Category Archives: Good Juice

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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Hatty Hour’s Over

May 10, 2014: We didn’t last long after the fun-loving Blue Dolphin Crew and their Roo showed us such a great time at the oyster warehouse and diner.  It was a few hazy steps back to our boat docked right … 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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Open Says-a-Me!

May 1, 2014: That’s right.  May.  We finally made it to MAY.  Phillip and I both couldn’t believe we had spent an entire month on the boat and it had felt like only a couple of weeks, a few days at … Continue reading

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Book Swap Mojo

April 26, 2014: You might think the ferry ride back from the Dry Tortugas was a little disheartening, having to leave those idyllic islands behind, knowing we had kind of hit the mid-point of our trip, geographically, at least, but … Continue reading

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Next Time by Sailboat

April 26, 2014: I didn’t want to cause too much of a scene getting first aid for my coral collision back at the ferry.  To be honest, I truly thought if they saw the blood dripping down my leg, they … Continue reading

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And Then the Roosters Came

April 25, 2014: Okay, I’m going to be honest.  We awoke from the previous day’s Big FOUR-OH in a bit of a drunken slumber.  The sun rose, we moaned and groaned our way back into the upright position and stumbled … Continue reading

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The Big FOUR-OH

Thursday – April 24, 2014: A BIG day for Phillip.  And, a BIG day for us.  Waking up in the Keys.  Does it get any better?  After taking in the carnie sights and sunset at Mallory Square and cooking up … Continue reading

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A “Sloppy” Sunset at Mallory Square

April 23, 2014: It had been 20 days, 5 overnight passages and 550 nautical miles, a busted Jenny shackle, a beat-down outside of Charlotte Harbor, and we were finally here – KEY WEST.  We were ready to take that town … Continue reading

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