Thanks to GB, all of cyberspace is now current with much of what has kept us away from bloggerfying. I now find myself with an awesome combination of semi-connectivity, mostly-sufficient battery power, and random narrow windows of opportunity (!!) to actually write a thing or two. I will use the approach that Zen Buddhism teaches us: Start Where You Are.
I'll insert details willy-nilly. Which also keeps to the Zen code of conduct.
Where we are, right here, right now, on Thanksgiving Day 2013, is on an affordable buoy in the southern mooring field of the municipal marina of St. Augustine, Florida. We arrived on November 25, ahead of some some windy weather. A cold front - about the third in the past 6 days - dropped in on us yesterday which made for some lumpy water. Nevertheless we are safe and sound in the shelter of St. Augustine's river, well away from the incoming seas at St. Augustine's inlet. This morning, the air is chilly and in the 50s (F), but we have some sun breaks and once GB used our Honda gasoline generator to push our battery power above 13.25 volts, our recently-rebuilt, inboard Espar diesel heater ignited and is now warming up the cabin like a champ. In short: not a bad Thanksgiving morning at all.