Tag Archives: crossing the Gulf

Ch. 8: Carnage at Sea

I watched him in anticipation as Johnny eyed it and swished it around a time or two.  Water dripped from Yannick’s nose onto his forearm as he, too, strained to see. Having confirmed the prop was not fouled, Yannick was more … Continue reading

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Ch. 6: First Sail of the Trip

Now did that happen at 8:58 a.m.?  8:59? Heck no!  It happened at 9:02.  Right after the start of my shift that morning.  Are there times that I like to hear that piercing elongated beep of the high-temp alarm on … Continue reading

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Chapter Ten: Everywhere We Look … Lightning

So … accidental jibes?  Apparently not much fun on a Nonsuch (and probably not much fun on any such).  After assessing the minor loss of the outboard tiller extender and choke, we were able to get that big ass sail … 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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Back at Sea! Me, Phillip and the Mackerel Makes Three!

Yep, a mackerel!  Which we originally thought was a wahoo, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Back it up.  Rewind.  Bzzzwwwhooop. April 22, 2014: We woke to a beautiful sunrise on our last morning in Ft. Myers Beach.  While we … Continue reading

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