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A day in my life. “Hey Cindy, today I’m going to install the new GPS unit I bought. You remember me telling you about it. It tracks the Russian satellites from the GLONASS system as well as the USA system. I think I told you about it, didn’t I? Well, during the cold war, the […]

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Our time in St Petersburg is getting short. We are slightly giddy with excitement about our first passage as cruisers. Although, we are not sure where we will go first. As it stands right now, we will hop to the Dry Tortugas, sail around Key West (been there, done that), and hit some stops up […]

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We’ll know in a couple of hours…

  Am I about to die of food poisoning? I have an insatiable curiosity. It is who I am. Because of this, I read. A lot! As our plan to go sailing came closer into view, I substituted my reading material of investment prospectus’ and sales related leadership books to boat blogs, cruising guides and […]

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Earning Checkmarks

    10 Things to do before going cruising, made easy:        Set a 20 year savings plan allowing us to retire before 55, afford a boat and not have to worry about money during our sailing adventures        Work Hard        Save money        Avoid buying […]

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Surprise Surprise!

Nobody is more surprised than I am at the number of people who follow our blog. We really enjoy doing the updates and hope we can bring a smile to a reader’s face every once and a while. We do the blog mostly for selfish purposes. It is a way for us to look back […]

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Almost Homeless

So, the blog has been quiet for a little while over the holidays. Just the opposite is true in our lives. We returned to the house on Christmas day to clean up the yard and rake leaves. As I write this, I am so happy to think it will be a very very very long […]

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The Day of the Binder

I have carried a personal planner in the form of a DayTimer binder around with me for, well, probably since when they were invented. I cannot remember in my adult working life not having one with me at all times. I continued using one even with today’s modern technology. I found that if I did […]

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Our First Christmas on a Boat

St. Petersburg never ceases to impress me. The downtown activities here are nonstop. There seems to be a happening just about every weekend. There are always concerts, festivals, parades and even a Grand Prix. This weekend was the lighting of the Christmas tree and a lighted boat parade. Allow me to digress here for a […]

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Life on a Boat

Our first week on the boat was marvelous. Our pace has slowed from crazy go like a mad thing to slow but sure. We hoped to do a little sailing but the weather this week was yucky. But hey, we have plenty of time for sailing down the road. We spent most of our time […]

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Real Men Sew

Cruising sailors are notoriously tight fisted with money. I would like you to think of a friend who is tight with money. Got one? Okay, now think of how tight they are and double it. You are getting close. Now multiply it by ten. Welcome to the world of cruising sailors. I cannot begin to […]

Categories: About Us, Equipment, Funny Stuff

What if….

One of the questions people ask us (a lot) is, how safe is it to cruise on a boat? Well, quite honestly, it isn’t very safe at all. A lot of really bad things can go wrong and when they do, serious consequences are lurking. But, I think I have to ask myself the question, […]

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Storage Wars

  Wanted: 2600 cubic feet Wow! What a rollercoaster ride we have had this week. As you could see in Cindy’s latest post, we are up to our ears in boxes and packing materials. Our challenge this week was to finalize storage facility requirements. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Not so much! To get on a […]

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Cindy’s Thoughts on Retirement

  Ahhhh…retirement….I have been retired a month now. People often ask me what I am doing with myself now that I am retired. They have visions of me sleeping on my hammock, reading a good book, lazing away the days. Here is my answer to their questions in pictures:   I am also meeting with […]

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Fun With Friends

Both Cindy and I agree perhaps the hardest part about going sailing is leaving good friends behind. And, I mean good friends. Friends who show up at our boat and bring a bottle of wine for everyone on board. Yes. Very good friends! We have talked to our friends, whom by now I’m sure are […]

Categories: About Us, Sailing Adventures

The Liebster Award

Warning: It you are not a fellow blogger, you may just want to skip over this post. Although it contains the normal humor, exceptional penmanship and wit, it has little to do with sailing or the Puffster. It is also very long. However, it does reveal some personal information and you might think we should’ve […]

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