Author Archives: Judy

Pioneer Update

It has been a very interesting few months here in North Carolina.  In December, we moved off Pioneer so that we could better prepare her to show to potential buyers.  We have rented a lovely apartment above a garage which … Continue reading

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Pioneer is For Sale

Sadly, we are hanging up our anchor.  It has been 12 years of great sailing and getting to know many in the cruising community.  Out travels have taken us to Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas and into many ports from Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Minnesott Beach – Fall 2013

Our plan had been to arrive at our marina – Wayfarers Cove – in the first week of October, get a few projects completed and then head south in early November.  It is now the third week in November and … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island 2013

By mid-June we had arrived safely at our island retreat.  This would be our second summer there and we had lots of projects that had to be done by experts as opposed to ourselves.    Our island home in a … Continue reading

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The Trip Back to North Carolina: March 2013

Our plan was to enter the US at Fernandina Beach and then cruise up the coast to Beaufort, NC.  Of course, a sailor’s plans are set in jello, and ours certainly were!  En route we saw some beautiful sunsets and … Continue reading

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Cuba: February-March 2013

After spending two months in Marathon, it was time to get out of the US and see some new sights. We left Boot Key Harbour in the late afternoon, unusual for us in that we normally head out in the … Continue reading

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Marathon – Two months of Fun and Biking

Marathon is an interesting area and very boater-friendly.   We had a pleasant and peaceful sail down the Hawk Channel with an overnight at Rodriquez Key.  Upon arrival at Boot Key Harbour, we found that little had changed – the same … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 – The Trip South:

In accordance with our departure plan, Mother Nature gave us a break and created a very calm weather window for us to leave Beaufort, NC headed for Fernandina Beach, Florida.   Two of three sailing days were “dead calm”   … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island 2012

We have enjoyed an extended summer here on the island.  Judy’s mother continues to thrive in her senior care facility and Judy sees her three times a week.  Even though it takes Phyllis a few minutes to realize who Judy … Continue reading

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The Texas/Arizona Trip

We left Minnesott in late May, 2012 hoping to take a little over two weeks to travel through Texas to Phoenix and then up into Saskatchewan. The stop in Texas was to meet up with cruising friends on “Big Fun”, … Continue reading

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