Category Archives: Docking Debacles

The Thing That Scares Me Most About Cruising

What do you think I’m going to say?  What would you say, those of you out there cruising?  I’m really curious, so please share.  For me, it’s docking.  Yes, dammit, still docking.  Granted, with practice I am getting better and … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven: “Slow Down Buddy. Slower Than That.”

Magic Eraser rocks.  It does!  The last few hours we were underway toward Clearwater I busted one of those magical white blocks out and went to town on the cabin of Mitch’s Nonsuch.  The interior really was in such great … Continue reading

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Bon Buffett Voyage – Day One: A Shoddy Shifter

April 21, 2015: Last year, we spent the Captain’s birthday pillaging the shops of Duval Street, searching for “zee best key lime pie on zee island!”  We were smack-dab, mid-way through our 2014 trip to the Florida Keys and celebrating … Continue reading

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They’re Coming in HOT!!

May 2, 2014: Naaaaaaaaa-suhWENya!  WanaBEEzeewhen-aaahhhh!   Okay, you probably have no idea what I’m trying to replicate here (but if you do – five gold stars!). We rose the next morning before sunrise.  The sky was choked at first with … Continue reading

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Good to the …

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re probably right, but be patient.  We’ll get there. April 29, 2014: While the run-aground in the ICW was certainly not fun (and quite embarrassing on my part) it, thankfully, was a very minor … Continue reading

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You’za Fine Sailing Vessel, Won’t You BACK That Thing Up!

April 23, 2014: Well, now you are familiar with our night shifts, and my goggle-wearing, Cookie Monster, dance party antics up in the cockpit in the middle of the night.  (But, really, does such behavior from me in any way … 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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