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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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Not being dead is always a good thing....The scarier it is a the time just makes for a better story later...Stay safe...

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Thanks for checking in... safe passage.

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Watching and cheering! Sending some psychic energy your way . . .wish I were out there . . .
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Cool, good to hear your on your way! The fall weather is finally settling in here, wish I where sailing south May be next year

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WTG Gary !
LOL still alive Get it while you can brother ...

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Come tomorrow, Happy Birthday Gary!

Continue being safe & enjoy

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Great to hear your progress Gary. Thanks for checking in. Do it more often if you can for land locked sailors. And happy birthday a day early!

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Whatever doesn't kill you makes a good bar story.

And I hear Key West may have one or two bars where you can tell 'em.

Fair winds. Enjoy.
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Alive is good. You are too ornary anyway to die ( smiles).

I had visions of this Morgan OI 33 with these giant tunes booming along through the swamps of NC.

Was great hearing about your progress. Happpy B Day and have a second margaretta for Donna and I. Stay safe

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