Getting around this weekend while simultaneously avoiding the St. Petersburg Grand Prix was the strategy but the race’s buzz reached us even while we were blocks away. We had planned to anchor out at the Manatee River but rain and thunderstorms were forecasted so we stayed tucked in our Bayboro anchorage. Also, Jake planned to […]
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Back to St. Pete’s!!!
I have been putting off posting until I can load pictures. Decided to just post words. It may be awhile until I get on a WIFI connection to handle pics. We left Port of St Toe Monday morning. Yes, we renamed the place. Lily misread their sign due to the funky lettering and thought we […]
New Orleans To Port St Joe’s
Around noon on St. Patrick’s Day, Jake put out there the idea that we should get off the boat once more while in the Party Capitol of the World. It had been a cold, rainy morning so he did not get a “Yes Indeed!” from anyone but Lily. Still, the aged and infirm parents were […]
Jake’s 21st in New Orleans
We made it through the treacherous waterways of New Orleans yesterday. We started two days ago from Houma where we tied up at the City Marina. The Houma City Marina has few amenities. However, its proximity to the park made it a perfect place for Lily. She took up with about five or six wild […]
More to come. These are taking some time to upload and we are headed down to the French Quarter. Hopefully, can get some pics up tomorrow.
Galveston to ? – Continued
We made good time to our next anchorage, Bayou Petite Anse, and started scouting out a good anchorage among several choices. We poked around an hour trying to find a good spot and finally ended up anchoring at the very edge of the channel on the Bayou’s west edge. The channel was very wide so […]
Leg One: Galveston To ?
The north wind has had its way with Clear Lake Texas this winter. It was still blowing as we pulled out on March 5. We had been planning an offshore passage to Florida. However, we got out in the Gulf and did the classic Maybe-The-Ditch-Won’t-Be-So-Bad U-Turn. It was a little rough with offshore wind blowing […]
“SV Foxtrot Sweetwater, Ok”
The rechristening took place last weekend. Some boat owners make this a ceremonial affair with champagne and toasts to Neptune. We put the name on, stood back and said, “It will probably look crooked from a distance.” That was about it. Hopefully, Neptune will not get word. Also last weekend, we got a call on […]
Polar Bear Night
We got outside our comfort zone yesterday. Lily went first so we pretty much had to follow. Yes, our comfort zone was a mere 20 feet away, steaming gently into the night air. Still, we hesitated. We have access to a total of three swimming pools since we have boats at both Watergate and Waterford […]
Weekend Sunshine, Sail and Fun Family Time
We put the new boat through quite a bit this weekend – our first family sail. Toni and Danny came down from Oklahoma for a weekend visit and Michelle joined us for the fun. Saturday was sunny with a light breeze. We had a big breakfast at Skippers to fortify us for boat handling. Back […]