Aloha!! I’m at this travel thing again!! So Capt Bob and Barb have been hiding out in key Largo all winter....then the Covid hit!!!! Now it is too hot and impending hurricanes are on the way! Mission: Save the grandparents from the tropics!
  • The elephant has landed

    June 8, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Mission successful! Snowbirds are safe at home! RV is returned! Life is normal again lol or maybe not! I’m off to Vermont to hike some trails! Stay safe everyone!!

    Hooray! Glad mission completed! All are safe and sound! [Nana]

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  • Day4

    Key Largo to Fort Pierce FL

    June 2, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Aloha!!
    Sailed out of Key Largo around 4pm yesterday and just got into Fort Pierce now! 24 hours of Ocean sailing and it was beautiful...until it wasn’t! About 5 hours ago we made the call to head inside to the waterway instead of another 12 hours past Cape Canaveral in unpredictable weather! Tom and Pat were on shift, fixing some dingy straps went the wind picked up from 18 knots to 27!! Quick! All hands on deck, pulled in the jib, reefed the mainsail and tried to keep bfast or dinner from becoming fish food off the side of the boat!! All except Pat, she’s feeling good after some deep sleep! We heard their may have been a whale sighting in the night and definitely got a hello from some dolphins!! All is well for now!! Making our way up the waterway! Till the next update!!
    I wonder how RV crew is?
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    Sarah Muir

    Where you headed?

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    Josephine Welsh

    Brunswick Georgia

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  • Day3

    Delayed a Tide

    June 1, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Of course we didn’t get off the dock at 830 am!!!
    After a medical visit, more food loading, a trailer pickup, dogs fed, chocolate cake for breakfast, spotting of the local sleeping nurse sharks and more crew shenanigans we plan to sail out around 3 pm!! Chuck, our land support has pulled thru with every chart plotted and weather spotted! Communication is at an all time high people!! Where’s the freaking bathroom key?? 🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ I think everyone he enough coffee!
    Also I totally got a quick shower in!! Yaaaaaaasssss
    This!! This is what could happen!! Ok off to planning! I think???

    Stay tuned for more operation RV to tropics but no swimming and back!!
    Hahahahaha
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  • Day3

    Day 2: Key Largo is hot!!

    June 1, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Aloha!!

    Reunited and it feels so warm!!! (80 degrees) An 8 pm Arrival time sent the team scurrying in different directions!! After we unloaded the snowbirds, loaded enough food for a month long voyage and tried to hook up the RV to electricity but totally tripped the hotels power (I mean nothing happened)... we had a cold one and cake in celebration of grandpas 87th Birthday!!! Wow!! Now some of the team needs some sleeeeeeeeeeeeep!!
    Operation covid rescue stage 1 completed!!
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  • Day1

    Day 1

    May 30, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Mission: Save the snowbirds
    Step 1: Rent the RV, stock the RV
    Step 2: Drive nonstop to Key Largo and convince officials to let us in a day earlier then everyone else
    Step 3: shower(hopefully) Load xapiema (sailboat), split up sailing crew and RV crew
    Step 4: maybe we get to sleep and maybe not, pick up a trailer for thier minivan and attach to RV
    Step 5: Sailing crew leaves Monday morning( high tide at 535 am) before tide recedes, RV crew leaves or not ( they can do what they want)
    Step 6: Sailing crew gets out for an awesome sail to Brunswick Georgia to meet up with RV crew!
    Step 7: Drive home harmoniously
    Team Players:
    Josephine welsh
    Tom and Pat welsh (parents)
    Rob and Jan welsh (aunt and uncle)
    Captain Bob and Barb welsh (snowbird grandparents)
    Toby and Rocco ( fur support)
    Chuck Wargo ( land support) (chart and weather enthusiast)

    What could happen?
    It’s a welsh adventure!
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    Oh yay!!! You survived two months of quaratine you can handle a boat ride!!!! Right??!!! [Jane]

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    Josephine Welsh

    Yea no biggie lol

    5/31/20Reply
    Elizabeth Grunewald

    The horrific hoy of ir all!

    5/31/20Reply
    Josephine Welsh

    Yay

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