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Our Hurricane Matthew Update, We’re All Good

Dear worried friends and family,

We are all good here. We’re in Ft. Lauderdale where we spent the last several days anticipating and preparing Curiosity for what we thought was going to be our first major Hurricane (ever!).

We have been overwhelmed with loving and supportive emails, texts, tweets, comments, etc. all wondering if we are safe, sound and in tact. We tried to keep everyone in the loop through Facebook live videos and other social outlets but we realize not everyone is on social media.

We extremely fortunate and are sooo very happy to report we are all good here. We are feeling lucky as lucky can be…maybe we should buy a lottery ticket?

Just yesterday afternoon we left the boat thinking we may come back to a very sad scene. So, naturally we were all smiles this afternoon to see everything just as we left it.

No hurricane smiles

We have a ton of work ahead in order to undo all of the hurricane preparation. This is work we couldn’t be happier about doing! We’ll give you all the details later when we share the video we filmed. For now we wanted everyone to know not to worry about us.

Our thoughts are with all the friends who are still anticipating Hurricane Matthew and those who are struggling to clean up the mess he has left behind. He is and has been one nasty hurricane.

More on all this later but for now…

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the love. We hope you know how much we love and appreciate you all. Be safe out there.

Nikki, Jason, Singa & Cleo
S/V Curiosity Crew

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (91)

  • Jim and Sharon in Canada

    As it is said, calm seas dont make a good sailor. Glad your both safe and sound. All the best in your travels.

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  • cynthia

    My friends and I prayed for you safety and the safety of you’re boat. Much relived!!! love you!
    Aunt Cindy

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  • James & Crystal

    Kindred spirits here in Charleston, SC. We are putting our boat back together after Mathew made landfall just north of us before turning back out to sea. Glad you guys are safe! We spent 2 days preparing our boat and no damage. We have weathered 2 tropical storms and a hurricane since we bought the boat in July. Becoming experts in storm prep. Good luck!

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  • Marivic

    So glad to here you all and your boat are safe and sound. May God continue to bless you both in all that you do! Thanks for the update! Is it me or did I see Jason looked melancholy towards the end? Well I don’t blame him. You both have been through a lot. Giving big hugs and continued prayers your way!

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  • Katie Arnett

    I’m so glad you all are okay. I thought about you all when I heard about Matthew. Was there any damage to your boat? Are the cats okay? How did they do during Matthew?

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  • Krislee

    So happy to hear that you, the crew and the boat are all okay. Thanks for the update! πŸ™‚

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  • So glad! A good dry run for more to come, best to be over than under prepared. xox

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  • Bill Magness

    Glad you two are safe. Been following you for a while now. You guys rock, you’re living the life I only wish I could live. But I enjoy your adventurous spirit, congrats on dodging matthew and look forward to your future travels.

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  • Roger

    Wow! I thought you were in the Keys. Kept wondering how you were sheltering from Matthew. Glad to see you’re
    safe and sound.

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  • Donna and brad

    Yea!! Thank you so much for letting us not
    connected know you are ok!!!
    So glad you weathered the storm so well! Love you guys. Keep on keeping on

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  • Fred

    One of my biggest worries when you began your sailing adventure was hurricanes and other bad weather. Glad to hear you’re OK.

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  • Royce Spicepland

    Thank goodness in good ship shape. I was really wondering how you doing, I would check the map on your Web site and we’ll kept think it’s curtains! Good to see everything is ok.

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  • Michael

    Praise God that you are safe. It is so good to hear from you; now we can relax.

    But don’t forget that as the planet warms, we will see greater and more destructive storms of all sorts. Being on the water will take ever greater precautions and planning to stay safe. Please be aware.

    When last you reported I got the impression you were headed for the Keys and assumed you had gone on around to the west side of the state. Do you have a map that plots your location for us?

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  • Joanie

    Jason and Nikki, I have family in FL and thankfully, like you guys, everyone is fine. Hurricane Matt passed over them. I am so happy you guys are ok. Looking forward to your next post. God Bless.

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  • Connie

    Hugs, big hugs!

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  • Rebecca Ingle

    So happy y’all are safe and sound. On Tuesday the next adventure

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  • Gloria LaDouceur

    I don’t comment very often, but I follow you consistently. You are on my internet speed dial so to speak. I’ve been worried and checking often. Thanks for letting us know you are okay and I hope you always stay that way.

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  • Mike

    You guys are sure having a heck of a time getting out of home port?
    I think you should stop measuring your route in miles but in “hurricanes”. A “Wynning measurement” the distance between hurricanes. This can be converted into time by using the coefficient of your cat’s patience level.

    Just remember that hurricane season does end. And then let the fun begin.

    Mike on the Sea of Cortez

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  • hello Jason and Nikki Glad you are both safe and boat secure.I have survived several tornadoes so know the feeling I have opened up 3 new all weather street 1/2 mile long so am still busy living my dream as you are doing.

    Love Ya,

    Roy http://landretire.com

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  • Rhonda

    Thankful you all are OK!

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  • Sabine

    Hi Wynns, we are very glad that you are safe, good that everything has gone so well πŸ™‚
    best greetings Sabine

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  • I have been thinking of you both and your new home. Glad it’s working out ok and you’re safe. Thanks for the update.

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    • Jay

      Praise God that you are safe. It is so good to hear from you, now onto better adventures.

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  • Mary Alyce Owens

    Happy Happy Day! So wonderful all is well. Wishing you sunshine and fair winds.

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  • Jerry Wells

    Glade to hear you 4 are safe, I always enjoy your vlogs and watching your new adventures learning to become ocean traveling adventurers, is great but Typhoons and Hurricanes are not something newbies should experience alone. I can tell you from experience as a Navy Veteran of 10 years, I road out 1 Hurricane off the coast of Washington on a Aircraft Carrier with waves up over the flight deck, and sailed through a Typhoon on a Fast Frigate on our way to Japan and again the waives were taller than the ship’s mast. Luckily by then I had 5 years experience at sea. So you can imagine my concerns waiting for an update from 4 of my favorite Youtubers sailing around with Hurricane Mathew. Stay safe and Fair Winds and Following Seas your 4.

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  • Ben D.

    I had been wondering about your situation. I didn’t even think that you might have posts on Facebook… Glad you came thru without incident. Hope your travels remain safe!

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  • Ray

    I was worried about you guys but glad to hear you are OK. I am in Port St. Lucie and we did OK also.

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  • Susan Wood-Rautenstrauch

    So very relieved and glad to hear that you are safe and sound- that your boat faired well also! these type of conditions can wreak havoc so I am glad you sought shelter inland. Better to un-tie some ropes than to have no ropes to at all! Please be safe.

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  • Thank you SO much for letting us know you are safe and sound. Hubby and I live on the West Coast (Tampa area) and are quite familiar with the fury of these storms. I lost my home in 1992 in Cutler Ridge during Hurricane Andrew. When we heard the storm was skirting the East Coast our thoughts immediately went to you both. We are so thrilled to hear all is well. Wishing you all the very best and always are looking forward to the next post. Blessings and Hugs! Susan and Don — Tampa, FL

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  • We have thought of you every day during this hurricane and wondered and hoped you would be safe. Many thanks for letting us know, so pleased to hear from you and happy all is well.

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  • Richard Hubert

    Glad all is OK.

    From our location on the left coast – Listening to all the negative press (constant!) about this storm they would have you believe that it was going to be total death & destruction, washing away the entire state of Florida before proceeding north and destroying GA and SC. Luckily they were sadly disappointed.

    And now you can continue on with your sea-worthy adventures – Have fun!

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  • Eric

    I hope you are either reprepping or planning to sail north soon. Matthew is headed back to you then into the Gulf. We’re in Charleston, SC and he’s just now getting here.

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  • Terri

    Thanks for all of the updates , Happy all is well with all of you! Can’t wait to see and hear about your future travels πŸ™‚ Stay safe.

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  • Jill Moody

    So happy to hear that all went well for you during these anxious days! Many prayers sent your way!

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  • Sandy R

    Thank you so much for the update. I was so concerned for you.

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  • Mike Duncan

    So glad you are safe. I truly admire your positive outlook, recognizing the value of the “learning experience”. As you both well know, there is always something to be learned from every experience. Really great to see your big grins in the last video!

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  • Dave Mills

    Good news about your safety! Stay that way please and thanks for letting us all know.

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  • Pamela Mederos-Streetz

    Whew! Thank God you dodged a bullet this time!! Having lived in the Keys & other parts of Florida, I know how dangerous hurricanes and tornadoes can be. I was so relieved when you decided to evacuate! I was about to call “Just Catamarans” to ask them to relay a message to you to get out of town ASAP!!! Thankfully all that drama was unnecessary LOL!

    We’ve been watching the weather reports from the Caribbean with fear and sadness and although I wouldn’t call us particularly religious, we have been praying for all in the path of the juggernaut known as Matthew.
    Cruise on y’all!

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  • Ken

    Glad you are OK and thank you for sending the update as we were wondering about you.

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  • chris b

    Good to hear all is well. Thanks for the update.
    Stay safe, plan way ahead, and remember that Hurricane season doesn’t end until November. Unusua, but It looks like Matthew could possibly round trip the coast.
    -cb.

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  • Leslie

    Nikki & Jason – thank you so much for updating us, I know I couldn’t stop thinking about you both (and the kitties), truly concerned that you were not in harms way. I can sleep soundly now! God bless

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  • Bravo and well done! Glad all is well for the four of you! Thanks for the update.

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  • Elizabeth and Les

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving you two! Bet you don’t mind celebrating Thanksgiving early after being missed by Matthew.

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  • Eloda white

    So happy you are all safe and well ?

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  • Joe the computer guy

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  • Nancy Fernandez

    So glad to hear you’re all safe. Thank You Kent for helping our friends. Until next time πŸ™‚

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  • Shane

    My wife and I will be back in Miami on Sunday October 16. Let me know if ya’ll (were from Texas, so it’s okay to say ya’ll) want to meet up for cocktails, or happy hour.

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  • Sheryn

    Thank you for your update. I’ve been thinking of you, hoping you “all” were in a safe place. Happy to hear all is well. Looking forward to all of your future adventures!

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  • Michelle Eason and Kate Coster

    Great to see you alright Thank God

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  • R R F

    Our thoughts and prayers for your safety and safety. For the east coast. God bless you and all of affected.area!

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  • You should be playing the lottery… without any hesitation !!

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  • Thais Migliaro

    Glad you are all safe and sound!!

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  • John Lesser

    Fair Wynns and following seas.
    Glad you are all all right.
    40 years ago I too lived on a sailboat…would not trade that experience for anything.
    After 30 years of seeing the earth from 38,000 feet, my wife and I are seeing it from our motor home.
    …and it’s the best decision we have made.
    We are glad you are safe, warm and well.
    Continue to be safe.
    John & Pat Lesser

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  • Great to hear all is well and that you are safe. I don’t comment often but I have been following your amazing adventure. Thanks for the update, I have been watching and wondering how you and so many others are getting along. Best wishes for smooth sailing.⛡️

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  • Tricia

    I have never met you but really enjoy your posts and videos. So very happy to hear that you are safe. Please continue to be safe. Cheers from Tricia from Boston!!

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  • Nikki and Jason; been following you since before your Canada trip. Knew you moved to boating and want to say “welcome to Fort Lauderdale!” If you need anything [including if Matthew comes back around & you need a place to hide], give us a call.
    Karen Unger and Ron Perkins
    954.990.0534

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  • Suzie

    Thank you. I have been checking every day.

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  • John Schretlen

    Great news. Thanks for the update.

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  • John Puccetti

    Yea new boat stays a new boat!

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  • Terry

    This is a good site for sailors.

    http://passageweather.com/

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  • Robert Regan

    Good to hear you are ok ITS a worry this time of year over there take care all the best from ozz

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  • Eric Bargetzi

    Oh thank god! We are so glad you are alright! We couldn’t bare to think of you guys
    with possibility loosing so much. Looking forward to some vids (dealing with Wynns withdrawal…lol)

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  • Brian

    Glad you came through without any trouble. Very considerate of you to let us all know how you’re doing. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone dealing with this storm. Looking forward to your next update.

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  • Mary

    So thankful you got skipped!

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  • Marcy

    Don’t know you, but feel like you’re part of my family as a result of keeping up with your blogs. You were the first people I thought of when the warnings were posted about Matthew. So glad you’re safe.

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  • Debbie from Illinois

    Thanks for checking in. πŸ™‚

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  • Pam

    So glad you’re safe

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  • monica Blanton

    Thank god you are all ok!

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  • Bud G.

    Glad you guys came out OK. We’ve been in the position of preparing for a major storm that never came about. Better safe than sorry!!!

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  • Valerie

    The best possible news! Thanks for keeping us updated as well as you did!

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  • Jerry Cummins

    Glad to hear 2 + 2 are safe in the face of the uncertainly of Matthew. It is very disheartening to hear of the distraction and loss of life in Haiti. For those who read this and have the capacity, please help the Red Cross help those in need.

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  • Joyce tatler

    So happy to hear all is good cannot believe it scooted past you xxx

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  • So glad to hear you and the cats are safe!!

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  • J.J.

    Great News for the day, so happy you guys are safe.

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  • Relieved to know you are all safe and sound. πŸ™‚

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  • Dick Carlson

    Can you get hurricane insurance for a sailboat?

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  • Steve of Gilroy

    Excellent. I must say you two have been in our daily discussions, prayers, and on our minds as we watch the hurricane news….and we live on the west coast!

    Glad you’re safe.

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  • D. coleman

    Thought about you so often during these last few days…not on the other media forms, so Thank You for taking precious time to let us know you are OK…really wonderful news…whew…
    I felt confident that you would do the smart thing and take care of yourselves…still..so glad to see your smiling faces. ?

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  • Thom Colby

    Happy to hear all is good.

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  • ROBIN L SHERIDAN

    AKA Little Bird.Great to hear you are fine and taking the time to let us know you are well. Keep safe. We do worry about you. So glad you have friends to help you stay safe.

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  • Bob Beltz

    Take note that hurricane is projected to come around for a second potential hit on south Florida.

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    • I keep warning my family and friends in FL of the same thing. Most are leaving their shutters on. So glad you’re OK.

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  • So happy for you. I saw footage of boats in other marinas getting hammered!! My daughter lives in Daytona and her neighborhood saw storm surge. She’s ok as she evacuated. Of course we are watching all of this with bated breath in California! Texting our daughter every hour probably driving her nuts! Lol!! Can’t wait to see your next vid. Did you get any good time lapse?

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  • Diane Sanderbeck

    Glad to hear that y’all are safe and sound!

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  • Artie Shaw

    Al Right !!!
    Was thinking of you guys.

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  • Ralph Hendrix

    Glad you guys are good,careful it may be coming back but not near as strong! love your videos and post. we have a RV and open fishermen.

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  • Hale & Ruth Lemmer

    We are happy to hear that everything is ok and you are safe.

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  • Great to hear! Thanks for letting us all know. Stay safe you two!

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