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
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20 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
19 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
18 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
17 August 2019 | Fairmont, West Virginia

On the Road Back to Florida - 08/31/19

31 August 2019 | Fredericksburg, Virginia
Slept in until 8. Got dressed and headed up to see everyone. Erin was already making pancakes. I sliced up some fresh fruit while Chantelle scrambled eggs. Rafi set the table. Robert, Chris, Raf and Evie joined us for a lovely family breakfast. Thanks to all of you for this wonderful opportunity to get together!
Erin, Raf, Rafi and Evie headed out to the Jijitsu gym. Chris, Chantelle and I took a nice long walk. Chris added Pickles, the dog, to our walk. He loves to walk. Chantelle took a much longer walk. Robert and Mark worked on some landscaping. I think they got a great work out too!
Hurricane Dorian weather updates predicted this storm will stay off the Florida coast line, which was great news. It will still bring lots of wind and rain to Jacksonville, but at least it won't touch land.
Mark and I decided that it would be best for us to head back to Jacksonville. Our back yard bulkhead is in need of attention, especially if there is a lot of raining heading our way. We will split the drive over two days.
We packed up our bags and loaded them in the car. Then, followed Robert, Chris and Chantelle, as we all met up at the Diner Restaurant for lunch. The food was very good. We said our good-byes and headed south, on our way to Florida.
We stopped a couple of times, mostly to give Mark a break. I drove for around 2 hours. I must say that the roads were full of holiday weekend traffic. Both directions were grid locked at times. I caught up on emails. Mark found us a hotel in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We are both exhausted. We snacked quite a lot, so we skipped dinner.
Arrived at our hotel at 9 pm. Creating tonight's and last night's blog. Hope everyone is have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend as we say goodbye to August!
Thanks for your emails and messages. Happy Labor Day weekend!
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
9 Photos
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