Quick & Easy Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Taco Tuesday We enjoy going to the Taco Tuesday gathering at Prohibition Drinks & Desserts here in New Bern every week.  It’s an evening full of delicious tacos, comradery among fellow boaters, lots of smiles and laughter, and maybe even a salty story or two.  My kind of Tuesday night for sure! Well, since we aren’t going this week (enter pouty faces here), I thought I would share a quick and easy Chicken Nachos recipe instead.  Wait a minute, scratch that!  We decided to go to Taco Tuesday tonight after all.  Yay!! …

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Season 1- Episode 1: Finding Banjo

Finding Banjo

Finding Banjo Thanks to the recent holiday downtime, Shannon and I were able to finally complete our first “real” video.  We have lovingly named it Finding Banjo, and got it uploaded to YouTube and Patreon. In this episode, we meet Banjo for the very first time, and have our offer accepted.  There is some sailing as we perform a sailboat survey and sea trial.  There are some shots of a really cool looking historic courthouse, located in Brunswick, GA, that we stopped and visited while our shock wore off. We…

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Creative Floating and Sailing Aboard SV Hooligan

Creative Floating and Sailing On The Neuse River We took a day sail with our friends from SV Hooligan to do some “Creative Floating.”  It has been a rough month at work, and both Shannon and I were ready for a little downtime.  So, our friends Cole and Tracy, along with their two pups, Nellie and Max, invited us out for a day on the river.  We gratefully accepted and shared a full day Creative Floating and sailing with them. “Creative Floating” is a phrase coined by Cole to describe…

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If You Can’t Tie A Knot…

If You Can’t Tie a Knot There’s a saying that goes a little something like this…“If you can’t tie a knot, tie a lot.”  Well that’s great and groovy until you have to untie all of those “a lots” especially when you’re in a hurry.  Taking fifteen minutes to untie a dozen granny knots just to move a fender two feet over when you are coming into a dock is a little less than ideal. Practice, Practice, Practice I have no idea why, but knots befuzzle me sometimes.  I have…

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Offshore Sailing with Dolphins: June 2017

Offshore Sailing with Dolphins

Offshore Sailing with Dolphins On the second day of our second offshore sailing passage, SV Banjo was, without warning, surrounded by a pod of dolphins.  Shannon was the first to notice our visitors.  We saw dolphins on every trip away from the docks until now, and this experience set the bar even higher.  SV Banjo was on her second offshore passage since Shannon & Shawn became her “new people.”  Her position was just off of the North Carolina Coast between Myrtle Beach, SC and  SouthPort, NC.  Mid-day, without warning, we…

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