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I'm still alive...

Happy Birthday and safe voyages.
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Re: I'm still alive...

happy Birthday!!!! Wish we were retired and could be doing the trek down the ICW! have a wonderful journey!
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Re: I'm still alive...

If just can't take any more, call and we can trade places.

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Re: I'm still alive...

A very happy birthday to you, sir! Enjoy your journey!


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Tomorrow will end the second week of my solo voyage to the sunny south Florida Keys. In more than 500 miles of travlin' south on the Intra-Coastal Waterway and Chesapeake Bay, this is only the second time I've been able to get online service. The trip has been exciting, sometimes scary, especially when the weather turned nasty, and very , very lonesome.

Tomorrow also marks my 72nd birthday, which I'll celebrate by washing some clothes, drinking a tall Margaretta, and having a chocolate cookie instead of birthday cake.

Still have more than 700 miles to go just to reach Miami, so at this rate, it will take another two or more weeks. I lost 4 days to bad weather, which resulted in my sitting out storms. So I just thought I would let you folks know that I'm not dead yet.

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Re: I'm still alive...

Gary,

Way to go man, keep it up. Happy Birthday to you on October 17. Post of your progress when you can. I'm on my way to the Keys as well so I'll be looking for Saturday's Child and a smooth singing skipper.

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Happy birthday Gary! Been wondering how you were doing out there, it is good t hear from you. Keep checking in when you can and have a great trip!
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Re: I'm still alive...

WHAT!??? Not dead yet?!? Dangit - and all this time I've been waiting for that keyboard your promised in your will. Oh well, will just have to trade you the bulldog for it.

Well, dearest Gary my friend, I am typing this from Desoto Point, FL... basically Bradenton, FL. We have been anchored off the reserve for some nights now. Blowing about 15, maybe 20. Temps about 75 now, dropping to 72. All the hatches open. A gorgeous day. Here was our sunset:



BTW - happy birthday! Look forward to seeing ya soon!

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Re: I'm still alive...

Lonely? Enjoy the peace, Gary.
You're FREE!! You're sailing, beholden to no one. I can't imagine how that feels.

Keep going, and enjoy.
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Re: I'm still alive...

Good Job Cap! Happy Birthday and put that margarita on my tab.
Cheers.
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