 5 stars!

a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances Are we stressed? Um, yeah. Is it likely to get worse before it gets better? Almost certainly! Will it be worth it in the long run? Guaranteed! Sunset in a quiet anchorage after a beautiful day of sailing... yeah, it will be worth it:)

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