In may of 2010 Anna and Pete embarked on a great adventure to complete The Great Loop a circumnavigation of North Americas waterways in the 32' Nordic Tug "Blue Yonder".
Awesome video guys!
Congratulations to both of you. I had found your blog when you first started and continued to follow your journey. We took our boat down to Key West from RI for the first time and did see you in a couple of places. Unfortunatly you were never on the boat when we saw your boat. Some day we will also complete the great loop. Good luck with you future in St.Augustine.
Just came across your blog....Just read the whole thing.....I am looking to do the same thing you guys are doing but head down the east coast to the bahamas......my boat is for sale and I am looking at trawlers/tugs now....I would love to see you do a post about your boat...How it has handled seas, what is best piece of equipment, what do you wish you had, maintenance, problems, etc..I cruise out of hyannis and visit nantucket 3-4 times a summer....here is my blog..http://cruisingwetpaint.blogspot.com
Thanks for the blog and the ending video. My wife and I have been following you since I saw 'Blue' in Petoskey Mi at the city marina. You have inspired us to keep our dream alive, as we are 3 years and 3 months away from our 'Loop' experience. Your ending video, made me humble up a bit, great job. Like Seray 36 Sedan's comments... It would be nice for you to post a wrap-up on expenses, maintenance issues, what to NOT do, etc etc.I wish you well in St. Augie Good Luck. and Thanks again.
Are you taking the boat back down to St. Augustine ?Bill Kelleher
Pete and Anna,Congratulations on a wonderful adventure. I envy your courage in making the decission to pursue your dream and your fortitude in seeing it thru. You have been an inspiration to our whole family.Love you both,psthanks for allowing me to be a small part of the adventure.Uncle Ed
Congratulations and thanks for a great video!
Thanks for all the comments. Yes the boat is being shipped to St Augustine. Martie Neimeic from Neimeic Marine in New Bedford is loading it on a truck. If anyone in New England wants a good Yard in my opinion his is one of the best. I will work on a posting with some facts and reflections on what we learned on the trip, my main advise is don't worry about the details, a lose scedual worked best for us and there was always a person or group of persons to gather information. I would talk to as many people as I could then Anna and I would make our own decision from what we learned. The Trip is not Brain Surgery, throwing the lines and getting underway on day one proved to be our hardest task. After that it was just FUN FUN FUN. Best of luck to you all.
We were so touched by your video. There isn't a dry eye on the Negotiator right now! You summed up our liveson this voyage, our times together and the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment you experienced when coming back into your home port. I love the music and thank you for including us in the video...we LOVED IT! GREAT TRIBUTE to the adventure!!! Love you two so much, The Parrent family
A year later and we still can't watch the video without crying....tears of happiness really. Miss you two so much.
Found your blog and just finished reading it. We live next to the Chicago River where you started filming in your video on the last post. I really enjoyed reading about your adventures. I had just finished reading Dragonfly's blog (yes Parrent Five you have made many firends on your travels!) and saw you had also met up with them during their loop. Best Wishes on your new adventures in Florida. St. Augustine is really nice and, if you can, make your way up to Cumberland Island when the weather is cooler and take a look; sorry you missed it on the first pass. We live in Florida as well and my wife has been going to Cumberland since college. Take care and safe travels!