Monthly Archives: June 2014

Martaritas and Oysterfellers

April 18, 2014: Did I say a margarita?  Okay, it was probably more than one … maybe more than two.  After we got the “car” (aka our dinghy) cranked and running, we scooted on up to the dinghy dock at … Continue reading

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The Car Won’t Start

April 17-18, 2014 (Keys Log – Day 16): I’m happy to say we survived the epic flooding in Ft. Myers.  I’ve never seen rain come so fast and so hard.  But, as fast as it came, it went. The sun … Continue reading

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Of Biblical Proportions …

April 17, 2014 – Keys Log, Day 15: It was around 4:30 in the morning.  Phillip had been holding the helm hour upon hour as we beat our way through the Gulf.  It was shocking to see the wind hold … Continue reading

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SIDEBAR – Ahhhh …. My Name in Print

Or someone else’s name …   That’s fine too, I guess.  As long as they’re my words!  Which they are.  I’ll take a brief break (another one of our newly-coined “sidebars“) from our harrowing trek to the Keys to give … Continue reading

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“Way to Work the Hydro Foil!”

April 16, 2014 The wind was pumping when we headed out into Tampa Bay the next morning. 19.6 nautical mph.  We motored out, nose into the wind, and as we were headed out into the bay, I swore to Phillip … Continue reading

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The Back Door Marine Supply Guy

April 15, 2014: After our leisurely stroll through the Dali museum in downtown St. Pete that morning, it was time to focus on some boat chores that afternoon.  We were in the market for a portable oil change kit.  While … Continue reading

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Hellooooo Dali!

April 14-15, 2014: After our visit with Walter White and his ingenious meth–od for fixing our Jenny, we were ready to get out and do some more exploring in St. Pete.  There was some weather rolling through the Gulf that … Continue reading

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