Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our new blog site is..........

If you want to continue to see what we are up to please go to:

We have just begun to write the new blog but we'll get better, promise!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The times.......they are a changing'!

As some of you may already know, after 12,610 miles on the water and 13,000+ miles via trailer over the course of 7 years we have made a change in venue.  The days of trailering, stepping our own mast and driving all over the eastern part of the US is now behind us.  The last night on board our beloved Grey Hound was New Years Eve and then the next day we pulled her from the water and hightailed it to IL.  The new owners were waiting with a smiles on their faces!

First to summarize our recent changes:

  •  We put into the Chesapeake Bay  at the end of September and cruised around the middle part of the Bay while visiting Amy, Jason and Evan James.
  • In the middle of October we headed south down the Chesapeake and into the ICW which eventually took us to River Dunes Marina where we kept Grey Hound for a few weeks while going back north to visit family.
  • In late November we departed River Dunes and were chased down the coast by cold weather and we decided to make time by jumping outside at Georgetown and two days later made it to Jekyll Island. 
  • From there we went to Melbourne to see Tom and Jean and that is where we got into trouble.  Our first view of the new boat was there.
  • Next is Stuart where we ended up selling Grey Hound and buying Nati, our new (to us) Maxim 380 catamaran.
    • First......after we sold Grey Hound we had to drive to Green Cove Springs to get the truck and trailer.  450 miles.
    • Then we put Grey Hound on the trailer and moved all our "junk" into the Best Western in Stuart so Cruz, the most spoiled orchid didn't get cold!
    • Then back on the road we went.  1,100 miles to Olney, IL.  We said our goodbyes......
    • Then back south and eventually made it to Stuart again.  Another 1,100 miles.
    • Then a survey for Nati.  All was OK.
    • Then a move onto our new vessel.  It's amazing how much stuff you can have on a F-33!
    • Oh, by the way we sold GHP, the Tundra last Wednesday.  For the first time in over 40 years we have NO vehicle for the road!!
  • Tomorrow we leave to head south........another adventure is about to begin!
Over the next week we will be starting a new blog and end this blog.  Stand by for the next generation of fun on Nati.

Our new boat.....Nati