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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Disappointment – Now with Photos

The guys that were trying to move the tree gave it their best effort but were unsuccessful. They’ll be bringing in a crane to clear it on January 2nd. So we left the Dismal Swamp Canal and North Carolina and motored back to Norfolk to head back south via Virginia Cut. Currently we’re tied up … Continue reading »

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Watching and Waiting

Joint Venture is ready to go. Her crew is showered, the laundry is done, the car is dropped off. The freezer is packed, the fridge is overflowing, the Christmas cookies are secured. The strong winds have abated, and it’s a beautiful clear night. Only one thing remains… the tide. Currently we don’t have enough water … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas!

After a lot of Brad’s hard work, finally Joint Venture is ready to head south. The weather has changed again, so we’re now targeting the morning of December 27th to cast off the dock lines. First “gaining” a day, and now “losing” a day has caused us to scramble to complete some tasks that needed … Continue reading »

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Countdown to Departure

If you look to the right >     >      >      >      >    >    >  > > > > > >>>>>>> You’ll notice I’ve put up a countdown clock till our departure. VERY astute followers will also notice that a few minutes ago it gained 23 hours? … Continue reading »

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Making Improvements

Before we departed last winter we installed some solar panels from SBM Solar. Unfortunately, due to a manufacturer defect, they started to break down after our first winter in the Bahamas. I contacted SBM when we returned to the USA, and they replaced them free of charge. Two replacement panels arrived in August, but were … Continue reading »

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Small Victories

Sabrina is currently in Indiana with her family, which leaves me here with Nermal in Maryland. I stayed behind to check the final few things off the “To-Do” list. Most importantly, I’m supposed to fix the heater, rebuild the heads, and swap out the new solar panels. Because I’m here, I’m also in charge of … Continue reading »

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We’ll be home for Christmas

It’s always a bad idea to pick a departure date. After telling everyone I talked to that we were just waiting for a minor part to arrive and then we’d be leaving tomorrow, that will not happen. See the minor part arrived for the heater, I installed it, and the heater still didn’t work. I … Continue reading »

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