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This baby coconut is growing faster than I could have ever imagined. I mean, 9 m0nths seems like such a long time to be pregnant for… but the days and weeks really do go by fast. It seems such a short time ago I walked into the doctor’s office for the…
This baby coconut is growing faster than I could have ever imagined. I mean, 9 m0nths seems like such a long time to be pregnant for… but the days and weeks really do go by fast. It seems such a short time ago I walked into the doctor’s office for the first time with no …
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During our trip to California in August, we paid a visit to the San Diego Safari Park. It was one of Peter’s Mom’s favorite places. The first stop is always to visit her memorial plaque which is displayed just outside the Wings of the World enclosure.…
During our trip to California in August, we paid a visit to the San Diego Safari Park. It was one of Peter’s Mom’s favorite places. The first stop is always to visit her memorial plaque which is displayed just outside the Wings of the World enclosure. Peter’s step-dad Dave and Aunt Lucy went with us that …
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The last two years we spent Hurricane Season down in Grenada with a bunch of other cruiser friends in hopes of staying low enough and east enough to be out of the path of any hurricanes – statistically speaking of course. Our very first year we hightailed…
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Remembering Why We're Here

Mary Christine Pieschel 10/11/1954 ~ 05/25/2012 It’s been four years since the devastating disease of Breast Cancer stole Christine away from us. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of her. It’s because of her, and in honor of her that Peter and I are…
Mary Christine Pieschel 10/11/1954 ~ 05/25/2012 It’s been four years since the devastating disease of Breast Cancer stole Christine away from us. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of her. It’s because of her, and in honor of her that Peter and I are on this adventure now while we are still …
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    Most of you know I’ve really been enjoying my LSZ-1 Industrial Sewing Machine from Sailrite. Even though I hadn’t used a sewing machine since 8th grade Home-Ec, Sailrite makes it so easy for anyone to learn how to do truly professional work! I’ve…
Most of you know I’ve really been enjoying my LSZ-1 Industrial Sewing Machine from Sailrite. Even though I hadn’t used a sewing machine since 8th grade Home-Ec, Sailrite makes it so easy for anyone to learn how to do truly professional work! I’ve completed quite a few projects and the list keeps growing …
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You all know our story. A few years ago Peter and I decided to buy a boat, quit our jobs, and sail away. Something we haven’t really talked about, however, is how we can afford to live this lifestyle! We were absolutely honored when Teddy from the Sail…
You all know our story. A few years ago Peter and I decided to buy a boat, quit our jobs, and sail away. Something we haven’t really talked about, however, is how we can afford to live this lifestyle! We were absolutely honored when Teddy from the Sail Loot Podcast wanted to feature our story on his …
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Most of you have already seen our social media posts but if you haven’t… SURPRISE! We eloped! Though we’ve been together for years already, on December 16th Peter and I made it official. They say that one year living on a boat together is like 7 years on…
Most of you have already seen our social media posts but if you haven’t… SURPRISE! We eloped! Though we’ve been together for years already, on December 16th Peter and I made it official. They say that one year living on a boat together is like 7 years on land. Ha! If we’ve made it this …
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  After a short layover in Miami, we arrived at LAX airport in the very wee hours of August 6th. Peter’s dad was waiting for us at the baggage claim area with arms wide open. He’d visited us in the islands a few times but it felt like forever ago. Until…
After a short layover in Miami, we arrived at LAX airport in the very wee hours of August 6th. Peter’s dad was waiting for us at the baggage claim area with arms wide open. He’d visited us in the islands a few times but it felt like forever ago. Until this moment, we were …
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Another day is done as we inch closer to the end of the charter season. August 2nd will be our last charter before we take a much needed three month break. What will we do? We’re hauling our boat out of the water for the remainder of Hurricane Season…
Another day is done as we inch closer to the end of the charter season. August 2nd will be our last charter before we take a much needed three month break. What will we do? We’re hauling our boat out of the water for the remainder of Hurricane Season and Betsy, Peter and I will be flying …
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I Said Yes! How it happened...

After five years of dating and non-stop adventures… Peter proposed and I said Yes! How It Happened: It was Monday the 13th of June. We had a much needed day off from work and took our dinghy out around the corner from West End to Smuggler’s Cove on the…
After five years of dating and non-stop adventures… Peter proposed and I said Yes! How It Happened: It was Monday the 13th of June. We had a much needed day off from work and took our dinghy out around the corner from West End to Smuggler’s Cove on the North side of Tortola for a …
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The seemingly never-ending silence on the blog has been like a dull ache in the back of my mind, paired with a quiet whisper begging me to find a little extra time to write again. Ever since our big announcement, Peter and I have been working like dogs,…
The seemingly never-ending silence on the blog has been like a dull ache in the back of my mind, paired with a quiet whisper begging me to find a little extra time to write again. Ever since our big announcement, Peter and I have been working like dogs, with only a small handful of days off per …
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The suspense is finally over and we’re ecstatic to share the plans we’ve been cooking up!! We’ve been cruising around the Caribbean for the last two years living on savings and a little side income I’ve made from my blog, writing for Tiny House Blog, and…
The suspense is finally over... We are ecstatic to share the plans we've been cooking up!!
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In search of surf, sun, sand and serenity...
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A young couple and their two dogs set sail for an adventure of a lifetime