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How I Love the Suwannee!

Posted on Feb 08, 2016

The Suwannee River is just grand! We were here about 10 years ago, and I loved this wide, slow moving, […]

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SetHappy New Year (LAUGHING GULL’s GREAT LOOP BLOG)

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Libby and I are celebrating the New Year in Englewood with her mom Gloria and sister Mary. Gloria will be […]

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Gulf Crossing

Posted on Dec 30, 2015

Now wind-bound at Fowler’s Bluff, up the Suwannee River, we crossed the Gulf from St. Marks to Steinhatchee, a 50-mile […]

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Tidewater!

Posted on Dec 02, 2015

With just a little bit more than 2800 miles of freshwater behind us, we’ve reached salt water at Mobile Bay. […]

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Cruising The Great Loop in a 24 Seaway Offshore Coastal Hardtop

Posted on Nov 02, 2015

By John Page Williams A retired couple making a 6000-mile Great Loop Cruise in a 24′ boat? You’ve got to […]

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Cooking On Board

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This is Libbey with my first blog post, about time! We have a propane stove with one burner and a […]

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Planning

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The notion of this trip arose in October of 1992. Dave Getchell and I (Steve) were on a six day […]

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The Route

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We’ll launch at Troy NY, cross the Hudson to the Erie Canal. We’ll follow the Erie to the west to […]

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Launch and the first 10 days

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A bit of a delay getting internet access and unfamiliarity with the blog editing have put me behind. Libbey and […]

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Good wifi on the Illinois River!

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This is a mix of log and boat info. Big group of photos at end of this post. I’d like […]

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