Regrets… I’ve Had a Few

As we move on into our third week on the hook in St. Augustine, each day of our extended stay feels like penance for some poor decisions we made while outfitting our boat for cruising. Admitting that those carefully researched, perfect-on-paper choices haven’t panned out in real life hurts the soul and the wallet. So here we sit, eating crow and waiting for parts to ship. Our dinghy setup has been one of our biggest headaches so far. We loved using the Portland Pudgy in calm, protected anchorages like Weems Creek, but we found her to be no match for the ripping current and waves we’ve seen everywhere else we’ve anchored, and...

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