February 2010

This month we had our first guests from the US, Hal and Claudia Rosengard.  We backtracked to Bequia, Mayreau, and the Tobago Keys to share some of our favorite spots. The weather was very cooroperative and we had a great time. They kindly brought…

March 1, 2010

Once again, I’ve skipped a week..or so….but here we are in sunny FL—no, make that snowy Illinois.  Plans do change, but I digress…

Jen, Chris, Casey and Rebecca sadly drove off to Ft. Lauderdale on that Monday, and left our car in the …

Down to one boat

We are now down to one boat and no storage room. Only
four dock lines and two jobs tie us to Seattle.We've
been living aboard Nordhavn
5263 since taking delivery on Friday February 19t…

Doug & Kathy’s Boatlog 2010-03-01 11:05:00

Just enjoying Sarasota and not much else here… taking Daisy to get her nails clipped today, painted a few spots on the door that had chipped paint. It’s still cool with temps in the 60s, but nice and sunny. The forecast is for it to be warmer this …

Rule #1 – Listen to the Weather Forecasts

The guide books say that there’s an inside passage from the northern end of the 10,000 Islands area to Marco then on to Naples. This would allow us to explore the northern end of the Everglades National Park then continue our return trip north elimi…

Happy Birthday, Surrogate Babies of Mine!

I just realized that the twins are two as of today! Goodness, time flies. I called them up to discover that they’re watching Bugs Bunny tonight (apparently they get to watch cartoons on Sundays) and having some cake before bed. Sounds like a pretty goo…

Cruising South Florida and the Keys

When we left Vero Beach back in late January, we were going to continue down the ICW to Ft. Lauderdale to start our new writing assignment. Our first stop was at Lake Worth. It’s actually in Palm Beach and is very popular with the boaters headed to t…

HT Day 4

Work continues on the tub and the rest of the boat is getting a bit messy. Despite my efforts, sawdust continues to accumulate along with debris. I’m going up for another round of Cleanup now, which sounds like a really easy job until you actually do i…

HT Day 3 – Perseverance Despite The Rain

My job is still Cleanup Girl. Plus I’ve added on the job of running cache. There’s nothing like a well-organized bunch of materials to help make a job go smoother. It was always one of my favorite roles in Search and Rescue as well, because I think it’…

Captain’s Log Update as of 2/15 to 2/26/2010

2/15/2010 Monday
Depart for Mazatlan
 
We left port this morning about 6:30 am bound for Mazatlan.  We decided to take a route that allowed us to pass through the Channel de Cerralvo, which separates the Baja from Isla Cerralvo, and protected…