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Countdown to Launch

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July 9, 2018

John was living on the boat almost immediately after Outlandish was in her slip at Harbour West Marina. It was Monday, and we had booked the slip for a…

Preparations

A Very Long Winter

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June 17, 2018

Apparently, all the great marina managers are named Kelly.  At least in our experience so far, which is honestly, not a lot, but I’ll try not to diminish the…

Preparations

This Must Be Thursday

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June 17, 2018

There was a plan.  The plan was to buy a boat, spend some time sailing her, and then head off for adventures unknown while we circumnavigated the globe.

That was…

Preparations

The Seven Month Separation

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June 11, 2018

When we bought the boat, John and I made a deal.  He would let his massage therapy practice go so he could do all the packing and renovations on…

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A Long Time Coming

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June 11, 2018

On April 23rd 2017, exactly one year after our splash day at Mimico Yacht Club, we stood, with coffee in hand, on the shore of Lake Ontario.  We had…

Preparations

The “Three Hour Tour”

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June 9, 2018

Summer 2016 passed by us.  While I was off travelling for work and weddings, John realized that with the engine out of commission we had no hope to leave…

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t

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June 9, 2018

(… this story is continued from part 1: A Flying Boat With No Engine)

A sailboat in a slip without masts or an engine isn’t going very far.

We had a…

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A Flying Boat With No Engine

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June 8, 2018

In my understanding, boats are supposed move through water.  Canoes have paddles to propel them, powerboats have engines, sailboats have sails… but they also *should* have engines.  Ours did…

Blog Post #1 Preparations The Story Begins Here

In Search of A Polar Bear

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June 4, 2018

When a five year plan is no longer a five year plan, it becomes something seriously stuck on the bottom of your shoe. You know the damn thing is…