Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Bye Bye Georgia


Thought I better catch up and put some wrapping on this adventure. Above is Georgia leaving the dock in New Bern, North Carolina on her way to her new home in Deltaville, Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm onboard as lowly crew and Jeff, half of the new owners, is onboard as apprentice captain. Definitely a bittersweet day for Chris and I. 12 years cruising, 10 years on this boat and 8 years completing a circumnavigation.  Now what? more on that latter.

It took us 5 days to travel north on the Intracoastal Waterway and into the Chesapeake. We were expecting cold November weather only to be surprised by nice days in the 70s. The bridges are a little puckering. Georgia is approximating 64 feet 4 inches from the water to the top of the hard stuff at the masthead (that's with a typical load onboard). We heard the VHF antenna twanging on the underside of the bridge while going under the bridge associated with this height reader board. No harm, no foul.

Jeff and Christy are the new owners of Georgia. Clearly a salty crew. Along with new owners, Georgia is getting rechristened to Rosalee. She's ready for new passages and adventures once she breaks in the new crew.
Georgia was our only home. We currently have a 2011 Honda CRV in North Carolina and 2010 Honda Accord in Oregon as our choices to live in. Not sure which is the primary home and which is the summer cottage.  We are off to find a dirt dwelling to base life out of. We aren't too sure where at this point. Most likely somewhere on the west coast. Chris has some strict criteria for our new abode. It must come with a front opening refrigerator and a flushing toilet. I'm hoping for a garage/shop. Not too much to ask for.

 We both wish our reader a healthy, enjoyable and adventurous 2023 -- with a recycled 2015 Xmas card.


Friday, September 30, 2022

More Proof the Earth Is Not Flat

If you have Google Earth installed on your viewing device, you should be able to click on the image above. It will take you to a Google Earth live image showing Georgia's path around the world that you can manipulate. Kinda fun to play with.

Let me know if it doesn't work for you (I will arrange a full refund).

(If you don't have Google Earth on your device, install it before clicking on Georgia's path. If you get a choice between Open in Drive or open in Chrome select Drive and then select Earth. If you are using Google Earth Pro on a Windows laptop, you will need to download the file and then open it in Google Earth. You might need to zoom in or change the colors to see the positions. )

Georgia's path on Google Earth

Download Google Earth in Google Play Store 

Download Google Earth from the Apple Store 

Playing with the Google Earth files is filling my day here, as we sit out hurricane Ian's remnants. We tied off with extra lines to the dock and pilings yesterday. Filled our water tanks, made sure the genset and main engine run, and did shopping trip to get a baguette and soup. Now its just sitting out the rain and a few gusts. The picture above is last night before I moved our east coast Honda to higher ground. The water is now about a foot higher and flooding the parking area. Hopefully it'll start to fall tomorrow, so we can actually get off the dock.


Monday, August 15, 2022

The Last of the Parents


In the 12 years that Chris and I have been cruising there have been many family occasions - marriages, divorces, grandchildren, and deaths. Over the years we have lost all four of our parents, pretty evenly spaced over the period. The last to go was my dad (he's the one on the left), he died this week. It was long life, making 95 years and while we weren't there at the end, I'm sure he was as cantankerous as ever on the way out.