Episode 8: Jessie of Katie and Jessie on a boat talks about cruising the Great Loop in her early 20s.

Photos by Jessie Zevalkink; Jessie rigging the boat.  Katie and Jessie dry off after a swim.

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Jessie Zevalkink talks about her travels in the Great Loop of the U.S. and Canada during 2013-2014.  She and her friend Katie Smith traveled in a 27-foot sailboat from Michigan to the Bahamas and back with Katie’s dog.  Check out their blog in http://katieandjessieonaboat.com/. The early twenty-somethings were like “aliens” in the cruiser community and were embraced up and down the ICW and featured on the front pages of Cruising Outpost. We talk about their working their way around the waterways of the U.S.A. and their travels in the nature coast of Florida and the Bahamas.

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Photo by Jessie Zevelkink

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