About Us

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We are John and Debbie Daigle and, along with our Golden Retriever, Jake, and our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Kirby, we are about to set off on the adventure of a lifetime.  Along with our three children, Jason, Kelly and Jeff, we have been a family of boaters for most of our lives.  We started on a small power boat on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut and then, for many years, sailed on Long Island Sound and the surrounding areas on our 30 foot Hunter, Solitude.  We have also boated along the east coast from Martha’s Vineyard to Florida, sailed in the Caribbean, led groups of boaters from Sarasota, FL to Key West in the Gulf of Mexico and guided a trip with a group from Sarasota to the Bahamas.

John and I moved from Connecticut to Florida a little over 10 years ago when we decided we had had enough of winters.  Somehow, for a while, we ended up with all of our children in Florida as well.  Jason lives in Port Richey, Kelly and her family (husband, Craig, and children, Michaela, Carter and Madison) are in Jacksonville, and, until recently, Jeff and his family (wife, Sarah, and sons, Walter and Rush) lived in Melrose.  Jeff, who is in the Coast Guard, has since been transferred to Washington, DC, but we really enjoyed our time in Florida with all of the kids.

In Connecticut and in Florida, I taught math in high school.  John, who has an engineering degree, made a career change from technical sales to boat sales before we left Connecticut.   He continued that job in Florida and eventually became a boat broker.  We have had a great time in Florida!  We bought a Cessna 172 to travel all around the state and to visit our kids on a regular basis.  John had earned his pilot’s license when he was in college.  We also have a Boston Whaler which we keep on a canal off the Manatee River behind our house in Bradenton.  Now though, it’s time to transition to AfterMath.

Over the past several years I have become a serious photography hobbyist so you will see lots of pictures of our adventures as we make our way through canals, locks, rivers, and islands.  All along the way we welcome you to travel with us on our blog.

20 thoughts on “About Us

  1. John and Debbie. I love following your crushing adventure through your blog. Pictures and stories are wonderful. So happy you guys are enjoying it so much. And you have so many other wonderful places still to explore. God Bless, Lynn and Jackiel


  2. Hi Debbie and John
    Charlotte and I met you in the mid Exumas last year and have looked in to your blog from time to time. I and my family are back on board Sun Cat but seem to be stuck here in Marathon due to the persistent East winds. Hope you have had a wonderful time on your cruise and look forward to some day crossing paths once again.
    Joe Russo
    S/V Sun Cat


    • Hi Joe!
      We have been thinking about you and Charlotte lately, especially as we passed those places we shared with you. We are now back in Florida. We will spend this summer in the Chesapeake Bay. Where are you headed? We hope you are well and enjoying a great sail soon. Hopefully we will cross paths someday soon!

      John and Deb


  3. Hi John and Deb,

    We knew each other while I was at Regions. I have really enjoyed following your travels and seeing Deb’s wonderful photography.
    I now work near Downtown Sarasota and wondered if you are moored here now?

    I would enjoy seeing you both and the Aftermath, if your schedule and interest allowed.
    Kind Regards,


  4. We live on our 48 LRC, Flip Flop with our Doodle, Scout, and are currently cruising the west coast of Florida. We met Jim and Lisa (Texas couple that purchased a Marlow sailboat with no experience) in Marathon, who said they met you. Would love to meet another LRC cruiser. We are on Facebook at MV_Flip Flop or Instagram at MV_FlipFlop.


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