5 Surprising Facts About Living on the Water

Living on a boat for any period of time was never in my life's plan. It's never something I envisioned or even necessarily hoped for. Not a single thought of it had ever crossed my mind. Nevertheless, here I am, living on a boat. Almost every single aspect of living on the water is new … Continue reading 5 Surprising Facts About Living on the Water

Sailing Across the Gulf of Mexico – Day 2

If you haven't already, start by reading Part 1.  When we finally made it through the first night and the sun graced us, the dolphins came back. Different ones, maybe, but more this time. At least ten escorting us on each side of the boat to lift our spirits. I could have passed the entire … Continue reading Sailing Across the Gulf of Mexico – Day 2

Sailing Across the Gulf of Mexico – Day 1

We left Port St. Joe to sail across the Gulf of Mexico pretty much at seven o'clock on the dot after a long week and a half of preparing the boat. And ourselves. RJ had been checking multiple weather forecasts multiple times a day to find out when would be the best time to leave. … Continue reading Sailing Across the Gulf of Mexico – Day 1

The River to the Bay

In the evening before departing Demopolis, there was a plan. Somewhere in the ballpark of ten boats were leaving the dock and heading for Demopolis Lock, just a couple of miles south. One person was in charge of communicating with the lock master and organizing the departure time, so as not to overwhelm them with … Continue reading The River to the Bay

Land Between the Lakes

Better known as, "The Land of Seed Ticks." But we'll get to that part of the story. During the whopping five minutes we spent planning this trip before leaving Michigan, I spent about half of that being most excited to get to Kentucky Lake. Scrolling down the inland river system on Google maps, this area … Continue reading Land Between the Lakes