Happy 2017 Holiday Season!

Happy 2017 Holiday Season From the people and pirate pups of SV Banjo, we wish you all a very happy 2017 holiday season!  This year has seen so many changes for our little Banjo family.  And we are grateful for all the support of our family and friends! 2017 led us to Banjo in Georgia, then to South Carolina and finally to North Carolina.  We said goodbye to one of the boat dogs, Obi, this year, which was a heartbreak.  Amidst the sadness of loss, however, we also met new…

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Season 1- Episode 1: Finding Banjo

Finding Banjo

Finding Banjo Thanks to the recent holiday downtime, Shannon and I were able to finally complete our first “real” video.  We have lovingly named it Finding Banjo, and got it uploaded to YouTube and Patreon. In this episode, we meet Banjo for the very first time, and have our offer accepted.  There is some sailing as we perform a sailboat survey and sea trial.  There are some shots of a really cool looking historic courthouse, located in Brunswick, GA, that we stopped and visited while our shock wore off. We…

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Banjo’s Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

There’s a restaurant here in New Bern that has some pretty tasty Dutch potatoes, or as I call it hashbrown casserole.  Recently, after a visit to said restaurant, I was reminded just how much our Captain loves this delicious cheesy dish.  Without delay, I set out on a mission to replicate it, or at least make something acceptable.  After researching several recipes online, I came up with my own version of what I am calling Banjo’s Hashbrown Casserole. To my surprise, the Captain approved, and actually said my hashbrown casserole…

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Apple Cranberry Pecan Bread

I am often asked since we are currently docked in a marina, and I am not currently working, “What do you do all day?”  Well, it depends on the day, but there is always something to do.   Some days are cleaning or boat project days, others are shopping or tracking down parts days,  but almost every day I dabble in some kind of cooking or baking.  Although I am no chef by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy to cooking mostly because I enjoy the eating part…

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2017 New Bern Holiday Celebration & Flotilla

New Bern Holiday Celebration & Flotilla We experienced something new last weekend.  Here, in New Bern, NC, they host an annual holiday celebration.  Complete with parades, a concert in Union Point Park by the USMC Band, and the New Bern Flotilla, it is quite the event.  During the afternoon, and although we didn’t attend the parades, we could hear the sirens from firetrucks and police cars.  Looking across the bay, we could see hundreds of people walking the boardwalk in front of the New Bern Grand Marina and the New…

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Beautiful Taswell 43 All Season Raised Salon For Sale in New Bern, NC

Taswell 43 All Season Rasied Salon

Taswell 43 All Season Raised Salon Some friends of ours recently decided to put their beautiful Taswell 43 All Season Raised Salon bluewater cruising yacht up for sale by owner here in New Bern, NC.  Her name is Onward and hails from Vancouver.  We had only come across the Taswell name a few times during our boat search, and never had the opportunity to get aboard one.  So, until now, we really had been unfamiliar with the Taswell, but quickly came to love Onward. Quick Tour Let me tell you,…

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