Left in the Fog

Wow, what a way to go! We couldn’t see anything as we left The Harborage. It was time to go back to The Bahamas, and we couldn’t wait. But we weren’t prepared for this type of send-off. Our boat neighbor, Brenton, hopped on board to go with us to the fuel dock, and we very Read More


Think It’s Enough?

I LOVE rose champagne! Can you tell? So last year, when I saw that Trentadue Vineyards in Sonoma County (possibly my favorite US vineyard) was having a sale on it, I decided to try it. I put half a case in my shopping cart and emailed my friend to see if she wanted to split Read More

Passage with Glen

Through the Middle of Florida

Our boat neighbor, Glen, has a passion for boats. He buys boats in need of some TLC, lives on them in the marina while he’s fixing them up, sells them, and starts all over again. Recently, he bought a damaged Hunter 454 in Jacksonville. And while he’s perfectly capable of bringing it back to St. Read More


Three Daughters

I love hard ciders. But not all are created equal. I’m not a fan of the mass produced kind, like White Claws or Bud Light Ciders. But give me some Three Daughters Hard Rose Cider or the Hard Raspberry Lemonade Cider, and I’m in heaven. Jeff loves their Beach Blonde and their Florida Orange IPA. Read More


Our Sail Around the World – Day 1

Our first night. We made it to Venice Beach. I’m worried about this whole sea sickness thing, though. It seems to be getting worse. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older. I don’t know. But I’m not sure how I’m going to sail around the world if I keep getting sick to my stomach every time Read More


It’s Hard to Say Good-bye, My Love

Today is a very emotional day for us. We’ve been planning and preparing for this day for the last seven years, to begin our adventure of sailing around the world. Today is the day we left the Harborage Marina in Downtown St. Petersburg. We’ve had see-you-later dinners with our families, had a 6-hour happy hour Read More


Life Can Be Exciting. Let it!

I’d never been to the Dry Tortugas before. It’s actually two small islands about 70 miles west of Key West. Fort Jefferson is a brick fort built on Garden Key between 1846-1875 to protect one of the most strategic deepwater anchorages in North America. It was never finished or fully armed. And today it’s a Read More


First Time for the Parasailor

So, we bought this beautiful sail last year. It’s called a Parasailor. It’s a downwind headsail meant for light winds. The set-up can be a bit confusing, and it has to be exactly right for it to work. We flew it for a few minutes during our training. Another time, our friends, Karl and Natalie, Read More


I Hate Docking!

After 2 1/2 days of motor sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, dodging crab traps the whole way, we arrived in Key West at the Stock Island Marina. Whoop, whoop! Coming into a marina always gives me anxiety. I hate it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I HATE DOCKING! I’m so afraid Read More