Three Musketeers

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I heard rollicking approach from the boardwalk and down the ramp onto the docks.  The chatter and laughter continued as young people clamored aboard the neighboring boat.  I was in the cockpit processing images on my laptop.  One called out to me, with confidence and a rather contagious exuberance, “Hello, nice to meet you”.  I looked up to see a young lady of about 11 years old.  So outgoing and polite. A moment later, a man approached.  Probably the dad, I thought.  He introduced himself and apologized… perhaps for the disturbed peace, as now tuning of violin, viola and cello came from the back deck of the fishing boat.  Wow, the sound was unexpected and my curiosity peaked.  I was being blessed by the sound of youthful wonderment.  Jim told me his daughter, Lillian, and her friends were on their … Continued

Sunrise, Sunset

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Well, we finally reached the warmer weather when we arrived at Beaufort, SC.  We are so happy for some vitamin D.  Lady’s Island bridge opened, we passed through and pulled up to the docks at the downtown marina.  This seemed a good time to look at our plan again.  We left NC late in the season and weather kept us in the intracoastal waterway instead of along the coast permitting a quicker trip to the south.  Getting as far as we had hoped was looking like one big race.  Also, since our auto-pilot failed to keep a course, Beaufort seems a good opportunity to install a new one.  So, we are staying here until the end of the month and then looking for a few days of awesome weather for coastal passage to Florida. One of the best reasons for … Continued