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..
It’s been another productive week of us two liveaboards toiling away on the Pepper. We’ve been out a refrigerator for roughly three and a half weeks and haven’t had a car for half the time, which made getting ice to cool our cold cuts difficult. The old Adler Barbour Cold Machine was 17 years old ..
Here I sit on an airplane, going back to our tiny floating home in Mobile, where Trent will be meeting me at the airport, somehow. I don’t know if he got a ride, took a taxi or borrowed a car. I know he’ll be there but how strange is it that we don’t own a vehicle anymore? I left the Suburban in T..
Being back in Fredericksburg was a bit surreal. I drove the Suburban over solo because my brother bought it (insert happy dance!) and I was ready to see everyone again. I had a hell-of-a-time!
I was picked up by my parents this morning and we drove up to Lubbock to meet my new baby niece. What ..
Put another shrimp on the barbie! Our new friends on Reverie, Mike and Angie, chased down a shrimping boat this week. We’ve been trying to catch Captin Sid for 3 months now and they’ve been living here a week and scored big. Go figure. They took care of us though and together we had 15 pounds ..
Safety first! My task was to equip the ditch bag. It’s taken me about a week to research and collect supplies for our but I’m feeling pretty good about it. Thank you David Adams for giving us your old bag and saving us $50. We’ve spent enough money fixing Pepper..
It’s to that point now where I wake up on a daily basis and say something like, “I’m so glad I don’t have to work today,” as we wait for hurricane season to clear us here in Alabama. We have been able to relax a little bit lately and actually went to the movie theat..
There’s really not much to say here. We’ve come to be so close to many of our new neighbors on the water. We’re so fortunate to have found such good people who have really made us fell welcome and been there when we were feeling overwhelmed. If you can guess, we ate rum balls and passed around..
This sounds crazy but lots of our new yachtie friends are headed to Cuba. Scary, right? The first thing I used picture when someone mentions Cuba is Bay of Pigs, Guantanamo Bay and images of citizens so desperate to leave their country that they are fleeing for the United States on a flotation dev..
We had an awesome afternoon with 7 hours of good wind under our wings! The beautiful Reprise is an older West Sail 32′.
Tate has become a good friend and is as well a respected sailor in this community. We were lucky enough to be invited aboard to learn a few tri..