To The Bahamas, Part 6: Miami (still)

2012-04-09, 22:00 — Miami, Miamarina, slip #C-1

Time slips away, doesn’t it? I meant to blog on Saturday night, then again on Sunday night, but failed miserably. At least it’s only Monday night, right?

Lemme see if I can recall what we did over the last three days.

Saturday morning, we got up early and […]

To The Bahamas, Part 5: Miami

2012-04-06, 21:30 — Miami, Miamarina

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that our arrival at Miamarina had some minor hiccoughs (“hiccups”) associated with it. Barbara phoned (radioed?) the Marina for a reservation, and the dockmaster and office people were all out. The accountant was there and tried hard to be helpful, saying that he […]

To The Bahamas, Part 3: Charlotte Harbor to Key West

2012-04-03, 21:00 — Key West, A&B Marina

We left our little anchorage just inside the Charlotte Harbor entrance at about 09:45 yesterday morning (2012-04-02), planning a roughtly 56-hour nonstop sail (and/or motor) to Miami. Our planned route would have taken us through a pass (Boca Grande Channel) just barely east of the Marquesas (uninhabited small […]

Rant: Re-arming inflatable life vests

I’ve been struggling a lot recently with researching a large number of issues related to getting Dream SeQueL into (and keeping her in) top condition. And many of the items I discover that require work first require research — if not for “how to”, then at least “where to buy”. I suspect there are going […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Days 13, 14, and 15

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know…blog every day or you lose the information.

Well, I’ve lost the information. I know we have done a whole bunch of stuff, but for the life of me, I can only think of a few things.

One thing we attempted to do was haul Barbara up the mast to the lower […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Days 9, 10, and 11

OK, I’ve been a bit delinquent in blogging, but I have a good excuse, really! (I just can’t remember what it is )

On Tuesday, we drove the nearly 30 miles up to Hudson (just north of Port Richey) to take Peyton to his new home. Abby came with us, of course. Peyton’s new daddy, […]

July/August 2010 Sailing Trip — Day 7

Ugh…instead of starting work on 0ur planned list of jobs, we had to first get the water tanks taken care of. Oh, well, it’s something I’ve never done, so I was sure it would be educational. And it was.

First, I learned that I don’t know (didn’t and still don’t!) what my water tanks are […]