On Autopilot, Floating Terror, Las Olas Bridge, and Night Docking

On our last day, we plotted our route back to Fort Lauderdale. We then headed to No Name Harbor to the pump out station to prepare our boat for the next students. I thankfully did not have to dock at the pump in this little harbor. We saw a big Lagoon 45 as we were circling around waiting for a[…]

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A Long Way To Go, Testing Underway, and a Stowaway

Another day in the books! It’s crazy to think that today is our last day of sailing. There’s lots to do so this entry will again be short. I will probably clean up the posts and add more detail and maybe even photos. But the photos and videos are going to be much more sparse than I hoped, as previously[…]

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Valentine’s Day Entry – Short But Sweet

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! This post is going to be short because we have one less hour to ourselves this morning. This is because there wasn’t dockage for us when we arrived at Gilbert’s Resort, so we had to wait until the fuel dock closed at 5pm and pull up there for the night. Since they open at[…]

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Teaching, Circles, and a Nice Swim

Our second day was vastly different that day one. Some morning coffee, breakfast and time to get ready (or write my blog) were the first items of the day. After that, it was time to set about our homework. The previous evening after dinner and clean up, we each chose a card that had a sailing topic and were instructed[…]

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Sailing School Day 2

It’s a beautiful morning here in Miami! But I HURT all over. First and foremost – too much sun! My bad. Yeah, I am a dumbass for not covering up sooner than I did and using some tree hugging sunscreen that while environmentally friendly, was not very skin friendly. Coppertone, please. Bumps and bruises, yes. The chop on the water[…]

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