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Celebrities in Curaçao

Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Adventures | 1 comment

Celebrities in Curaçao

We dress in our formal Gémeaux shirts since nobody onboard has the requisite roman numerals in their name to don a blue blazer. Our parade of boats enters in formation.

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Who Paints the Lighthouse?

Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Who Paints the Lighthouse?

Always anxious to explore a remote corner of our natural world, our first stop is a tiny, flat desert island with a white sand beach, five huts, and a lighthouse.

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Rally Time!

Posted by on November 25, 2018 in Adventures | 6 comments

Rally Time!

5:45am presents a beautiful orange daybreak in Curaçao. It is our last. Today is the day we have been waiting for…the official start of the Suzie Too Rally.

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Allen’s Boat Corner

Posted by on November 18, 2018 in Allen's Fo'c'sle | Comments Off on Allen’s Boat Corner

Allen’s Boat Corner

While I’ve owned a number of boats in the last 50 years, this boat has lots of new things to learn and challenges to solve. Perhaps things I’ve learned could help others, perhaps others could help me learn more.

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Meet Allen

Posted by on November 17, 2018 in Adventures, Allen's Fo'c'sle | 2 comments

Meet Allen

So Allen wants his own blog. If you’re one of our readers who wants to prevent a failing emergency hatch or curious about what a fo’c’sle is, welcome!

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Underwater Paradise: Bonaire

Posted by on November 14, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Underwater Paradise: Bonaire

I was born in Yellowstone National Park. I love nature and the outdoors and all the critters on the planet. Except ticks. Yuck.

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We’re Back! Passage to Bonaire

Posted by on November 11, 2018 in Adventures | 5 comments

We’re Back! Passage to Bonaire

I have a love/hate relationship with passages. I love being away from civilization, surrounded by a blank canvas of sea that rekindles my soul. I hate the lack of sleep.

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The Life of Dot

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Adventures | 8 comments

The Life of Dot

When your beloved pet is sick, those Caribbean sunsets stop taking your breath away and just mark another day of hurt. At the base of St. Lucia’s majestic Pitons, we laid Dot to rest.

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Date Night

Posted by on March 10, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Date Night

The guidebook said it was a sketchy town—a tourist had been held up at gunpoint a year ago. We left the cell phones and wallets locked on the boat and climbed into the dinghy to explore.

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Îles de la Petite Terre

Posted by on February 10, 2018 in Adventures | 1 comment

Îles de la Petite Terre

The French Carribean island of Guadaloupe is shaped like a butterfly. About 10 miles off the bottom of its right wing lies a piece of heaven.

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