14 June 2009 | Annapolis, MD
11 June 2009
10 June 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
04 June 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
31 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
29 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
26 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
25 May 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
13 May 2009 | through 21-May-2009
13 May 2009 | through 21-May-2009
12 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
11 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
07 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
04 May 2009 | St George's Town, Bermuda
21 April 2009 | through 02-May-2009

BIG News Items for the Crew of Prudence!!

04 June 2009 | Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA

CURRENT LOCATION: Docked at Little Creek Marina, Norfolk, VA, USA
36 55.373' N, 076 11.155' W

While the sale of our extra sailing stuff is going very well, we have been focusing much of our energies toward our land-based future. Two big announcements have resulted from these efforts...

First, we are going to live in Charleston, South Carolina. This week we found a tiny apartment, I mean really tiny, in downtown Charleston to call our own. It is a studio layout, with a bed which folds up into the wall when not in use (what I have only this week learned is called a 'Murphy Bed'). This place is the definition of an efficiency apartment.

"Why have you decided to move to Charleston?" you may ask. Well our second big announcement is that we now both have jobs which will keep us based in North and South Carolina. We are going to be magazine owners and publishers.

Sheryl and I just recently completed closing on our purchase of Carolina Currents Magazine, a bi-monthly publication for sailors and boating enthusiasts with interests in the waterfront areas of North and South Carolina. In just a few short weeks, it will be our responsibility to produce and distribute the thousands of glossy full-color copies of this wonderful magazine to marinas, shipyards, ship's stores, boatshows and other nautical outlets around the Carolinas.
[Shameless plug:... Subscriptions for those unable to pick up a copy locally are available for the approximate cost of delivery, although we are still working on exactly what that cost is going to be. If you are interested in subscribing, starting with our first issue (Sept/Oct), please send us an e-mail (sv.prudence@gmail.com) with your name and address. We'll start a list and contact you once we know how much it will cost us to cover the deliveries in this aspect of our new business.]
Anyway, we selected Charleston as our base of operations because it is new to us. We previously lived and learned to sail in North Carolina. Now, we'll get a chance to learn about her southern sister.

We will work from home to design and edit each issue, but travel will be a big part of the job as well. We'll be driving around to the coastal and lakefront areas of these two states, distributing the magazines and selling advertising space. The best part of the pending working conditions is that I will be able to continue spending ALL of my time with Sheryl. In the past two years I have had the great good fortune to live 24-hours a day within 35-feet of this wonderful woman, and with each hour I have grown even more fond of her. I simply cannot imagine a life where I have to give up a minimum of 40 hours per week of that precious time. That was the ultimate perk of our cruising adventure and will continue to be the highlight of our new venture.

So, what is next on the agenda? Well, we need to refocus our efforts on the boat. We'll start watching for a good weather opportunity for moving Prudence up the Chesapeake Bay. Once we reach Annapolis, we'll pull her from the water and store her on the hard with a big FOR SALE sign hanging from her bow.

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We are Doug & Sheryl, owners and crew of the sailing vessel Prudence.

This blog starts in 2005, when we initially had the idea to quit our jobs and live on a sailboat while we cruised to the Caribbean. At that time we had never owned a boat and had no experience sailing. [...]