I knew before we even signed up I would end up kudoing St Brendan’s Isle. They are very much more than a “mail” forwarding service. They have allowed us to disconnect from our land life with ease. They have allowed us to leave junk mail far, far behind. They have assisted us with our move to Florida Resident status. They have inspired our confidence in them, their process, and their commitment to customer service.
Simply put, they receive our mail. They cull the crud. They scan the rest of the envelopes and packages. They provide an excellent software interface that allows us to request that they hold, or scan contents or shred or redirect or send our mail. The scanned contents show up online the following day as pdf files. Should we want the physical items delivered (such as prescription drugs, charts, nav chips, etc) they forward those just as systematically.
Did I mention they are also classy people? When you visit them, they treat you like family (in the best sense of the phrase).
The pricing is flexible, and in our view, one of the highest value and most affordable services we subscribe to.
Remember Pearl Harbor.
In six days, we have driven 1900 miles.
- The renters have been briefed on the codes and valves and switches.
- The Toyota (now our only car and left at our long time marina) is in St Augustine, Florida with a long time friend and now has a Florida tag.
- We are once again card-carrying Floridians — literally. And the young woman who facilitated the process was delightful to do business with.
- We have collected our mail — including the dark chocolate malt balls, yummmmmm.
- We have slept in three motels and eaten too many places. Tho’, Pusser’s in Ponte Vedra dished up some of the best.
- We’ve had two rental cars (both good).
We made it back into Myrtle Beach with a front chasing us and managed to get back aboard 30 minutes before the rain, but the 25-35 knot gusts bounced us around quite a bit for a couple of hours as we sorted through mail and Christmas gifts etc.
It’s calmer now on the boat scale and on the cruising scale. Key things have been accomplished — boxes checked – and after provisioning tomorrow and mailing Christmas presents, we will get back into the rhythm of traveling this way.
Next we head for Charleston/Beaufort SC where we will consider jumping offshore for Jacksonville.
It’s a process…
Posted in 2011