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July 2013

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Florida to Texas – 96 hours of wheel time

After bidding our friends who had come to spend a few days in the Florida Keys with us good-bye, we returned to Shearwater and quickly put her in passage-making mode: dinghy stowed, hatches sealed, safety gear accessible, jacklines and harnesses ready.  We left Marathon at 4pm, at high tide since …

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Cruising in the “tropics” – ehhhh

After Shearwater arrived in Florida in early June, we began to finalize our plans to retrieve her and bring her to Texas.  Since we would need to take the boat around the south coast of Florida anyway, it seemed like a no-brainer to make a short vacation out of the …