Monthly Archives: May 2014

The View From Up Top

April 14, 2014: You guessed it.  Another mast climb.  After we let our hair down and painted St. Pete red on Sunday night, Captain was quick to wake on Monday morning and put this crew to work! Thankfully, this time we were … Continue reading

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A Room Without a Roof!

April 13, 2014: Because we’re HAAPPEEEEYYY!  Who wouldn’t be with this set-up in St. Pete?  Fresh off the boat, we found ourselves right on the downtown strip.  Lots of upscale bars and restaurants, a resort hotel and even a super … Continue reading

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Annie On the Ball!

April 13, 2014: So, now you know our first night at a KEY was not the peaceful, dreamy stuff Sandals Beach Resort commercials are made of … Ahhh … bring me another cocktail Pedro. But, we at least survived it.  Despite my … Continue reading

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SIDEBAR – Boat Nightmares

Upon advice from a fellow cruiser and follower, I’ve decided to take a step back every now and then from our colorful chronicles to touch on a few topics in which many cruisers we have met seem to share a … Continue reading

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April 12, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 10 (Part Duex) – Jenn-AAAYYYY!!

Apparently April showers do not bring May flowers on our boat.  We had just popped back out into the Gulf out of Clearwater Pass, enjoying one of the best sails yet of our trip, when we were showered with ball … Continue reading

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April 12, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 10 (Part One) – Rain On Our Parade

I woke to find a friend on our stern line the next morning. He didn’t even move as we rustled around in the cockpit and readied the boat for another passage.  He just watched us inquisitively and minded his own … Continue reading

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April 11, 2014 – Keys Log: Day 9 – For a Good Ride, Call Johnny N

I will say, it took some time for both of us to come “down” from the epic mid-sea mast climb.  That was something else.  But, aside from the busted steaming light and lost gaff, we did have one good thing … Continue reading

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