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The Voyage of Krogen 48 North Sea Tusen Takk II: Becoming Cruisers, Step By Step
— By Chuck & Barb Shipley

Barb and I each grew up on farms in the Dakotas. We met and married in Savannah, Georgia. We retired in July 2005, sold our cars and our lovely deep-water Savannah home with its gorgeous dock in the back yard, and moved aboard Tusen Takk II, a Krogen 48' North Sea. There have been those who found our transition from under the rattling cottonwoods of the Great Plains to the moss-burdened live oaks of the Deep South both surprising and improbable. How much more so, our recent transition to mangroves and casuarina! We share here some excerpts from our blog,, recounting our first months aboard.

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