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Need to get moving! It’s getting cold!


We had to say good-bye for a short while to Kathy and Fred/MAKAI. We first met them in the Abacos in 2007 and have been great friends since. We had the opportunity to have them as a neighbor for most of the summer and it seemed way to soon to say good-bye. Time really flies.

They are heading south and hope to be in Brunswick, GA by Sunday. We will be heading to Florida by car next week. Hopefully we will catch up soon.

Thanks for the going away dinner Kathy! It was delicious!

Cathie the CLOD. OUT.

It must be time to head south! The boat cards are printed!

Hi All!

Boaters have boat cards that show a picture of their boat and information about her crew.  We hand them out whenever we meet new friends who we would like to keep in touch with.  I usually make a new one each year since some information usually changes.  This year we have this new blog site to add.  When the card is finished it is usually the last week before we head south.  It now feels official that the new season has started!  I am starting to get excited!

Now the lists start.  What needs to be done to leave. What to take.  What provisions do we need.  What boat projects need to be done.  What needs to be ordered online.  What registrations, licenses, memberships, etc. need to be renewed or procured.

One of our main projects when we get down to the boat is to go up the mast and get the radar fixed.  Since Tom and I are both not happy with heights we are hoping to find someone who will be willing to climb the mast for us.  If not, Tom is the go to guy!

INTERLUDE needs to be washed, waxed and bottom painted before we can drop her back in the water.  Hopefully in 3-4 days we can be at the dock to do the other chores.  It seems strange not to have her by the house to do these projects a little at a time.  Here’s hoping we have good weather to do those “on the hard” chores.

The pressure is on! Some of our buds are already in Florida or on their way. Our date to head to Florida is now October 31, if all goes well.  Luckily by car we can do it in one day instead of three weeks. The clock is ticking!  Wish us luck!

Cathie the CLOD (Cruiser Living on Dirt) OUT.