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Looper Rendezvous

After leaving Paducah, Kentucky, we made our way up the Ohio River and down the Cumberland River to Paris Landing Marina near Buchanan, Tennessee. (The marina actually sits on Kentucky Lake, but the geography is hard to explain without a map). There we joined 350 other current, past, and prospective Loopers for the American Great Loop Cruisers' Association's (AGLCA) semi-annual Rendezvous. Sponsored by boat brokers and Looper guidebook companies, the conference gives current and past Loopers like us a chance to share cruising stories and reconnect with fellow Loopers we've met along the way. And it helps prospective Loopers get an idea of what life on the Loop might be like through seminars, conversations with current Loopers, and tours of Looper boats called "Trawler Crawls." Many prospectives are looking to buy a boat for the Loop, and the crawls help them prioritize what they want on a boat and what they can live without, for every boat is a compromise in some way.


While Adagio was among the oldest boats on the Crawls, guests seemed to love her beautiful teak interior and spacious decks. I'm sure the wine, fresh fall mums, and southern hospitality helped as people came aboard. Since some of you have not (yet) been on board, we've included some photos of Adagio at the Trawler Crawl so you'll have an idea of what it's like to live on a 42-foot boat for a year. Enjoy!


Adagio Salon and Galley

Galley

Dinette (Folds into a Bed if Needed)

Forward Stateroom

Master Stateroom

Sundeck, Wet Bar, and Fitness Center (exercise bike)

Fly Bridge and Upper Helm

(this is where we pilot the boat during the day)









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dianefscully
Oct 25, 2022

So glad I had personal tour of your beautiful home/boat during your initial phase of the loop in Fort Lauderdale! I feel like one of the lucky few!!! It has been SO ENJOYABLE following your adventure!!! Will have a bit of a let down when you finish!

Thanks for including me!

Diane Scully

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Kay
Kay
Oct 25, 2022
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Thanks Diane! We loved Ft Lauderdale and loved meeting you. Hope to see you again soon!

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Guest
Oct 24, 2022

This boat has almost more space than our NY apartment. In fact, the kitchen may be bigger :). Fantastic. We need to go out on a tour sometime. Congratulations for accomplishing this.

XOXOXO

A&P

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Kay
Kay
Oct 25, 2022
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I think your apartment may be a tad bigger. We’d love to have you anytime! Hugs!

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Guest
Oct 24, 2022

Beautiful!


A & P

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Elise Williams
Elise Williams
Oct 24, 2022

Thanks for tour 😊.Looks very comfy. Just passed Kentucky Lake and thought of ya’ll. On way home from Nashville. Welcome home, great adventurers !!! Elise & T

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Kay
Kay
Oct 25, 2022
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Thank you so much! Can’t wait to catch up.

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Guest
Oct 24, 2022

Thank you - love the photos.

TB

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