Category Archives: Cruise to the Keys 2014

That’s a Wrap! Boat Leather Pics & Video

August, 2014: To a certain degree, every passage is a shake-down passage.  I mean, it’s rare cruisers pull up to a dock or anchorage after a trying-but-successful passage and say, “Yep, we did everything exactly right.  All of our equipment … Continue reading

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The Mishap Recap

May 20, 2014: So, this sailing stuff?  Nothing to it, right?  It’s just ropes (which we call “lines”) that control sails which make the boat move.  That’s pretty basic.  But, then, there’s also the engine, the batteries, the thru-hulls and … Continue reading

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It’s Weird to Be Back

May 14, 2014: Isn’t it funny how quickly you acclimate?  Thirty some-odd years living on land, but after only six measly weeks living on a boat during our trip to the Keys it seemed our bodies and minds had converted … Continue reading

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Back in Blue Waters

May 13, 2014: We woke to a hand-painted pastel sky after our night of UN-rest on the Plaintiff’s Rest.       The oldies-but-goodies mixed tape soundtrack of Island Time kept playing through my mind as I put on the kettle … Continue reading

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How To Make Friends at a Marina

May 11, 2014 (Mother’s Day!): There are two ways, either 1) cook up a savory dinner on the community grill, open a box of wine and invite everyone to share it, or 2) play the best loud music, open a … Continue reading

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Sax Sultan in the Beer Garden

May 10, 2014: After the horrendous slam-a-ground just outside of the Port St. Joe bridge and the heroic motoring of our boat to get us off the shoal and bring us safely to port, the Captain, the boat and I … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Use the Word ‘Run’

I wouldn’t.  It just doesn’t quite capture it.  Jumped.  Landed.  Struck.  Those are all more appropriate.  But, run?  No.  I wouldn’t say we ‘ran.’ May 10, 2014: After a wild, peanut-shelling, hatty-hour hollerin’ night at Bowery Station, Phillip and I … Continue reading

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