Tuesday, March 12, 2013


"When I lived on land, I would have found it creepy to stalk somebody on the strength of a six-hour friendship, but on the water, different rules apply. Cruisers are subject to 'flash friendship,' where hours spent together are measured more like dog years." 

And if you want the whole backstory, here are the links:

Thanksgiving in St. Mary's, 2010, where we met Sea Gal and finally caught up with Karen and Dale after meeting them briefly in Charleston.
The blog post this column is based on -- and another visit the next day.


  1. Hi Tammy & Chip,

    Just found your blog via Zero To Cruising. One of the best I've read, and I read a lot of them. I'm still living vicarously through you and other kindered spirits, but our time is comming. Two more winters and I swear I will never be cold again.

    I'll be back often to visit "paradise", in between preparing Cool Change for another season on Chesapeake Bay. In the interum, I wish you tranquil seas and empyrean isles.

    aboard m/v Cool Change
    somewhere on Chesapeake Bay

    Tell Chip hello from GSP exit 30.

    1. Hi Ed,

      Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you've chosen to come along with us -- and good luck on your own adventure plans. Consider us your personal advisors. We love helping new and rising cruisers. Contact us through these comments or privately on our contact form over there on the left.

      Fair winds!

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