Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Whole World … and Only Carrabelle’s Got It

May 7, 2014: If we were trying to avoid an aerial bomb strike, you would think coming in under nightfall, might be a good idea.  But, I’ve said it several time before and don’t mind repeating it — we do … Continue reading

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Bombs Over Baghdad!

May 5, 2014: Shrimpers.  That’s what they were.  Those strange looking UFO ships out on the water. They were huge shrimping vessels with massive football stadium-like lights flooding the deck.  No red or green for port or starboard, so you … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Gulf Kind

May 4-5, 2014: With 4-6 foot seas, a steady 17-20 knots of wind pushing us in, and our bow doing a nice ‘figure eight‘ motion in and around the Venice inlet, we made our way in.  The Captain did a … Continue reading

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Provisioning for Passage with “Broccoli Crappola”

May 2-4, 2014: While they were certainly barreling into the slip, it turned out the “Coming in Hot!” boys didn’t really need our help.  About half-way into the slip, the skipper threw it in reverse full throttle and nudged right … Continue reading

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