One Door Closes...


It is with a certain amount of sadness mixed with excitement that we announce the end of one era for us and the beginning of another. Health issues have required us to move off the water, and our beloved trawler Beach House has been sold and is now being enjoyed by her new owner. This also means that we will cease publication of The Great Book Of Anchorages guides. Even though the books have been extremely popular and well received by boaters, we can no longer keep up the publications as we would like, and the sales and distribution process has gotten to be more than we can handle at this time. We are looking to find someone that will take over the publication and keep it available to our fellow boaters. In the meantime, we must put everything on hold. Once the current stock is depleted at our retail partners, there will be no more. If anyone is interested in acquiring the publication, use the Contact Us page on the website. Please provide your name, phone number, address and any additional contact information. We will not respond to any inquiries without that information.

We learned a long time ago that life is always changing. Once we stopped fighting and accepted the changes, the new direction was even better and the benefits greater. We aren’t ready to give up or pack it in just yet. We need to stay closer to available doctors and medical facilities if needed, but the wanderlust is still in us. Last year we purchased a Class A RV and the new plans are to tour the country by land. Our new adventure begins in just a few short weeks. In many ways it will be different and in many ways it will be the same. One big lesson learned is recognizing when it’s time to stay in a situation and when it’s time to let go and move on. The signs have been obvious for us now. Someone said to us, don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy because it was. We’re both excited to begin this new adventure and see where this new direction will take us. We will leave the blog in place for as long as you all find the information useful. 

We will miss all the wonderful places we have visited, but what we will miss the most are the wonderful people we have met along the way. Thank you all for making our anchorage guides so much more successful than we ever imagined when we published the first copies in 2012. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement along the way. We’re ready now to pass the torch on to another boater who might want to pick up where we left off, and to head out on our new adventure. We won’t forget the old friends and who knows? If you see a big old RV pull into your marina parking lot, it just might be us. Fair winds and stay safe out there. Chuck Baier and Susan Landry




8 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to 'see you go'. This blog and your books have been such a great resource and inspiration. You don't know how much I have learned from you. Best of luck -Rob & Sharon

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    1. Thanks. We weren't quite ready to make this decision yet, but sometimes it's out of your hands. Chuck and Susan

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  2. I second twin beaches comment. When we decided to purchase our 40' marine trader I searched for all the info I could find regarding marine traders and landed on your blog. I have read every posting from your purchase of beach house forward. Even bookmarked the website so when I have a question I can see if you have already answered it. The two of you have been so helpful and I imagine there are many people you have provided info for that haven't acknowledged your expertise and experience. Good luck to you in your new travels and adventures! And thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge. Wishing you happy new trails! Susan

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Chuck and Susan

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  3. Good luck to both of you! Enjoyed the blog very much, hope you will continue to blog about your land adventures.

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    1. Thank you. We are considering doing a blog for our land cruising, but haven't made a firm decision yet. Chuck and Susan

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  4. Sorry to see you guys go, but happy for you at the same time. I have enjoyed the blog. Best of luck to you in all your travels. Have fun, be safe and may God richly bless you both.

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    1. Thanks so much Will. Good luck to you too. Chuck and Susan

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