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Our 1st Cruising Video!

Video time! …My favorite! Even though we’re total amateurs when it comes to video-ing and producing this kind of stuff, I still totally love it. And especially love having the ability to “re-watch” our home movies over and over again.

This weekend, I finally got around to downloading all the GoPro footage we shot on our sail down from Naples to Marathon. After downloading and viewing over 80 short clips, I put together this fun little three and half minute video of our first “real” sail (which technically ended up as a motor-sail).

Minus the infamous crab pot issue (and the total lack of wind,) we really had such a great trip! It was a gorgeous two days and quite the relaxing motor sail all the way down to the Florida Keys, with our good friend Chris along for the trip!

Right now, we’re still hanging tight in Boot Key Harbor, here in Marathon, while we (hopefully) wrap up any necessary fixes for the crab potting hitting situation. It’s been hell to try and diagnose “exactly” what is wrong with our engine/transmission/prop/etc, but hope to have it figured out AND fixed in the next few days. Meanwhile, we’ve been loving life and adapting to living aboard. We’ve met SO many awesome people here in Boot Key Harbor…Jim & Bonnie from s/v Dana, Eric (E.B.) from Shorebird 2 of Stonington, Wendy and Mike from s/v Ohana, Tammy and Bruce from s/v Dos Libras, Rocco & Gator (the dog) from s/v Giddy Up, Sue & Larry from s/v Serengeti, and Frank & Karen from s/v Wanderlust. We’re pretty darn happy we didn’t rush it over to the Bahamas.

Hope you enjoy our first official LAHOWIND “cruising” video!


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susan weinrothMarch 30, 2014 - 8:27 pm

OMG I LOVE IT!!!! what was that that jer caught??

Kristi ManganMarch 31, 2014 - 3:05 am

Love, Love, Love it! Paige is dancing to that song this year, so she is gonna love this too! GREAT video! So much fun… I cannot wait for more videos!

Lisa YoungMarch 31, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Dad and I loved the video. It made our morning. Love the pictures you took even with the phone. Cuban food looks great!!! Glad you have a couple of great restaurants right there where you need them.

Jennifer - Luna SeaMarch 31, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Pretty freakin’ awesome. :)

JennMarch 31, 2014 - 10:43 pm

❤️ It!! Can’t wait until the hubs & I are out there living the life too!!!

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