Sunday, June 12, 2016

Off for a Southern Summer

Today we start the hellacious task of putting Terrapin 'to bed'. I've yet to find a cruiser who doesn't agree, this is the crap part of cruising. It's the equivalent of  boxing up, cleaning and moving a 3000 foot home...usually to another home, for us, Terrapin is our home. So now what?

Our daughter's response to being asked, "What would you like to do this summer"? was a unanimous, "See our cousins in South Carolina!!!"  Phil's entire family is from Charleston, South Carolina about 3000 miles away from where we lived as a family in San Diego.  

Nine out of a dozen cousins were all born within 5 years of each other...all living in the South. Until moving aboard Terrapin, our girls had spent many summers flying unaccompanied across the States to visit Phil's family for a few weeks, giving them (kids and grandparents) quality time together and giving Phil and I a taste of kidless freedom...I assure you, we didn't waste one second.

Later this week, we'll be crossing the border, back to the States, a place we haven't been to in over 18 months. Why does this year have to be the year that circus clowns are running for President, everyone wanting to talk about politics?

While the girls get lost in running amok with their cousins, fishing the creeks, and enjoying shrimp and grits,  Phil and I will be filling the cruising kitty. We'll be reunited with Terrapin later this year, at a time that's much cooler and boat projects can be done without heat stroke. We still have no idea exactly where we're headed next season, we would like to sail away from Mexico.


  1. Enjoy your time in Charleston. That city ownes my heart! My daughter and family are there and I still visit but I miss so much about it. Now I am in Arizona - just the opposite of green moist coastal living. I believe that time away from cruising is a good thing. You will be so happy to return to your real life in the fall! I really hope that you continue to post a bit about your summer and adventures in South Carolina.

  2. We are in Charleston, SC till the holidays!

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