I’m writing this sitting at a bus stop outside Lowes in vero beach. It’s about 87 and so humid I have to watch I don’t drip sweat on my phone! We just picked up the parts needed for our charger install, hopefully we have everything now. We left Boca Lake on Friday and cruised to Hobe Sound for a really nice anchorage. 17 bridges are brutal! then Saturday we landed in Vero beach with the plan to use the free goLine bus to get parts…Continue Reading “Here we go…”
Today is our wedding anniversary, you know “only fools marry again” so April fools day seemed a good choice for a wedding date… plus it was a palindrome (4/1/14)! We are ever the fools! We waited and waited and waited for my passport, called the passport office, lost hours of my life on those extended 6 hour plus holds… so we decided we needed a new plan. Maybe it would be summer before the passport even arrived. So we found a new plan, but it…Continue Reading “…fools and their plans”
We are extremely frustrated at this point. It has been 10 weeks since I renewed my passport online! Still nothing! I call a few times weekly, each call yields 2.5+ hours on hold, then an agent that has to transfer me to the “online renewal agent”, another 2.5+ hours more on hold, finally an agent that can do nothing!! Each time I am trying to get an appointment at the passport office in Miami to no avail. And I am left with a brain muddled…Continue Reading “… and we wait, and wait, and wait”
I again have dropped the ball and not posted in quite some time. I am promising myself. I’m going to get back on this. We were headed to st Augustine to do boat work back in Oct. we remained there through mid Dec doing a refit on the instruments and more! List at the bottom of post. We final splashed on Dec 13th and remained afloat with no leaks!! A huge win in our book! We moved down the east coast of Florida to vero…Continue Reading “What we’ve been up to…”
Stew just completed our second episode that talks about the difficulties we had as we prepared to move aboard S/V Freedom at the tail end of winter during the pandemic.
Well, we finally are living at ground level, instead of 15′ overhead! With a 6′ keel, the cradle and then the hull of the boat we have been high above the Earth, swaying with the snow storms since we moved in on May 1. You need to realize that we had to move in EVERYTHING (we empty the boat each fall before it is pulled out of the water) by taking it up the 15′ ladder, up the swim stairs on the back of the…Continue Reading “Finally in the Water”
It has been a journey to get to today… we were very worried it would never arrive after 5 years of planning… who could have predicted there would be a pandemic as we approached our “launch” date. But here we are on closing day. Our closing was supposed to be April 1, 2020 but was cancelled due to Covid 19 so the we had to live in an empty house, and actually I was teaching my spring semester classes from home, as we waited for…Continue Reading “Moving Aboard”