Lazy day on the boat as rain rolled off the mountains and into the anchorage sporatially throughout the day. Wasted time jugging water back and forth from Manati. Made a few nice meals and read a couple books. Real exciting stuff! Now just getting the boat ready to head over to Roatan.
I'm going to roll back time a little bit here. The last anyone heard I was in Miami moving a boat towards the islands. Things fell apart with the boat owner and we had a difference of opinion on things so I jumped ship in early February and went to New Orleans. Let the good … Continue reading Ciao New Orleans
Its that time again to try and get out and break some things on the boat. After plenty of long hard hours working on things we took the night off and went over to Bill Baggs Park on Key Biscayne. The sailing was perfect and with just the genoa out we were pushing well over … Continue reading Day Sail
The past few days we have spent anchored off Star Island in South Beach Miami. A pretty interesting place to say the very least. I've been spending most of my time just walking around people watching and taking in everything the area has to offer. Around mid morning we pulled anchor and moved further South to … Continue reading Coconut Grove
..just end up being perfect. The sun sets and your on anchor in that beautiful protected harbor. You then get a call from some friends inviting you over for hot showers, laundry, and drinks. You end up at multi- million dollar mansion on the water for a wild party fully catered with DJ and full … Continue reading Some days….
Yes, I'd like to order up a few broken hose clamps and one blown coolant hose! Why do engine issues happen when there is no wind out? Why do they always tend to happen 15 minutes before sunset? Hell, Why do sailboats even have engines? Aren't we suppose to be sailors? Ahhhh so many frustrating … Continue reading MORE BOAT MOVING
I thought this was Florida. What is up with the temps in the 30's and 40's. This is ridiculous. Knocking down miles trying to get South as quickly as possible. Nothing to exciting going on here just some broken hose clamps and a leaky heat exchanger. Temp looks good though!
After 10 days of being attached to a dock we left this morning headed Southbound. Not everything is done on the boat, but at least we are away from the dock and in search of warmer weather. We also found out for the first time that the genoa was really under that canvas on the … Continue reading The Floridian Sails
Does this title even remotely describe how I feel about St. Augustine and the people here? After living here for so long I have made friendships with some truly incredible people. All of which made this "How to refit a boat and go cruising in 10 days" actually happen.Flounder:For helping stop me from hitting a … Continue reading THANKS
Just cruising around another small town we found in the bay located at Isla Linton. I'm not really sure what the big occasion is in town but they were definitely setting up for something. Normally I would stick around but since we are sticking to more of a schedule right now that isn't going to … Continue reading Heavy Lifting