About Us

We are Brenda & Tom Lahey. Originally from New Hampshire, we moved to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in 2013. In 2016, we bought our boat, a 2006 Beneteau Swift Trawler 42 named “Kissed Some Frogs” (which we lovingly call “The Frog”).

You can read the story behind the name in our “Kissed Some Frogs (What’s In a Name)” post. And find out why we should have named it “Frog Against The Wall” or “Frog On My Pillow”!

In April 2019, we left on our first trip around America’s Great Loop, a 7,000+ mile journey that loops around the eastern USA and Canada. We had a great time, except that our trip was cut short by Covid, and we fast-tracked it home in February of 2020 when Florida shut down. You can read about our first Loop in our Loop 1 Blog.

In December 2020, we took off on the boat again and returned to Florida to finish our trip. On our way home in March of 2021, we stopped in Palm Coast, Florida, about halfway between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine. We had stopped in Palm Coast at the Palm Coast Marina several times and always admired the condos with a private marina right next door. During our visit, we called a Realtor and asked to see some of the condos in Marina Cove just for giggles. Well… the joke was on us! By April 1st, we had purchased one of the condos, sold our house in South Carolina, and moved to Florida!

Moving to Marina Cove was a great move for us. We downsized from 5,500 sq/ft to 1800 sq/ft, and there is no lawn work or significant maintenance. We can lock the door, jump on the boat, and head out! There are no more lawns to mow. We just have to come home every six months or so to feed the cat. (I’m kidding; We don’t have a cat. I’m just seeing if you are paying attention.)

Going Platinum!

In February of 2023, we took off again on our Second Loop trip. This time, we traveled with our friends Brenda & Tim on Indigo, a 44′ Beneteau Swift Trawler, for the trip’s start.

We started the trip by bringing the boat up to Georgetown, South Carolina, to get a few final tweaks (total rebuild of both engines!) done by our ace mechanic Michael at A&M Marine, then headed north on the trip on May 31st.

This time, the trip took us 313 days; we traveled 6,175 miles, returning home on April 2nd, 2024.

You can read all about our trip in our Loop 2 Blog.

America’s Great Loop Routes

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Kiss Some Frogs To Find Your Prince
Thanks for visiting! –Tom & Brenda