We will be donating all proceeds from this video to PERC to support the Abaco islands.

If you’d like to donate to the Bahamas rescue & disaster recovery efforts, we recommend the organizations below. We’re not affiliated with either group, but have researched and confirmed their authenticity.

  • Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue – http://htvfr.org/index.html These donations will go directly to those on the ground in Hope Town.
  • PERC – https://www.percabaco.org/ This is a 503c organization which supports a number of Abaco based charities and is tax-deductible for U.S. residents.

While cruising down the west coast of Florida, we run into a few obstacles: Our power runs out without all of our solar panels up; a navigation mistake results in us finding the bottom(!); and working while traveling is just plain complicated. But hey, it’s all good fun!

During a few days anchored at Longboat Key, we spy some dolphins frolicking in the shallows, and meet a charter boat captain who ends up coming to our rescue. With our alternator on the fritz and the majority of our solar panels still in their boxes, we push our batteries to the limit, forcing us to check into a marina yet again. We talk energy independence and discuss the difficulties of working quasi land-based jobs while cruising.

Hope you enjoy!

Lauren & Kirk

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