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Christmas Day 2013 Jekyll Island, GA

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Christmas Day 2013 Jekyll Island, GA
Christmas Eve afternoon we arrived at Jekyll Island Harbor and were greeted by our friends, Jim and Betsy, who arrived a few days earlier.   About 20 cruisers gathered around a campfire last night and enjoyed TX oysters, steamed shrimp, and smoked ribs.  The wood smoke was a wonderful "bouquet" for me resurrecting many memories of camping trips when the children were little.  Today I've found myself burying my nose in last night's sweat shirt savoring the sweet bouquet and inhaling those precious times and reminiscing of decades ago.
Following are photos taken today on the Jekyll Island Historic Area.














22 December 2013 Merry Christmas to All!!!

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A spectacular fall day describes 14 November when the wind abated, giving us the bluest of azure skies. Our 3 water tanks were topped of, both 300 gallon fuel tanks full, holding tank empty, fridge and freezer packed---and we are underway in a southward direction! Life is Good!  In our five years of being full-time cruisers, this fall has been the most lengthy and seemingly habitual weather and mechanical delays that we've ever had.  When we reach Isle of Palms, our arrival will have been impeded by 6-8 weeks.  This "true life example" reinforces the seasoned cruisers mantra when we're underway, "we can tell you where we intend to be but not when".  Certainly I've mentioned this enough for it to be ad nauseam to you by now but October 2012 I made ALL of our annual medical/dental/optical appointments for mid-October 2013.  Dolefully, I had to cancel ALL of them.  End of story, we had head to toe physicals, A colonoscopy (my turn is next year), dental, or…