Author Archives: The 1st Draft

About The 1st Draft

I am a 30-something English teacher living in the Midwest who loves books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.

Gingerbread houses, alligators, and more fishing

Things are finally slowing down after the Christmas festivities, the kids enjoyed every minute of celebrating Jesus birthday and we had some fun times with new friends. All the kids on boats got together Christmas day to make gingerbread houses, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the crew of Let it Be!

Jack and the kids had a fun day finishing the dinghy/sleigh decorations yesterday as I did shopping in the vegetable market for upcoming Christmas eats. As the sun went down in the evening we dressed up, filled a bag with … Continue reading

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Driving lessons, Christmas caroling, and swimming in December

December 13, 2014 We are loving our new ride! Jack Jack had his first driving lesson and seems to have a knack for it. I fully expect to have my own private chauffeur in a couple years. Yesterday we started … Continue reading

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Feeding the fish, bartering for art, and filling the fridge

December 8, 2014 Just dropped anchor in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after a 291mile / 47 hour sail. We had to slow the boat down in the middle of the night last night because we were sailing so fast and didn’t … Continue reading

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Sand castles, unexpected dips in the ocean, and a little rock climbing

December 1, 2014 Just anchored in Cabo San Lucas, the southernmost tip of Baja California, after a 165nm sail. Nice sail and beautiful sunrise this morning. The evening before we left Mag Bay, Jack and the kids made a sand … Continue reading

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Surf landings, giant shrimp, and turkey on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Packed up the dinghy to have a beach afternoon yesterday but had to abort because of big breaking waves. Our last two surf landings (think California surfing waves) were very wet and the kids weren’t so keen … Continue reading

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Whales and lobsters and mahi mahi

November 19, 2014 Sailed 55 bumpy miles yesterday, the boat handled beautifully, I love this boat. The whales are currently migrating south so we spent the day trying to figure out what kind of whales we saw blowing and surfacing. … Continue reading

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