s/v Charabia

05 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
04 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
03 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
02 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
01 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
31 August 2019 | Fredericksburg, Virginia
31 August 2019 | Madison, Connecticut
29 August 2019 | Park Ridge, New Jersey
28 August 2019 | Annapolis, Maryland
28 August 2019 | Huddleton, Virginia
26 August 2019 | Charlotte, North Carolina
25 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
24 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
23 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
22 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
21 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
20 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
19 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
18 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
17 August 2019 | Fairmont, West Virginia

On the Road Again - 08/26/19

26 August 2019 | Charlotte, North Carolina
Alarm was set early. Had breakfast and showered as we finished packing and closing up the condo. Left around 8 or so. Our drive was only 20 minutes. Met up with Ken, our real estate manager. We took a tour of the house and dock, waiting for the carpet installer to arrive. He was a no show. Mark finally gave him a call, but he was going to take another hour to get there. We didn't have time, so it will be arranged thru Ken. I was not expecting to see a pretty empty house. Thanks, Ken, for taking care of our home while we were gone. Mark wanted to make a call to JEA to get our power switched over for next month, so I drove. We were surprised that our choices were for Saturday, Aug. 31st or Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. They were going to charge us a $600 deposit as new clients, even though we have been there clients for over 20 years. They checked and verified that we didn't have to pay the deposit. I drove as far as the Georgia border and Mark took over the driving. We thought that the fuel price was very high at $2.69/gallon, so we continued further into Georgia. We paid $2.23. I had heard that Georgia fuel was under $2/gallon. We stopped for lunch in South Carolina. Then continued driving to Charlotte. Arrived at David & Pam's beautiful home just after 4 pm. We had a lovely visit with Pam's sister Beverly and her mom. David arrived home with some delicious bbq for dinner. Pam arrived a bit later. We enjoyed our time together. The evening passed by too quickly. We so very thankful for your hospitality! Thanks also for the many emails and messages. Enjoy your day!
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