Category Archives: Gulf Crossing

#26: Where Have You Been?

Before we tell you where we’re going, I thought it might help to know where we’ve been.  In fact, I wrote it all down for you in my first sailing book — SALT OF A SAILOR (FREE TODAY on Kindle): … Continue reading

Posted in Annie's Books, Gulf Crossing, Videos | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Docking Debacles, Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Chapter Six: Man Overboard

Lightning is beautiful.  It really is.  When it’s far away and you can just watch it and wonder about the illusive static forces that are causing such shocking white streaks in the sky.   Just wondering how it occurs is … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Chapter Five – Great Light in the Gulf

AC on a boat … I’m still not sure that sits right with me.  It just de-acclimates you.  It took me a good ten minutes to thaw out topside after our first night on Tanglefoot.  My toes prickled as I … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Chapter Four – Tanglefoot

“Tanglefoot,” she said over the loud speaker.  Phillip and I kind of eyed each other curiously.  “Tangle-FOOT!” she said again, this time with more emphasis on the “foot.” That’s when we really found out how serendipitous this whole boat-shopping venture … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Chapter Three – Amateur Kretschmers

“Now what is this ‘none’ stuff?” “Naan.” “Okay, fine. Naan. What is that? A snack?” He was big on the snacks. So, no surprise here I’m sure: Mitch got the boat. At 6’4″, if you’re in the market for a … Continue reading

Posted in Annie's Books, Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chapter Two – The Boat

“Did he inspect all of the thru-hulls?” “Yes.” “Did he run the bilge pump?” “Yes.” “Did you guys try to reef the sail?” “Well … ” Phillip was running Mitch through the paces after the survey/sea trial and he was … Continue reading

Posted in Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | 3 Comments

Chapter One – The Bug

We’ve all had it happen to a friend at one point or another.  They see you’ve got a boat.  They come and hang out a time or two on said boat.  They start asking you questions about maintenance, where you … Continue reading

Posted in Boat Shopping, Gulf Crossing, Mitch Nonsuch Saga | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

“Where Are You Sailing to Next?”

Friends, I have another adventure-on-the-high-seas tale to tell you.  We’ve been busy over here.  While I’ve had a lot of fun cranking out the videos for you─sharing our cruising adventures, our struggles, repairs, outings, friends and fun on the water─I … Continue reading

Posted in Annie's Books, Gulf Crossing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Boat Projects, Cruise to the Keys 2014, Engine Issues, Good Grub, Gulf Crossing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments