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Old 08-22-2013, 08:42 AM   #21
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You have to decide whether this is a delivery or a journey. If a journey and you want to enjoy the trip plan on sending as much time as possible in the Chesapeake. It is one of the finest cruising grounds around. Most boaters will want to leave the Chesapeake by middle October so you have two months.

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #22
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You have to decide whether this is a delivery or a journey. If a journey and you want to enjoy the trip plan on sending as much time as possible in the Chesapeake. It is one of the finest cruising grounds around. Most boaters will want to leave the Chesapeake by middle October so you have two months.

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We are looking forward to spending some time in the Chesapeake, thanks!
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #23
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Some have even have gone as far as to say there is nothing to see or do...had to be from those who have never done the South Carolina and Georgia ICW...now those are some desolate stretches!

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Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. Personally, I think that those South Carolina and Georgia marshes are some of the prettiest places on the face of the earth. (They are desolate, though, I agree. :-)

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Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. Personally, I think that those South Carolina and Georgia marshes are some of the prettiest places on the face of the earth. (They are desolate, though, I agree. :-)

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Agreed. However it is an acquired taste. You just have to learn to appreciate the subtleties of the lighting and isolation. The marshes are an amazing incubator for much of the seafood we consume.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #25
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Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. Personally, I think that those South Carolina and Georgia marshes are some of the prettiest places on the face of the earth. (They are desolate, though, I agree. :-)

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Didn't mean desolate in a negative way...

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So far, we've managed to navigate through the intricacies of figuring out how to get mail and pay our bills while underway!
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #27
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We're almost ready to set off....thanks again to Roger and Anne for your excellent advice!
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a cruising blog?
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Can't help with the blog but if you get as far south as Miami, give me a shout.
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Try wordpress.com

that is the host of our blog.
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Unhappy All set for Monday departure

If the weather looks good, we'll head out early Monday from Robinhood Marine Center. The only glitch is that we picked up our Portland Pudgy and our town office is closed....so, no registration. We hope that somehow within our 30 day grace period we are able to do this. It's too bad that there isn't some kind of online way to do this.
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Thanks for your suggestions... I'll check out Wordpress. Has anyone used Google groups?
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Have a good trip. If you are around Cape Canaveral, FL give us a shout. Does Rick Tripp still work at Robinhood Marine Center? If so say hi for me.
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Give us a shout when you get to Abaco, we are on Green Turtle Cay
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