>We have a new phrase which seems appropriate for our shore excursions. “We’re off like a herd of turtles.” It seems to perfectly describe that 20-minute scramble for sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, maps, camera and correct trolley change which occurs before we set off. In the cockpit, we debate “Take Chewy or Tie Chewy.” If we leave him, we usually have to tie him on his leash because that was not at all his plan for the day. At the last marina, he jumped off without permission and relieved himself right in front of the harbormaster. I know, when you gotta go. Finally, we check the docklines and climb or jump off, depending on how low/high the tide is. Our new fav phrase comes to us from the George family, who traveled with a brood of six all over the world and never lost a single kid or dog. Michelle and I have shared many family stories the past two weeks and her family takes the prize for Meeting Fascinating People All Over The World. We are in Clearwater, FL, after a two day sail. We caught another big fish which went unidentified for awhile. We thought we have either a King Mackerel or Wahoo. The marina here has a number of charter fishing boats and we’ve decided it was a King Mackerel that has been feeding us so well.