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ReBlog: Shipyard Vid: Install of Our New Composting Head — Have Wind Will Travel

I’ve been working on projects non-stop in anticipation of some down time while we’re visiting my brother and his family and attending the Pacific Sail and Powerboat Show (soon).  I also know we’ll be heading to Catalina Island over spring break for a bit of a shakedown cruise, gotta knock out a few things first.  So this morning I’m adding more detail to the “Boat” page on LF2SF.  I’m also super excited to have one more of my milestones knocked out for cruising, which is adding composting toilets to Tulum and getting rid of the electric, freshwater toilets we have currently.  I’m halfway there, one toilet installed and one to go.  I’ll bring you more about the install on Wednesday.  In the meantime, you gotta go look at the “Have Wind Will Travel” website with photos and video of their own install.  Make sure to check out the site and consider following them.   

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Reblogged: The Truth Is…Life Owes You Nothing — Dream Big, Dream Often

I couldn’t help reblogging this from “Dream Big, Dream Often”.  Give it a read and soak in some integral truth !

An observation of the world around me intended to provoke thought in you.

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Reblog: Would You Like a Reblog? Leave a Link — Dream Big, Dream Often

The website DreamBig, Dream Often hosts regular changes to get your own site reblogged or highlighted by simply leaving links, stories or info and then paying it forward by reblogging their site.  I see only benefit to this plan, so I want to give you a chance to look at some of the writings on his blog and give it a chance if you want to give it a read.

An observation of the world around me intended to provoke thought in you.

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Reblog: For Sale: 2011 Beneteau 43.3, $119,000 — The Cruises of Marlinspike

Here’s a great pair of sailors who’ve lived their plan and are now putting their boat up for sale in the Caribbean.  Having already sold one sailboat, I’m aware of the challenges of boat sale and am especially empathetic to the challenge of selling a boat from far away….like if your boat was in the Caribbean and you had to come back to the US.  These folks have kept the boat in immaculate shape and worked hard to improve her while sailing the Caribbean, so the boat should be a steal for someone who wants to really sail the Caribbean.  Plus….LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION- you can pick up a great newer boat for a great price that’s already in one of the world’s premier cruising grounds…..nice!  If you’re interested, check out their website and tell em that LF2SF sent you-

All good things must come to an end. This was the third year of our planned three- to five-year Caribbean cruise, and having sailed the boat throughout the Eastern Caribbean, from Grenada to St. Thomas, we agreed that it is time to bid farewell to our beloved Marlinspike. This was the perfect boat for us: […]

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Reblogged: Want to Retire Early?

If this is where you want to be, solid finances will help, ALOT.

When I came across this post from the Aroused Blog post, I knew I had to reblog it.  This post feeds directly into another I’m working on in conjunction with an article I’ve read from the November 2018 issue of Kiplingers magazine.   Ever heard of the FIRE movement?  This is unique group of highly motivated individuals who save their money in large amounts with the express desire to retire early.  I wanted to retire early and have achieved this in my mid-40’s, but I had never even heard of this movement when I started toward retirement.  Read the interesting article below by the Aroused Blog and consider checking that blog out, then keep an eye out for my Weds or Fri post as I discuss the idea of retiring early in conjunction with going on an extended cruising trip.

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Wanna join the 2019 Baja HaHa and cut the docklines this year?   Signups start in early May!

 

Re-Blog- If You Want To Grow Your Follower Numbers, Do So Here… — Dream Big, Dream Often

Here’s a way to jumpstart your own blog or just check out some great new writers who are working on growing their blogs like me.  Check out the link and put your own info on this share board and re-blog this yourself-

Help get your blog out to more followers.

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Re-Blog: The “Its Back” Weekend Share #62

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Re-Post- As Seen On TV — Cannons to Cruising

And by that, I mean MY BOOK WAS ON TV!! It was featured in a holiday gift guide on the show Good Day Sacramento. Somebody pinch me! Here’s the segment: https://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/3985330-out-of-the-box-gift-ideas/ Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll just be here on my boat. Freaking out. Love, Taylor (and my greatest supporters, Conor and W)

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*Blog Share* Live Free 2 Sail Fast #52

Our little Website and Blog was shared again by a much larger and more well-read site, called “It’s Good to be Crazy Sometimes“.  I wholeheartedly agree with this website name and philosophy….as life’s crazy here sometimes and rarely slows down.  If you want to see some great writing and blogging, give her site a read and make sure to drop her a “Like” cause she featured us on a blog share; any publicity helps.

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Reblog- Hurricane Florence — Cannons to Cruising

I almost feel guilty watching this big bitch come in on the East Coast from sunny So Cal, but there’s not much we can do from here except hope and pray.  Here’s a fellow blogger who lives on a sailboat with baby and husband and their evacuation story- They’re safe in Atlanta, hope the boat fares as well- We’re watching closely-

Currently watching Hurricane Florence circle ever closer to the North Carolina coast…from our hotel room in Atlanta. Yep, we are nowhere near this destructive storm and have evacuated to Georgia. To say the last three days were hectic would be a gross understatement. Sunday we were nervously watching the forecast and making to-do lists. Monday […]

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