sailing away with R & B

31 January 2018 | Brunswick, Georgia
27 January 2018
31 December 2017 | Brunswick, Georgia
30 November 2017 | Brunswick, Georgia
03 November 2017
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13 March 2017

Monthly Update

31 January 2018 | Brunswick, Georgia
Beverly/cold but clear
Yes, those are icicles hanging off the bimini.

Well New Year's Day was nice and a bit cool. We had our traditional French onion soup (made with leftover flat champagne). On the 2nd a winter storm blew in, the temperatures dropping quickly. We had a hard freeze through the 5th, and freezing rain and sleet on the 3rd. On the 4th it began to clear, but was still very windy and ice kept falling off the rigging. We kept warm inside the boat but kept 2 heaters going all the time. We had a higher electric bill but it was worth it. Cold fronts blew in every week this month but none were as bad as the first one.

On the 27th Beverly went to Stewbilee with friends. Stewbilee is usually held in the fall but was postponed due to hurricanes. It's an event where many organizations and restaurants provide samples of their Brunswick stew and the public votes for their favorite version. You only get a little sample sized cup of each one, but if you try all of them (about 20)....you get really full. Especially since some of them also give you a little cornbread to go with the stew. Anyway, it's a fun and tasty way to spend an afternoon! (They also had booths selling drinks and desserts, along with games for the children.)

The library here participates in NEA's Big Read; this year's book is Station Eleven, written by Emily St. John Mandel. The library gives away paperback copies of the book so Beverly is reading it. Since the characters in this dystopian fiction novel are traveling actors and musicians performing Shakespeare's plays, the library is showing free films once a week in that theme. The first one was Kiss Me Kate, which is based on Taming of the Shrew. Beverly and a friend went to see it and said was fun to watch, although the movie was made in 1953 so kind of dated.

It's time to go enjoy the full blue moon tonight!

Official Stewbilee Taster

27 January 2018

Monthly Update

31 December 2017 | Brunswick, Georgia
Beverly/Cool and clear
Our little foil Christmas tree

This month began with wandering around downtown during First Friday. The shops stay open late and many of them serve snacks and wine. It's always fun to see what's going on in our little downtown historic area. Then on Saturday the 2nd Beverly and 3 friends went to the Christmas tour of homes in the historic part of Brunswick. All the homes we toured were at least 100 years old and absolutely beautiful! We really enjoyed it and learned more about the history of this area. Ralph has stayed busy at the dock office with transients and marina regulars.

On Christmas Eve all the boaters from our dock got together for a party with plenty of food and drinks. We really enjoyed it and the weather cooperated. On Christmas day Ralph had to work, but we went to the marina Christmas party afterwards. Everyone in the nice sized crowd enjoyed the wonderful food and camaraderie

On the 27th our friend Kris returned so my cat-sitting duties have ended. It was fun having a cat again (temporarily).

Tonight we had a potluck dinner at the clubhouse with wine, beer, and champagne provided by the marina. We had a great time and look forward to more next year!

Monthly Update

30 November 2017 | Brunswick, Georgia
Beverly/cooler and mostly sunny
Thanksgiving dinner at the clubhouse

Thank goodness November has been pretty uneventful. Ralph has been working extra hours during "transient season," with boats leaving the marina to head south for winter and boats passing through from north to south on their annual cruiser migration. Beverly has been cat-sitting for our friend Kris, who is on her way to the BVIs, crewing on a catamaran that left here on the 26th. She also walks for exercise several days each week.

The marina organized a wonderful (although crowded) Thanksgiving feast with turkey and lots of side dishes and desserts. We ate too much! Still, this week Ralph grilled our own turkey (given by the marina). So now we have plenty of turkey for sandwiches (his favorite).

Halloween

03 November 2017
In case you wondered, here I am with my cup of witch's brew! (Mixed by Michael Torras)

Monthly update

31 October 2017 | Brunswick, Georgia
Beverly/sunny and cool
Anniversary dinner

On October 2nd we celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary with a delicious dinner at Island Jerk, a restaurant just a couple of blocks from the marina.

On the 4th I flew to San Antonio, Texas, to visit our son. I spent a great week there with Derek and Murphi, including a wine tasting in Fredericksburg on Saturday and Sunday brunch at the Boiler House restaurant in the old Pearl Brewery complex downtown.

We have seen so many butterflies this month on their migration south! Most are monarch butterflies but there are others as well. The first real cold front came through on the 28th. We had to get out our blankets. :(

Tonight the children staying at the marina went dock to dock, for treats. Then the marina threw a party with pizza, snacks, cupcakes, and drinks (beer, wine, and green witch's brew). Lots of great costumes! What a fun way to end the month!

Vessel Name: Fugue
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 36
Hailing Port: Kemah, TX
Crew: Ralph and Beverly Brogdon
About: We sold our house and everything in it, retired from our jobs, and are sailing away to new adventures.
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