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Whisper Cove

We arrived in warm Grenada and found Mermaid floating at the dock in Whisper Cove Marina looking like she did when we left her four months earlier. We got busy getting her put back together but Robin caught a Grenadian Super Bug along with bronchitis and spent two weeks miserable in bed. After a doctor …

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England 2019

The hustle and bustle of London was quite a contrast to the time we spent in Friesland where we’ed been in smaller towns. We spent another week at the Cruising Association House on the Limehouse basin, just off the Thames and very convenient to the DLR line. We wore ourselves out visiting museums. We were …

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Blessing of the Fleet & The Galley is Finished!!

We have been busy with boat chores and I have been practicing and racing with the girls on Dreadnought. We are in 2nd place and lost the tie breaker for 1st place… The sailing has been amazing, the whales very entertaining and I think the guys are getting tired of being beaten by the girls …

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Racing and Hanging on the Hook

My garden is doing quite well. It seemed to like anchoring out but needed more water. We are enjoying basil and rosemary! I just cut the top off milk jugs, put a few wine corks in the bottom, soil and plants. It works. My friend Kim visited for a week – which we learned is …

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Back in Redondo Beach

Mike hard at work...

We had a great 15 hour trip from San Diego to Redondo Beach Sunday! The ocean was very calm (perfect for traveling north) and the weather was beautiful. Mermaid performed perfectly with the new rigging (thanks Chris!) and the engine work done (thanks Gary). Finding the right part for the engine was quite a challenge …

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stuck in San Diego…

Well, the new rigging is taking longer than expected (we expect too much I guess) and while the engine (Henry) was apart to replace a gasket the mechanic found the water pump was about to go. I guess that’s better found our here in a slip and not out at sea… June gloom has arrived …

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Back aboard

We enjoyed visiting Texas and Florida and are happy to be back aboard Mermaid in San Diego. We are still deciding where to go next… Cuco (the painter) still has some work to finish so we need to head north to Redondo for a week or so.

Slip for May

We moved Mermaid from the anchorage to a slip at Harbor Island West Marina for the month of May. What nice people at this marina! When we came to the slip (very early in the morning) dock neighbors came out of their boats to welcome us to the marina. Many have dogs for PeeWee to …

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