Ready, Set,Wait…………..

We arrived in CA on New Year’s Day to begin 2 weeks of provisioning and outfitting the boat.  We were scheduled to depart for Mexico on Thursday, Jan 14 at 4:00 pm.  During the first 2 weeks we worked 13-14 hours each day shopping for everyth…

Doug & Kathy’s Boatlog 2010-01-15 18:03:00

Back on the boat! Daisy and I drove back from Chicago, arriving this evening. It was 10 degrees with a foot of snow in Chicago and it’s 78 here and beautiful sunny weather. I’m picking up Kathy at the Ft. Lauderdale airport tomorrow so we can prep th…

Panama City Through Christmas

We have had a great time here in PC so far.  We have had a chance to reconnect with friends and we visited with Bo and Carmen Johnson at their house on the beach with Roy & Elvie, Ken & Darcy, and Carl & Greg.This was a Christmas …

Vigo to Leixos (Porto)

2nd January 2010
After an exploratory trip to the mouth of the estuary to assess the conditions we concluded that we would make for Porto – an estimated 10 hours away.
Estimates, we are finding, can be very inaccurate.  Contrary to the forecast …

Key West or … You’re Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto!

Marco Island was a pleasant stop, highlighted by the arrival of Sarah from LA-YEAH! Before her arrival, Didi & I took a dinghy ride through the many canals and lagoons on the island, where we ran aground a few miles from our boat. The water was too…

December’s Non-Cruising Blog

Bender Blog December 2009 Wild Dunes Marina – Ashley MarinaCharleston, SC
This month (nor November) definitely did not ensue as planned but we’re hanging in there knowing that in the whole scheme of things, this little modification won’t be a deterrenc…

La Coruna to Vigo

28th December 2009
We had an opportunity to catch our breath for a day anyway.  Stocked up on some fresh produce we returned the hospitality and had “Aussie” Richard to visit for roast duck and plum pudding.  I suppose he was glad of the…

Scandinavia

2009 saw the Segue take a trip to Scandinavia. The plan for the trip was hatched more than a year ago when we found out that our grandson Quinn was to play hockey in both Sweden and Finland. Since the Baltic had been on the ‘To Do’ list, we decided t…

St. Lucia Christmas 2009

We arrived in St. Lucia on 12-17 and plan on being here through January or February.  Anchoring  in Rodney Bay was more of a challenge than usual.  It took us 3 tries to find secure holding.  The bottom is sandy spots interspersed w…

Travels of The Rose 2009-12-20 16:45:00

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays:We are slowly recovering from a pre-Christmas Blizzard here in frozen Rhode Island. The Rose is snug in her slip at Wharf Marina thanks to Drew our trusted mechanic. Connie and I checked her immediately after the st…