Monday, December 27, 2010


This entry was later replaced with an actual Christmas message, but I keep it here so I will not lose the comments from our dear readers.

Merry Cara Mia Christmas!

We have so much to tell you, and we will tell it all -- after a few quiet days to celebrate Christmas. It is hard to measure how very much we have to be thankful for this year. Our lives are perfect but for the loss of a dear, dear friend yesterday.

We are tucked away in a safe place with new friends, loving life, doing chores and provisioning. Next stop: Bahamas.

Until we have time to catch up, here are a few photos of our first furlough from the ICW, our first offshore passage, our first turquoise, see-through water, our first Christmas with Cara Mia.

Thank you for coming along on this adventure with us. We love you one and all.

Christmas Day is in our grasp So long as we have hands to clasp
Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer. Welcome all who's far and near.

Tammy & Chip

Under full sail at sunrise on passage from Palm Beach to Miami.

No ICW. No bridges. No engine. Pure happiness.


  1. OMG! Your boat decorations are perfect! And it IS liberating to get the hell out of the ICW for awhile isn't it! We put more hours on our engines in the 3 weeks we traveled through it than we did in one year of sailing (and will continue to do so when we get back on board soon).
    And since Dr. Seuss and I share the same birthday I love the Grinch song.

  2. Merry Christmas Tammy and Chip. Your blog has been a wonderful present to all of us landlovers who are living vicariously through you. We have loved your picture and your words this past 6 months and wish you a wonderful blessed New Year.
    Suzie, Joe and Daddy O

  3. Laura: It's the only way I could think of to have a tree that wouldn't tip over! LOL

    Suzie, Joe, Daddy O: Great to hear from you. I've emailed Gene several times but don't know if he ever got them. Happy holidays! Thanks for coming along.

  4. Hello Sailors,
    I truly enjoyed our late afternoon aboard SeaJay in Vero. You were gracious welcome witty and wise company. Some smack was talked. David and Roy say Hi from Zillies on ocracoke. As do I. Onward and forward with our lives we go. Tammy, I want to stay in touch and pick your brain about writing. Please check out the blog I write for Blue Heron Realty. Happy New Year. Here's to the water under your hull.

  5. Hi Jenny! Thanks for checking in and HAPPY NEW YEAR. If you'll write us a note on the CONTACT US link on the left, we'll email you back. Do give David and Roy our greetings. Best to you and your charming parents. --Tammy