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Old 16-12-2007, 15:49   #1
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We Have Finally Cut the Lines

Well the trip/sojourn has begun! After a ton of trials, and tribulations we have made the exit for the winter! It has been a trying summer with health issues, financial issues, and just life itself; it has just been a bit tough. But we have endured and will be stronger from it I am sure.
Well as I mentioned earlier we are heading down the ICW and waiting for a weather window to jump outside and be a sail boat rather than a SLOW motor boat! The ICW has its own beauty if you enjoy solitude and vast marsh flats! There are many spots where you see nothing for as far as the eye can see for hours on end. An occasional dolphin/porpoise will break the silence jumping out of the water near you! You can certainly imagine that this has not changed for hundreds of years! As usual we have seen very few boats, maybe one or two cruisers. So other than some local fishermen and crabbers we have had it to ourselves.
Yesterday it rained off and on all day, but we did finally get the tidal flows in our favor, which gave us an extra knot or two!!!!!!!! It’s the small things you appreciateJ. But needless to say getting to our anchorage was very welcome. Being wet and cold all day takes a toll. But we are no tucked in behind an island, “Wahoo Island”, with some large trees to shield us from the forecasted 20-40 Knots of wind out of the Northwest switching to the North on Sunday. So, with the forecast for rain, FROST, and a lot of wind, we will make this home for a day or two.
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Old 16-12-2007, 15:57   #2
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Good luck. I'm jealous; I'm still about 5 years from fuly cutting the lines...
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Old 16-12-2007, 16:33   #3
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Sounds like a GRAND time you're having!! Best of luck!
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Old 16-12-2007, 17:05   #4
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Old 16-12-2007, 18:56   #5
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Awesome, we are hoping to leave next fall on our own trip/sojourn. We wish you the best of luck... Have fun.
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Old 16-12-2007, 21:05   #6
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Old 17-12-2007, 04:57   #7
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”We Have Finally Cut the Lines...”
Congratulations on making “the exit for the winter”; but next time, I suggest that you merely untie & coil the lines (rather than cutting them).
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Old 17-12-2007, 16:52   #8
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Congratulations on making “the exit for the winter”; but next time, I suggest that you merely untie & coil the lines (rather than cutting them).
they had been tied for six LONG months and cutting was the only way to get them loose they had molded in place
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Congrats on "breaking the mold", keep heading south and the winter will evaporate. . . best of luck and keep us "posted" . . . enjoy!!
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