Home for the Summer04/12/2011
We arrived at our home in Fredericton tonight after a long but uneventful drive from New Jersey. Chopin is sure happy to be home. I miss my boat!
Reflections on Cruise 2010/1104/11/2011
I'm now in New Jersey, reunited with Judy and Chopin, enjoying the hospitality of Judy's parents as well as her siblings and their children. We expect to head to Fredericton tomorrow (Tuesday).
Finalizing in Fort Pierce04/11/2011
With Judy an Chopin safe at her parents' home in New Jersey after an uneventful flight, I turn my attention to getting the boat ready for summer storage. While in Stuart, I service the engine, outboard, generator, remove the sails, wash the boat thoroughly inside and out and continue to pack all of our stuff.
Back in Stuart04/11/2011
We remain another night in the West Palm Beach area although we move to north Lake Worth to a more serene anchorage. We had sort of planned to head further today but, with the nasty weather this morning and the traffic on the ICW, we decided to remain. There was a very large power boat show over the weekend at Palm Beach and it disbanded this morning meaning that dozens, more likely hundreds of large power vessels are returning from whence they came; many north along the ICW. We would be competing on the waterway with them and it's no contest. So we have a quiet and pleasant afternoon and evening in north Lake Worth.
Our Friendly Neighbours Part 203/28/2011
While we have completed the Immigration part of our check in we still have to deal with our cruising permits; the document/process which allows our Canadian licensed/registered boats to remain in the US. But this'll have to wait until Monday so we have to stay put until then.
Our Friendly Neighbours03/28/2011
With apologies to our many friends and fellow cruisers from the US, I have to say that our entries back to the US have been anything but easy and cordial. It's kind of like a moving target and you never quite know how you'll be treated of what you'll have to do to get back in.
Preparing for Retirement Trip
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