Hi. sorry I haven't posted any news about Billy lately, but there really hasn't been that much to tell.  Billy left cape may and cruised to the Oregon inlet (ok...there is a story there, but I will let him tell it) and made his way into Pamlico sound. he worked his way to Washington, north Carolina and left the boat at a marina there while he flew home for thanksgiving.  He returned on 11/29, and worked on preparing the boat for the installation of our new watermaker.  Then he worked his way through the ICW, not making many stops (no fun without me he says).  He made it to Jacksonville FLA on December 14.  He is presently docked at the Trout Brook Marina, which is off the Saint John River.  He found a place where he could store the boat while he comes home for Christmas.


He says there is tremendous hurricane damage in this area.  There is still a lot of debris along the sides of the roads and at the marinas.  However, the marina he is at has a brand new dock, and the town is working hard to spruce up for the Superbowl, which will be in Jacksonville this year.


He has been keeping busy cleaning up his bachelor's mess, getting ready for my arrival.  Today, 12/19 he flies home for the holiday.  On 1/1 the both of us will fly to Laguna Beach, CA to visit with his brother until 1/9.  We will come home to Marshfield, and then get our dogs situated.  on 1/14, we fly back to Jacksonville (both of us!) and begin preparations for our trip across the stream to the Bahamas.  I cannot wait.


I will be able to send more interesting stories at that point.  Billy and I have a way of finding interesting things which happen to us.....


Things that are working out well for Billy are the BUS HEATER, which he tapped into the diesel engine, getting free heat when ever the engine is on, and the dodger enclosure I made for him, which keeps all that heat in.  We will keep you posted on our new watermaker once it is up and running.


Seasons Greetings and Fair Winds