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Entries Tagged as 'Famous Firsts'

WE DID IT!!! We are in the Marquesas!

May 9th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Famous Firsts, First Mates, Our Route, Pacific Crossing, Passages

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!  WE MADE IT!!!!!!!  we are in the south pacific and holy smokes, i can’t believe we’re really here. After 25  days at sea. Lord have mercy, I am really really really really really glad to not be moving anymore! I’ve wondered for days now how to write this post.  Honestly, I wish that I […]

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This is it! We’re crossing the Pacific…

April 13th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Famous Firsts, Our Route, Pacific Crossing, Passages

(Of course, I can’t post without writing something….) For more information on the “Spot” thing I’m talking about and how you can check and see where we are/were, check out Matt’s blog. I am really horrible with “goodbyes” and this isn’t even really a “goodbye!”  (um, did anyone notice how I *almost* started to cry […]

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Our First Stowaways

March 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Famous Firsts, Life on the Boat, Mexico, Passages

On the way down from Ensenada, we didn’t see any whales or dolphins (argh!! wtf?!?!?), but we had these funky little squids wash up on deck.  If I had been thinking quickly, I would have snatched them up and thrown them on a hook to use as fish bait.  Alas, they dried up before my […]

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Let the hazing begin – an initiation to the cruising life

March 14th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Famous Firsts, First Mates, Funny, Life on the Boat, Oh Crap., Passages, The beginning

Hello world!!!  We just arrived in La Cruz, Mexico after NINE FULL DAYS out at sea.  I can’t believe we managed to stay out so long.  All in all, it was relatively uneventful although we did encounter a small storm in the first couple of days.  The overwhelming feelings for the first 6 days were […]

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Our first (and hopefully only) Tsunami experience (Shelter Island, San Diego)

February 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Famous Firsts, Oh Crap.

Note:  The video is very unimpressive, but it was extremely disconcerting to come on deck and see our dock lines straining, and the water flooding in, knowing that if we experienced anything worse we wouldn’t be able to do anything about it because Matt had all the belts off the engine! One thing Matt and […]

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The Honeymoon Begins!

February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Famous Firsts, First Mates, Introspection, Life on the Boat, Our Route, The beginning

Matt and I were married in October and even though we had a fun road-trip from CA to NJ and then had a nice relaxing three days at a beach spa/resort (thanks again Aunt Arlene & Tom!), we didn’t have a “real” honeymoon.  Those other get-aways were somewhat negated by the stress and craziness of […]

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Hey Kids! This is better than TV!!!

February 23rd, 2010 · 8 Comments · Famous Firsts, Funny, Learning to Sail, Life on the Boat, The beginning

Ok, so not quite, but this sailing stuff is at least more interesting than Jersey Shore, right?!?!?!? Anyway:  I thought I’d share a few of our “firsts” for those who love us and so I can remember them next month when, I hope, we’ll already be old hats at all this stuff 🙂 (HAHAHA) – […]

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