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The Great Loop Adventure

Day #301 – Life Aboard a Boat – Part 2

These skills will prove helpful: Counselor (when the boat hits something in the water and it’s not your fault) Party Planner (for the numerous potlucks, docktails, locktails (gathering together at or near the lock/canal waterways), spontaneous get together which Loopers … Continue reading

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Day #300 – Life Aboard a Boat, Part 1

This is a momentous occasion—300 days on the trail, the waterway trail that is! I find this hard to believe unless I look at my journal or calendar and see verification for myself. 300 days, 4848 miles, 16 states + … Continue reading

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Turbulent forecast ahead?

Dark, ominous sky overhead          Warns of rain and inclement weather. Tempest clouds Speak of turbulent forecast. Yet, we are docked safe and secure Naught to worry or fear. Even though outside the Weather is frightful, I … Continue reading

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Breathing in His Grace

All is calm. All is still.                                             Fish jump occasionally. Blue Heron glides overhead. Subtle creek ripples Gently past our … Continue reading

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Sacrifice for You and for Me

Thoughts while sitting on the Amphitheater steps of the Unknown Soldier Tomb: Oh, the tears, the blood shed Represented here in this place.       Row after Row after Row White tombstones Representing sons, fathers, uncles. Real live people. … Continue reading

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Water Therapy

Ocean waves thunder & roll Crashing unrepentant against the shore Greenish-blue water with froth on top Wind blasts sand on my skin Children chase seagulls Birds hover overhead Carried along with the breeze People play … enjoying life Others rest … Continue reading

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He sees all

God sees a lonely, breaking heart So, He sends rays of sunshine to warm a soul An unexpected smile from a stranger Manatee swims beneath the boat  God sees a lonely, breaking heart So, He delivers frolicking dolphins Comfort words … Continue reading

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I’m Back !!!

Greetings & Salutations! Been so long busy preparing and traveling on our year-long Great Loop journey that I am sorry I’ve neglected this blog. In the interim, I hope you’ll find, read, comment on our blog link at www.TravelsOfSanctuary.com. Our … Continue reading

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Ready for Adventure?

Today is day #28 of the Great Loop adventure. And, yes it truly has been an adventure. We’ve seen landscapes, waterways, and sunrises not seen before. Met new Looper people we would never have crossed passed with in our regular, … Continue reading

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Pot of Gold

Recently I had the opportunity to sit at a book signing table with another talented writer, Kerry McAvoy and a dear friend, Vicki. Just like in past signings, I am amazed at the similarity of people who cross our paths … Continue reading

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