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05 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
04 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
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31 August 2019 | Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 August 2019 | Park Ridge, New Jersey
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28 August 2019 | Huddleton, Virginia
26 August 2019 | Charlotte, North Carolina
25 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
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17 August 2019 | Fairmont, West Virginia

Back in Jax - 08/18/19

18 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
Our alarm woke us up around 6:30 am. We got up and showered and dressed. Then headed to the lobby for breakfast. Mark made some waffles which he didn't care for. He changed to a toasted bagel. I had eggs and a toasted bagel. Then we packed up our bags and headed to the car. Mark drove most of the way today. We stopped a number of times so we could stretch our legs, pick up a coffee, fuel stops as well as meal stops. Most of our weather was sunny and hot, but we had a few times with showers. Thankfully, it didn't last long. The traffic was steady for a Sunday. It was backed up a long way around Charlotte. There were a couple of other places with accidents. This added to our long day on the road. Mark connected my phone to the car's system and paired the devices using Bluetooth. We were able to listen to some YouTube channels which passed the time more quickly. We kept seeing signs for Deer Crossing areas. We were surprised to actually see a large deer running on the side of the hiway as it headed up the hill in West Virginia. We drove south thru North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and finally, Florida. We arrived in Jacksonville around 8 pm. Took Hiway 295 around to the Dames Point Bridge where we could see our house across Mill Cove. It was raining lightly and already getting dark. I was really missing my house at this point. We drove over to Mark's brother's home. It was so good to see Jim & Deb. It feels like we have been away forever. Enjoyed our visit with them. We were exhausted from the drive. Thanks for the many emails, messages and phone calls. It is good to be back in Jacksonville!
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015