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What's Next?

Posted on Sun 18 November 2012 in Living Aboard, Oceans, s/v Deep Playa, Shutting Down Land LIfe

After our successful fall navigation of the west coast of the United States, winter and spring cruise of Mexico, and summer Land Yacht tour of the United States we've decided we're ready and excited to re-engage in our careers. We own nothing but Deep Playa, her contents and a couple …

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How was the Land Yacht?

Posted on Sun 18 November 2012 in Road Trip

Overall, we really enjoyed the Land Yacht and mostly I think we like the convenience of land. On the boat, when Dawn wants to go for run, she has to row the dinghy in, drag it up the beach, clean off her feet, put on her running shoes. A half-hour …

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What are we up to?

Posted on Sun 18 November 2012 in Uncategorized

Back in October, we spent two weeks putting the boat back together and getting things ready. It was still pretty hot then and I (Patrick) was a pretty uncomfortable during the days. It always takes me some time to adjust. All of our (read Dawn's) work prepping the boat before …

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We're Home !

Posted on Tue 16 October 2012 in Destinations - Mexico

We've been aboard Deep Playa for about 5hours now. We're getting things organized, unpacking and sweating a lot! All of our boat prep and the boat sitters paid off, we have zero mold and things are going together pretty quickly. Mexico is reminding why weleft in the summer as the …

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Packing and repacking

Posted on Mon 15 October 2012 in Destinations, Road Trip


We're trying to balance the bags and keep them under the weight limits. 15 hours till take-off!

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36 Hours til we're home !

Posted on Mon 15 October 2012 in Uncategorized

It's 11pm EST and in 36 hours we should be back on Deep Playa.

See you soon!

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RoadTrip 2012 - 5270 Miles

Posted on Sat 29 September 2012 in LandYacht, Route Summary, Winnebago

Here's the full route of RoadTrip 2012 - 5270 Miles!

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Ahhh…how refreshing it is to be in Flagstaff.

Posted on Sat 01 September 2012 in Destinations, LandYacht

Summit of Mount Elden in Flagstaff

I am really far behind on blog posts due to the lack of good internet.  So here is Flagstaff's blog post...but we are currently in Nashville, TN.

We were happy to get the hell outta Phoenix after record 113 degree temps sent us quickly heading north to Flagstaff. We …

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The Grand Canyon

Posted on Sat 01 September 2012 in Destinations, LandYacht

Pea and I were looking forward to going to the Grand Canyon, it wasn’t originally on our planned route but since it is only an hour’s drive outside of Flagstaff it was the perfect opportunity to visit it.  Pea was very much looking forward to seeing one of …

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Today's fixes to this old Winnebago

Posted on Sun 26 August 2012 in LandYacht, Maintenance and Repairs, Winnebago

Real quick background. Our RV refrigerator, the Dometic RM2612 runs on AC Power or Propane. It involves witchcraft and physics, but it makes stuff cold. Pretty much right from the get-go the self-igniter for the Propane died. Then in Phoenix when it was 115F we learned it can't keep up …

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