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Points South…..Or Not

April 1, 2016 by John No Comment

Once in the Abacos, I was diligently listening to Chris Parker’s weather each day and reviewing navigation charts.  The Abacos is known to have significant passing cold fronts that tend to stop and dissipate before they get down to the southern Bahamas.  So, generally, you can count on better weather in Exumas and farther south.  ...

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Excising the Bad MoJo

March 1, 2016 by John No Comment

So, after we left St. Augustine and made it to Vero Beach with no problems.  I was hopeful that the bad mojo we experienced over the summer was gone for good.  But as one might expect, it wasn’t.  We had only been in Vero for a few days when I fired up the generator for ...

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My Life as a Boat Cat

February 17, 2016 by Leo The Bruce No Comment

Hi everyone, my mom introduced me as a new member of the Lady J crew.  I was so excited when my mom and dad picked me at the shelter.  I played it real cool when they looked in my kennel so that I wouldn’t scare them off, and sure enough they picked me!  Now that ...

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Introducing…Leo the Bruce

Those who know me know I am a huge animal lover. When we left last year, we had to find homes for the last two of our cats, which was traumatic for me. Actually, what isn’t traumatic for me! One was 14 and set in her ways, the other was 4 and loved being an ...

Finally, South Bound

December 8, 2015 by John 1 Comment

It was a bit of a tough summer.  Actually, it was a really tough summer.  I’ve started to write the summer update many times and couldn’t finish it, couldn’t find the right context, couldn’t really come to grips with my own summer. We were in Amelia Island, Lady J’s stomping grounds, spending quality time with ...

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Lady J Store is open for business!

July 3, 2015 by Jennifer No Comment

Before we left port, I was already pondering what to do with all the treasures I would collect on our journey.  John and I spent many hours scouring sandy and rocky beaches and many hiking trails and stocked our boat with countless “priceless” finds.  I’ve created some unique pieces with some of our booty, and others are ...

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Reading List

May 28, 2015 by Jennifer 1 Comment

I have had the luxury of being able to read anything I want, anytime I want, anywhere I want, thanks to the generosity of one of my colleagues at work and some wonderful friends we met on the way down to George Town, who shared 1000+ books with me to load on my Kindle. Thank ...

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Mechanical Problems, Thin Water, A Sunken Boat and a White Marlin; Lady J’s North Bound Sailing

May 1, 2015 by John 6 Comments

Note: there are new videos posted to the video page🙂 Leaving the Jumentos, the Ragged Islands, was bitter sweet. I knew this was as far south as Lady J was heading this winter and I knew Bruce and Joyce on Mandalay were on a shorter home bound schedule than Jennifer and I. But, the two ...

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Lady J Hits Her Stride in the Ragged Islands

March 26, 2015 by John

The Jumentos Cays, aka the Ragged Islands, are the most southerly group of islands in the Exuma chain and they are “remote.” So remote that after the first few islands my Garmin 5212 chart plotter didn’t have detailed maps of the area and none of the Garmin Caribbean SD Chips I own showed the islands ...

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Let the Games Begin!!!

March 3, 2015 by Jennifer 1 Comment

Who knew how much fun a regatta could be??? 10 days of activities: fun and regulation volleyball tournaments, a scavenger hunt, a kayak race, a blind rowing contest, sailing dinghy races, a coconut challenge, a softball game with the Bahamaians, sailboat races, beach golf and bocce tournaments, a poker run, a variety show, post race ...

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