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At 2am we float quietly away in a dead calm. And then I’m awakened–“Mommy, you need to get up—we’re in a big storm and we lost the sail!”

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Destination: Ft Lauderdale

Just as we returned the barracuda to the sea, the other line raced. The crowd roared! We successfully landed a 15lb red snapper! Gémeaux once again was a fishing boat.

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Destination: Turks And Caicos

Our first big passage-a 1500 mile journey broken into two one-week segments from St. Martin to Ft. Lauderdale. Here’s the ship’s log for the first leg.

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Birthday Adventure

When my friend and I couldn’t find a date to celebrate her birthday in CA, naturally the only solution was to celebrate on Gémeaux in the Caribbean!

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All In A Day’s Work

The bay at Grand Cas catapults to the top of our favorite places as a dinghy delivers fresh, hot croissants on this early morning. Goodbye gluten-free diet.

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When Is Home Home?

The dining room table will always be a work bench. There will always be projects, always something new to learn. This is how “home” is redefined.

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Midnight Alarms

Sound asleep just past midnight, the alarm rang notifying us that the boat had moved. Had we drifted out to sea, into another boat, or crashed into the rocky shoreline?

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Climbing the Mast

When two of the three crew suffer from severe acrophobia, there’s no question who will be charged with climbing the mast for any repairs.

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Securing The Mooring Ball

Today I learn how to attach our sailboat to a mooring ball. Simple enough. Little like threading a needle in the wind while standing on one leg.

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Quiet Mornings

The light of the new day and cacophony of distant roosters wakes me. Last night’s storm left an arrangement of gray puffy clouds trimmed in pink and orange. I will be an early riser in this new life.

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Where We Are

Headed North! Expect to be in Annapolis MD through the end of June while we travel around the country to visit family.

Where We’re Headed

We’ll leave The Chesapeake Bay at the end of June and continue north to Maine for the summer!

Where We’ve Been

San Blas Islands Panama

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