To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

A Cold Start to 2022

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We're starting to plan our southward trip while wintering at mom's. It's right cold around here.

This means helping clean out her closets. She's not a nomad, but she'll be moving sometime later this year. It seems like she's got bunches of old stuff that no one will ever wear again.

We're assured that it's really "mid-century modern" and there's a market for it on eBay and other places.


That seems nice.

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Getting a few $$$ instead of making a donation to the Salvation Army or Goodwill seems like it might be fun. We have a nephew who's doing this. He's been clearing fun money from selling family treasures.

Mom is doing well.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to get some things organized. I'm working on a book and doing the recordings for a complicated training course. I'll be busy using Mom's internet for at least two more weeks.

CA's making sweaters. And socks.

Meanwhile, we're reading about the Florida Keys. CA's planning provisioning and bird-watching.

We've been as far south as Key Biscayne. The next bit of key hopping down to Key West is a mystery to us. I've (finally) got some clue about some general places that make sense to stop along the way.

I'll correlate the general places with specific anchorages. Sites like CruisersNet lists over 100 places to anchor with varying amounts of detail. It's hard to get a simple list from ActivateCaptain, but I'll be comparing the list with the activate ActivateCaptain charts to get multiple opinions on what's realistic for a deeper-draft vessel.

Eventually, we'd like to visit the Dry Tortugas. Then — maybe — Florida's west coast. We're tired of the cold, and want to put some more miles under the keel.