Yesterday, we spent our first night at anchor in a very long time. I can’t explain how happy that made me.
We are anchored off the Key West harbor Marina where we’d been tethered to a dock for over a year. It’s a place I wanted to try since we Continue reading ...!
Having installed an air conditioner, we then faced the questions of powering it while at anchor. If you are wondering about our sudden fascination with air conditioning, while the ideal is a boat swinging quietly at anchor, loved one(s) ensconced c Continue reading ...!
There’s a Southern phrase, “I’m fixing’ to …” that usually means “I am preparing to ….” Since it’s Spring, Lisa and I have been thinking about cruising again. In other words, we are “fixing’ to go cruising.”
Unfo Continue reading ...!
Lisa and I have had a couple of hard weeks. We’ve had a variety of projects to wrap up on Pearl. Things have broken. Components have died. We’re sore from assuming unnatural positions for other than “recreational” purposes. Continue reading ...!
Lisa and I don’t do well together when it’s too hot to sleep. We bicker. Tempers fray. Harley the dog tries to find a place to hide. None of that works well on a small boat.
A couple of summers ago we solved this problem by jerry rigging Continue reading ...!
We went fishing once again with our friend Capt. Ruben Dias a couple of weeks ago. While we’ve been honing our fishing skills by going out every day, it’s a bit difficult to get to the places there are interesting sized fish in our Dinghy Continue reading ...!
Last Sunday Lisa and I went fishing with Reuben, a friend of ours who is a local fishing guide and Captain. I’d been quizzing Reuben for a while about fishing spots around Key West and techniques for catching the various species around here so Continue reading ...!
For those of you who missed intermediate episodes, Lisa and I DID NOT off to the Bahamas as advertised. We had problems with our refrigeration system that eventually took about six weeks to resolve. Besides, we really weren’t interested in wand Continue reading ...!
If you are reading this post, Lisa and I have left for the Bahamas. We are en route, and I no longer have the ability to change the publish date on the post.
The last couple of weeks since Lisa’s kids were visiting have been excruciating. We to Continue reading ...!
For those of you who have been reading these posts, Lisa and I keep threatening to cross to the Bahamas and then back off. The dock-itis we were experiencing earlier is now working itself into full blown cabin fever.
The fact that I’ve been out Continue reading ...!
This is our first post using an email over a radio link to update our blog. If this works, this will enable us to let you know what’s going on while we are under way, or from remote locations. Sometimes, the Internet and technology can be very Continue reading ...!
Okay!?! Lisa and I are ready to try heading to the Bahamas again. Unfortunately, I’ve been out of commission for the last two weeks with serious Sciatica. The seems to be clearing up, and there’s a nice weather window for crossing the Gul Continue reading ...!