Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!!
First join me in congratulating Lain who won a copy of Susanna Fraser’s book, A Christmas Reunion!!
As you know we left Melbourne on Saturday. On Monday we did indeed get our new sail and Mack pack which holds the sail.
It took much longer than I expected, so we didn’t arrive in North Palm Beach until Tuesday afternoon. The marina was nice, but it didn’t have nearly the atmosphere of the one in Melbourne, which was a little disappointing. On Friday we moved to the anchorage and I love it here.
So does Raphaella.
It now looks like we’ll have a weather window to head south around the week of the 8th. Wish us luck.
My new daily schedule includes learning knots as well as writing at least a chapter a day. I have three of them down, and I have about three more to learn.
It’s a big week in the writing world. I’ll be a Collette Cameron’s FB party on the 3d. Also Eileen Dreyer, me and several other authors are having a month long giveaway starting tomorrow.
Click here for the link. I’ll also post it on my FB page.
How was your week?
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Happy Thanksgiving from sunny and cold south Florida!
For many years we lived overseas and gathered people around us who were also far away from their families. This year we are the guests.
I wish you all the best Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy your family and friends, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when historical author Susanna Fraser will be my guest author.
One of the things we used to do is have everyone say what we were thankful for. I’m thankful that my husband and I have finally realized a 30 + year old dream, and that I have a very understanding editor. Now it’s your turn.
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Let’s begin with the winner of Bron Evans’s book! Congratulations goes to Yanne!!
Between the boat and writing deadlines, I have been completely overwhelmed. However, I did manage to get Lady Beresford’s Lover, which will release in July to my editor. I’m working on the copy edits for A Kiss for Lady Mary and we-writing it as I go. That has to be in tomorrow. Then I have to write the next book which will be the last one in The Marriage Game.
In boat news, we now have two working engines, the boat is provisioned for our 14 day off shore passage, and we are motoring down the ICW to Stuart for our new mainsail.
We anchored in Ft. Pierce last night and this morning awoke to dolphins!
I was finally able to get a good photo of Alicianna. She is 10 weeks old today and a lot of fun!
This morning we had to get fuel, and I decided to dock the boat. That involved turning her completely around in the marina, but it couldn’t have gone better.
Now I’m back to Lady Mary. I’ll be checking your comments later today, so let me know how your week has been!!
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First I want to congratulate Glenda for winning a copy of Gina Danna’s book!!
Writing wise, I have had my nose to the keyboard finishing book # 7 of The Marriage Game. I’m happy to say that Lady Beresford’s Lover will be sent to my editor tomorrow! I also got in the copy edits for A Kiss for Lady Mary (book #6) which will release in May.
Boat wise it’s been an interesting week. We had planned a shakedown cruise to Ft. Lauderdale an almost didn’t get off the dock. Our anchor light needed to be replaced, and no one had it in stock. I finally threatened to put a candle up on top, and Hubby bought a temporary plug in. We were late leaving and only got a few miles down the ICW, but we made it. And it was a good thing too! We learned a great deal about the boat, including that work was needed on both engines. One conked out completely. I will tell you that maneuvering a catamaran on one engine is like dancing with a pig on ice. Not fun! We also learned about power management. One of the must have items for Hubby was an ice maker. Well, he forgot to turn it off one night and ran down the batteries. It took us two days to get them charged again.
The good thing is our solar and wind generators worked like charms. The boat is comfortable, and all the animals did well. We had a slight problem when we went off-shore on our return trip, Maddie (the kitten) and I both got seasick. I also caught a stomach bug. Alicianna, our new puppy seems to know exactly what to do on a boat. We took her on shore once and she discovered grass, had fun playing in it, but was happy to be back on the boat.
Bronwyn Evans was to have been on the blog last Friday, but she had just gotten out of the hospital, so she’ll be visiting this coming Friday.
Here are some pictures.
This is Alicianna his morning. She is really growing!
There is a speed limit on the ICW. We passed this boat anchored out with it’s lights going.
One of the most wonderful parts of living on a boat is this type of view when you wake up at anchor.
With any luck at all, this should be our last week in Melbourne, FL. How has your week been going?
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