The Voyage
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”  - Mark Twain
The Journey
Our journey is scheduled for one year, June 2003 through May 2004.  We have spent years dreaming of this trip and many months planning for it.
Travel with us,
Anne, Monica, and Tony
Previous Travels:
Heading South:  (Sep to present)
The Bahamas
Florida - Jacksonville to Miami
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
The Chesapeake - includes Williamsburg
Philadelphia (includes Delaware Bay)
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey
The itinerary is to head up the east coast with Maine as the destination, spending the month of August cruising the Maine coast.   We plan to make our way back down the east coast in the fall, stopping along the way at points of interest.  In December we plan to be back on Florida’s east coast.  Early January we will head over to the Bahamas and spend about four months island hopping.  Early May we’ll make our way back to the Tampa/St. Pete area and home where we’ll all resume our lives.
New Hampshire, Mass, Rhode Island
Heading North:  (Jun through Aug)
Maine
Rhode Island, Mass, New Hampshire
Chesapeake
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
North Carolina Coast
The Voyage Begins, May 2003
Contact Us:
Name: Anne Sullivan
Email: anne@norungolo.com
The Vessel
We're cruising on Laissez Faire, (the name of our boat).  She's a 37 foot sail boat with a 12 foot beam and draws 6 feet of water.  This can be highly inconvenient as many harbors and channels don't carry 6 feet of water at low tide.
Name: Tony Norungolo
Email: tony@norungolo.com
Cell Phone:
727-644-7600
Name: Monica Norungolo
Email: monica@norungolo.com
We eat and sleep aboard as the boat sleeps six, has a full working galley with stove/oven, ice box (with refrigeration),  and two full sinks.  The dining table folds out and we can fit up to six at it, but generally we fold down only one side where the three of us sit quite comfortably.
A Typical Day
If we’re traveling, we’re up by 6:00 a.m. and leaving the marina or the anchorage by 7:00 a.m.  We generally make between 40 and 60 nautical miles (1.15 statute miles) a day, depending on the destination, wind, and weather.  We make breakfast and lunch while underway and usually wait to start dinner until we’re in for the evening.  We have simple nourishing meals that are simple to prepare.  We take advantage of local produce and fish to create our meals.
If we’re not traveling, but at port for the day, we take advantage of “terra firma” and get out and explore.  We walk or ride our bikes.  We have two fold up Dahon bikes that stow on the decks.  We also use a day at port to clean the boat inside and out taking advantage of fresh water on shore.
In late August, we’ll begin home schooling Monica which will occupy us all for five to six hours a day.  We’ve selected the Calvert Academy method with which to home school her.  She has set up book shelves on board and has her designated area for work and study.  She’s dubbed it her “study cubby”.
Entertainment
For Tony and Anne, the sailing is the entertainment, but Monica, she enjoys the computer games, movies on DVD and VHS, TV (when we’re on shore and can get cable hook-up), and of course we all love reading.  We’ve also been known to break out the cards and share of few hands of poker together.  Not to worry, it’s all in the family and the stakes are generally reasonable.
Check out our travels by clicking on the links below or above on the left hand side of the page.  They are in chronilogical order with the most recent travels first.  We'll try and keep the site as current as possible, so check back often for updates on our latest adventures.  We'll look forward to hearing from you.
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”  Louisa May Alcott
Heading North:  (Jun through Aug)
Heading South:  (Sep to present)
The Bahamas
Maine
Florida - Jacksonville to Miami
Rhode Island, Mass, New Hampshire
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
The Chesapeake - includes Williamsburg
Chesapeake
Philadelphia (includes Delaware Bay)
North Carolina Coast
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey
The Voyage Begins, May 2003
New Hampshire, Mass, Rhode Island