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Back in the USA!

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I would say it was the easiest passage yet, but there was still stress and work involved. And money. Would that we had enough bandwidth for pictures, but even in Florida, marina wifi can be crappy. So, in lieu of pictures, imagine if you will…..the Slappey was hoisted up to the deck of a cargo ship ,placed onto jackstands welded to the deck, whoosed down to Panama, thru the canal, and up to Port Everglades, where we bobbed and heaved in very choppy waters in a little pilot boat, were taken to the side of the ship again, and tossed back onto the Slappey as the crane set him down. There was a lot involved before, between and after those steps, but….you get the picture. And so here we are, in Ft. Lauderdale, getting ready to meander north on the Intracoastal Waterway, hoping not to confuse our red and green markers, and to time all the dozens of bridge openings so as not to crash into them with our mast. More to come, with illustrations, at a later date. It’s good to be home.