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Holiday Wishes from The Two of Us!


It’s Christmas Eve.

Our original hope/intent had been to take Sionna all the way from Maine to Bradenton Florida for Christmas. What with one thing and another and a couple of unexpected surguries and all, we ended up almost 6 weeks behind the plan (remember, “Cruiser’s plans are written in the sand at low tide”!), so instead, Sionna is moored safely in Vero Beach, FL, watched over by another cruising couple we met there, and her humans have traveled by land to Bradenton.

So we are with family for the holiday, off the boat and sleeping in a bed that doesn’t move for the first time in four months – a strange feeling, to say the least!

Here’s hoping that you, gentle reader, are as comfortable as are we. That you are held by family and friends, are warm, well fed, and appreciative of all the blessings this crazy world we live in can provide. Yes, it’s scary and crazy too, but it can be wonderful, all the same.

Merry Christmas, however you choose to mark the occasion!

Blessings, Keith & Nicki

Sionna with her “big sister” Scout.


Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, we’re back on the boat, with plans to visit the Bahamas later in the winter. Follow our blog here, and follow our progress in map form by joining www.Farkwar.com!

11 thoughts on “Holiday Wishes from The Two of Us!

  1. Hey guys…….Dusty here. Ain’t it good that I didn’t come down to St. Pete via St. Augustine thinking to say howdy to y’all in that fair city. If your plans are still to bring Sionna across the lake and one or the other needs some time ashore at that point I could be talked into signing on as crew for that part of the journey. (No, I’ve never sailed those waters.) My cell phone is 207-542-2609. And right now I am in St. Pete where Lady J has taken a condo until Spring. Anyway, happy holidays, Dusty Pease


    • So far we’re both planning to stay aboard for the duration, but we’ll keep the offer in mind! We’ll be taking the Okeechobee waterway across starting next week.


  2. I was hoping to meet you guys in Fernandina. Did you stop? I think that was the one week of cold and some rain. Seems like you were trying to put the miles behind you. Well, I can’t blame you, been there. Would like to see the boat though if your passing by. Nice today huh? 80 degree Christmas, I like that. Happy holidays and fair winds.

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    • Hey Chris, I’m sorry we missed you! Yes, cold weather kept us moving, we’ll be headed across the Okeechobee next week. Would like to see your boat some day!


  3. You do know that vero beach is called velcro beach by cruisers. Once there you never leave.

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  4. Merry Christmas to you both, too, my friends!! ~ Matt & Anne


  5. Happy Holidays to both of you, looking forward to reading about your adventures in the new year!

    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

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  6. Dear Keith and Nicki, T
    hank you for the wonderful Christmas wishes. I am so pleased that you get to spend the holidays with your family. Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year. Love and hugs, Linda


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