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Florida at 26C
Sunny and hot!
12/06/2008, Stuart Florida

A busy two days with one evening in Macon, Georgia and a fine meal in the historic downtown, then an early morning start to Albany, Georgia to pick up our new watermaker (bought on Ebay) and another seven hour drive through the sunshine to arrive in Stuart at 4pm, just enough time to visit the boat and find our new accommodation, a rental house near the marina.

The boat looked in great shape with everything clean and dry and sparkling new countertops (Thank you Beneteau).

Lat night we celebrated our arrival with a wonderful meal at our local favourite restaurant and were in bed by nine.

I'm sitting in the kitchen bar of our new home using the Wifi, and enjoying the view of our backyard full of palms and blooming flowers.

It's going to be a great holiday!


12/06/2008 | Lise and Denys
Cool! Can't wait to read more of you two and see more pictures!! Enjoy! Denys & Lise
On the move!
Clear : +4C
12/03/2008, Harrisonburg, West Virginia

After waiting around for a week for Louise's doctors' appointment, which was always being cancelled/rescheduled we decided to leave Ottawa asap before the snow arrived.
Our wonderful friend and neighbour Dr. Gaston Sauve removed the last of Louise's stitches on Tuesday afternoon, and we left Ottawa this morning at 6am in a fully loaded Mini, c/w our new Thule bicycle racks on the roof with our new Dahon folding bikes.

We're currently south of Washington, DC on route to Albany, Georgia where I need to pick up the Katadyn 40E watermaker which I purchased on ebay.

The road (route 81) was clear and dry, the sun was brilliant, and we covered more than 1000 km, and are now hopefully south of the snowbelt.

We expect another long day tomorrow to Georgia, and then a easy day down to Stuart, Florida.

It's great to be on our way.

All the best....


Getting Ready for departure
11/27/2008, Ottawa

It's been a busy month of preparation for our extended sailing journey down south.

I have purchased a SSB radio, watermaker, solar panels, sea anchor and rode, EPIRB, updated charts, satellite phone (613) 855-2000, new instruments, new folding bikes, and (at Louise's insistence) plastic wine glasses..... she is not amused with the broken glass.
Louise has acquired a fantastic pressure cooker (thank you Rita!) and an eclectic array of galley instruments to assist in her food preparations.

Louise had her surgery last week, and next Monday is the final doctor's appointment. We hope to take our fully loaded Mini south the next day and arrive in Florida in time for the SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Association) meeting to be held the following weekend in Melbourne Florida where I hope to pick up a sea drogue.

So it goes.........more stuff!

Hopefully we can escape the white winter and enjoy a reasonable drive to Florida.

I'll try to update the blog as we move south depending upon internet access.

Until the next time!


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