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2110.8nm into our trip and loving it

My family and I are over 2000nm into our trip and have loved every minute of it. We've crossed great lakes, cleared the canal, dinghied in the hudson during a tropical depression, puttered the icw, sailed chunks of the Atlantic off shore in fair weather and bad, had loggerheads bottlenose and right whales come and visit us along the way. Now we sit with a direct view of a SpaceX launch from our cockpit and I wouldn't change a thing. It's been a challenge, and we are only 1/3rd of the way done, and we wish it would never end.

We will haul in titusville so I can fix the upper rudder bushings and a mystery prop knock. We also will make the 22hr drive north to see family for christmas then return to shove off to the bahamas. Firefly was always a great boat to us but she 100% feels like home now and we don't miss our land life in the least. Anyone thinking of doing this kind of thing should do it. It takes some money but not millions, it takes a well found boat but not a circummavigator, and it is a challenge but nothing most couldn't overcome.
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Sounds awesome; glad you're having such a wonderful time. Thanks for the post and keep them coming!
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You are supposed to post here to let people know where you are and when you are coming, so they can invite you in for showers, etc., or at least buy you a beer.
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Haha fair comment Paul. We are in Titusville FL right now. Anchored just south of the veterans memorial pier. We haul out at Westland Boatyard Monday and will live aboard on the hard until the 20th. Other than the water not being swimmable (tea coloured and LOADED with jellies) this is a great spot and great people.
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13 "Likes" on your first post. That must be an all time record 😊
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Id much prefer reading about your exploits than LaVagabonde. Keep them coming.😀😄😃
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Re: 2110.8nm into our trip and loving it

It's interesting that you brought up jelly fish. They seem to be worse this year on Florida's North Left coast than I can recall. Last time I went out to the boat I was going to go in and clean the bottom but their were just too many jellies. Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon in their area???
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Other than the water not being swimmable (tea coloured and LOADED with jellies)
Not to mention the gators. Lots of them around the docks

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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...Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon in their area???
Absolutely. Every year is a bit different. Jellies aren't generally a big deal here until August. Some years, you'd think you could walk on them, others they don't appear much until late Aug.


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