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With all of things we have to worry about I am happy that keeping in shape while traveling won't be one of them. We are HUGE fans of the TRX Suspension Trainer and feel it will be perfect for our workouts, both on our boat and at shore. Below is a photo of someone who already figured this out...

During the course of our research on all things nautical we have read that it is an asset to have a Ham radio license. This apparently requires quite a bit of study followed by an exam(s). We have found out that there will be a course offered in our area next March (Rebecca has been in contact with the president of the local Ham radio club). One benefit of our having a Ham license is that we will be able…

Since we have taken to strolling up and down the isles of our local West Marine I am starting to think that I should apply for a job there. Extra funds for the cruising kitty PLUS a chance to learn about nautical stuff. Sounds like a good idea to me. The only question is how will I explain that to any of our friends or customers who see me working there?

We have been actively trying to rid ourselves of possessions that will not be joining us on our cat (when we buy it of course). The trick is, how do we go about doing this without sending warning messages to our friends and family. We have yet to share our plans with most of them, thinking that it may be wise to wait until after we complete our sailing course. As we don't want people to think we are hard…

The 364 days mentioned below has now turned into 360 and there seems like soooo much to do. It's a little scary actually. Ok, not a little but a lot! We have however taken the following steps to lead us towards our goal: We have begun to curb our spending, cutting out unnecessary luxuries. An example of this is satellite TV. It is now gone. We created an auto-transfer of an equal amount of funds (to our TV bill) into…

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