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Skip/Dustin Harris
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Into the great wide open: a week without sight of land
In Key West, I tended the boat at anchor (a very good thing as wild currents and increasing opposing winds started the boat on wild gyrations that probably would have fouled and pulled the anchor or struck another boat) while Lori, Larry, and Bill shopped f...
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My first multi-day trip! And the first leg of SO much more...
OK, I'm writing this under a bit of, well, ethanolic influence, so please forgive minor grammatical and moral lapses.... My friend Larry lost his boat (a CSY 37) at the same time I lost mine. (BTW: I get nada on my taxes as losses are less than standard ded...
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More on visiting DC, Cynthia helps with the boat, and off to Tampa
(I wrote this on March 16, but did not get to post it before the computer ran out of power. I left the power cord on the boat in NC....) DC has a very nice zoo, apparently.... and free, as well! My mom suggested that she take all of those of us with no scho...
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The first alligator of spring!
A couple and their young child came down the dock, talking loudly (at least one of the party) about "the alligator". Well, I hadn't seen one since I was a little fellow: one of my earliest memories (along with falling asleep to the sound of water under a sa...
The first alligator of spring!
The first alligator of spring!
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One step forward, two steps back...
Life goes on with the usual ups and downs. On the down side... The engine coolant is leaking out somewhere: I'm betting on a defective radiator cap, but this is low on my list. I've found the beam that the mizzen mast sits upon... and that the steering is b...
One step forward, two steps back...
One step forward, two steps back...
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A taste of the arctic in Michigan
I'm rather ashamed to admit it, but, what with one thing and another, we hadn't seen Lake Michigan since winter came. That changed Saturday when we took Lucy for a walk... and what we found made us stop and exclaim in amazement: ice packs that look like the...
A taste of the arctic in Michigan
A taste of the arctic in Michigan
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Freezing in North Carolina
So, here we are, back in Grand Haven, looking back on our trip to work on the boat. I wanted to write this yesterday, but had an extensive sinus remodel (on purpose this time) and spent mid-day unconscious and the afternoon and evening in a drug-induced stu...
Freezing in North Carolina
Freezing in North Carolina
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Replacing sink and counter in new boat
When one gets a new home, one always makes alterations to make things fit right. Cynthia and I have replaced the high-color-temperature LED lighting with something a lot less blue and more red: now and then we turn on a couple old lights just to remind ours...
Replacing sink and counter in new boat
Replacing sink and counter in new boat
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Stormy weather
Hello from the warmth of the coastal North Carolina! Hello from the land where the Gulf Stream passes very close to shore and makes winter a temperate delight.... generally. However, this impressive storm, Grayson, brought us ice coated trees, inches of blo...
Stormy weather
Stormy weather
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A new boat name?
The boat's current name is "Keeling Time". This feels too.... silly and frivolous. Besides, I am about seizing the day rather than wasting it. I'd like to have a name that expresses more a sense of refuge, freedom, adventure...  Any thoughts? First thing I ...
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