December 31st, 2009

Photos of 2008 – 2009 Season

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Weatherwise, summer started August 1 this year. This meant that May, June and July were pleasant for working on my boat – except when it was raining, which was about one third of the time. Richard helped me get started on painting My Detour’s deck when we got home mid-May, and it’s all finished now […]

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April 12th, 2009

April 12, 2009: Lucky Heads North

We left Boot Key Harbor for the final time this year on March 28. Before that, while waiting for Elizabethann to come, we took a short trip up the Spanish Channel, and tucked in behind Porpoise Key for a few days. We picked up a lobster pot on the way, and I was on the […]

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The bilge remains bone-dry, so our 5200 fix has worked. Rebecca Lewis, who has often sailed with me, arrived Feb. 9 at Florida International University, and we called Richard on the hand-held and he picked us up. Life was a little easier for us while she was on board. Richard showed her how to fill […]

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On Tuesday, January 6, after noon, Lucky was finally put into the water, and we stayed at a dock in Indiantown while we filled the tanks, folded on the sails, finished grocery shopping, and so on. Then we motored the quarter mile to Richard Brook’s dock, and started to relax for a couple of days. […]

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Hi, We had to turn back again after two hours out towards the Bahamas. Too much water coming in. We were having a wonderful sail, but Richard was starting to pull lines and stuff. We would not have turned back, but for the water. Richard says the guy upstairs intervened so he wouldn’t damage himself. […]

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Ah, we finally went into the water yesterday, after four weeks of work for Richard, and three for me. It feels really nice. I had planned to drive south with Richard on December 6, but a few days before that, Virginia asked me to stay overnight with her. She was feeling rotten and Sandy and […]

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