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Whatever happened to Pete?

As you may recall, I started this trip out with my friend Pete Sloss on his sailboat Snowhawk. Pete stopped at Stuart, Florida and went home for a social engagement while he had a few repairs done on his boat. He was supposed to come on down and meet up in the Exumas but I never heard back from him. Pete doesn’t do email, so I wrote his friend Steve Coleman who was due to join him on the next leg to find out what happened.

Steve replied today:

“Hi, John,

“We’re victims of various disasters. I am recovering from pneumonia. Pete’s plane is still being painted over in Georgia. I hope we’re headed south soon, but nothing is definite.

“Snowhawk is in Stuart, FL at the Hinkley yard.

“I hope you’re having a good time.

“Why come home?


Well, for Pete’s sake. You don’t need the airplane fixed to get back to Stuart, Florida. And Steve would have never gotten pneumonia if he had gone south for the winter.

Oh well. We’ve missed having them along. Perhaps we’ll meet up in Florida as I head back that way. Let me hear from you Pete. Get your daughter or someone to drop me an email. Better yet, post a comment on the blog and let us know where you’ve been. 

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Reader Comments (2)

why didn't I get a nick name? everyone else got on...

March 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Hey John,
Just got your blogpost about our missed trip to the Exumas (2008). Slow readers, you know. We miss you, ol' boy. Congratulations on being a grandfather again. I'm proud of you. :-) Come see me soon.
Best always,
(February 19, 2011)

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