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All About Avocet

All About Avocet

The Discovery and Details of our Cheoy Lee 41' The Discovery Back when Chris and I were looking for boats in 2018, Avocet was not even on our radar. In fact, a boat of her caliber was out of the question entirely as we were looking for something more quaint and simple like a...

Sickness, Scorpions and Sailing

Sickness, Scorpions and Sailing

Poseidon poisoned me as punishment for being away. The curvature of our cockpit seats cradled me as I curled up in the fetal position, hugging my sides and praying for forgiveness. Despite my many pleas, sea sickness washed over me like waves crashing on the beach pushing me to...

Building a Dodger for our Sailboat

Building a Dodger for our Sailboat

Another DIY Project, Brought to You by the Avocet Crew After all of the projects we have done aboard Avocet, I am pretty positive that Chris’s biological makeup mostly consists of fiberglass- just think about all the reconstruction, sanding, and fairing we have done… It is hard...

Italy or Bust

Italy or Bust

How We Spent Twenty Days Exploring Italy With Our Family “This is the first time we have sat down all week,” said Chris as he settled into his aisle seat. His comment was nearly factual as we had spent the past six days running all around Ventura County, CA preparing for our...

The Gentry Eagle

The Gentry Eagle

A Tale of Triumph and Sorrow By Marissa Neely   Ventura Harbor California is a seaside oasis filled with various boutiques, restaurants, and marinas that many vessels (including our own) are fortunate enough to call their “home port.” Although the harbor houses vessels of...

Resources to Help Ukraine

Resources to Help Ukraine

Hey friends. How are you? We have been dealing with a lot of emotions regarding the current state of the world and have been trying to stay positive - but it’s hard, you know? Our hearts are with our dear friends in Ukraine, Russia, and the surrounding areas as the atrocities...

25 Lessons in 25 Years

25 Lessons in 25 Years

Chris and I were both born in February, his birthday falling on the 10th and mine the 14th making me none other than a Valentine's baby. For years we have combined our birthday celebrations since the days are so close together, despite the difference in our age. Between us,...

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