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Currently The Boat

Adventures on America's Great Loop in a Ranger Tug R-29

Stay up to date on our Great Loop adventures. Here we'll share details about boat life on a 2014 Ranger Tug R-29 as we travel by water around the Eastern half of the USA!

 
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Chicago

Once we finally left Holland, we shorted our stay on the Eastern side of Lake Michigan. We traveled from Holland to St. Joseph, spent the...

A Boat is a Hole in the Water....

Finding a place to do the 1000 service on the boat was a little tricky to coordinate. We had to find a Volvo mechanic, close to an...

Expansion

I love the wide open space of the coastal plain in Texas. Every time we'd travel there from the hill country in Austin I could feel...

Oh Canada!

Entry into Canada was easy. We left Burlington, VT and headed toward the border with much excitement. The wind was picking up and the...

Revolution

New York was about the midway point of our loop. While it was natural to wonder what the second half would bring, we didn't have to wait...

Fleet

One night, we shared "docktails" with our buddy boats. One of the captains was Kim, the director of the American Great Loop Cruisers...

Mike

As we were cruising through Canada in the middle of June, we got word that my brother Mike had passed. Since he was wearing a monitor at...

Currently Quarantine

Well that virus finally got us. 2 years, 8 vaccinations (4 each) and 4000 miles into our trip, Bruce tested positive for Covid a few days...

Emmy

Emmy was 6 months old when we found her on PetFinder. She had been loved by a local country western singer whose career was about to pick...

Inlet

Nautical terms have mysterious origins. Ropes are lines, kitchens are galleys, and bedrooms are berths. Sporting is the nautical term for...

Dismal

Dismal Swamp is a provocatively dreary title that provokes unsavory images twice. As a son of an artist, dismal hints at a melancholy...

Tension

Sudden tension comes on like a rogue wave, a depth sounder suddenly wailing out a warning, or a buoy on the wrong side of the boat in...

Love

As the loop has gone on, we're settling into a rhythm. Some of what's happening is unexpected, like delightful stops for lunch in...

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day we went with Looper friends, Kip and Insel, to tour West Point. West Point is spectacular: the grounds, the view, the...

Delaware Bay

Tomorrow, if the weather holds, we'll head into Delaware Bay. As a friend described it today, Delaware Bay can be a "biatch." So, having...

Route Planning

Crossing these larger bodies of water like the Albemarle Sound, Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay take what feels like a lot of planning...

Verdant

Spring is my favorite time of the year. It's a yawning stretch out of a cold winter. A growing of pea green after dying barren brown. One...

Guests!

We've had a lot of guests and it's been great to have touches from home. Julia joined us in Palm Beach. We walked across a bridge over...

Mascot

Throughout the preparations and travels making up our great loop so far, one creature stands ut: the pelican. As we prepared for the loop...

Rest

Our loop is slowing down. Part of it is the weather. Indeed, we experienced gale force winds in both Miami and Hillsboro. Both times, we...

 
 
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