Never-ending Boat Projects, Marathon, Florida Edition

It's been a while. Hello, have you missed me? I've sure missed writing. Welcome to a post where I spew out whatever comes to mind. Last you heard, we were leaving Marco Island. We sailed from Marco Island to Shark River to anchor for the night before continuing further South to the Keys. Marathon, Florida, … Continue reading Never-ending Boat Projects, Marathon, Florida Edition

Three Weeks in Marco Island

When we arrived in Marco Island, our two main goals were to fix the leaky deck to haul joint and to do the laundry. Somewhere along the line, those two goals stretched out into another long list of projects. By now, I should expect this. RJ told me the other day that people refer to … Continue reading Three Weeks in Marco Island

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

River Rats on the Upper Mississippi

We have been living like river rats for the past couple of days and while it's not the most ideal, it's certainly the easiest. On our last day in Alton, IL, we spent a few hours touring the small town on our bicycles. We had one map that lacked detail and we set off to … Continue reading River Rats on the Upper Mississippi