We just received the most wonderful news! Pepper’s safe to sail the 7 seas once again! AND the bill is completely, shockingly, manageable! David at Indigo Yachts really took care of us on this one. He did a top notch job repairing Pepper’s damage at..
We had a bit of a situation in Nevis last week but we handled it. Perhaps, this was a blessing in disguise.
We were t-minus 18 hours from making a 120 mile overnight sail to Guadeloupe when Trent noticed the bilge pump was running pretty hard. The bilge pump sits under the floorboards and pumps o..
Strangely enough, it’s been an all American kind of week anchored here in Puerto Rico. Let me begin by telling you I can’t remember the last time I had a hot shower until most recently. I know it was in Florida, somewhere. Months ago we crossed over to the Bahamas, passed quickly through Turks and..
So we are still in Marathon. It has been less suitable weather to make an escape to the Bahamas since we showed up here, and as such we sit and wait. We have had a good time here. Almost 2 weeks ago we moved the boat into an anchorage area inside Boot Key harbor due..
Coming to terms that we can’t legally travel across most international waters and enter into other countries with a weapon on Pepper became our reality this week. Trent carried a Keltec PF 9 pistol for the last several years and we brought it along with plans to dump it before leaving the country…
Pepper is jam packed full of non-perishables and dry goods, poor heavy girl. The McFarlanes have generously driven us to Costco to load up their car, twice. The first time we did some provisioning back in Mobile we suffered mostly from sticker shock but also stowing everything away was a terribly ..
Pepper was rippin’ along all day at over 6 knots. We were absolutely stoked about the good winds and took full advantage of the way it blew but we didn’t feel the need to pull an over nighter. We’re in no hurry after all. Our good friends, George and Barb, told us about a quiet little anchorage al..
Well you could say we made it…I mean the 213 mile cut across the Gulf of Mexico. We sort of sailed from Panama City to Clearwater Florida. Of the 55 hour non-stop journey we motored Pepper for over 20 hours. Talk about a headache! Mr. Weatherman was ill advised. The wind was on our nose the last h..
Google says provisioning means to supply with food, drink, or equipment, especially for a journey. It does not tell you how hard it is! I’ve been to 4 grocery stores and 2 different Dollar Stores in two days by ..
I’ve had another full schedule today in the life aboard Pepper and everyday as we near closer to departure…which we think is next week! I woke up, did my yerba mate tea routine while Trent did his pressed coffee and then we at a little breakfast. We always talk about our plans for the day and wh..