April 11, 2010 – On our way to Loreto

On Easter morning we ran south about 15 miles to the eastern shore of Conception, an area called Bahia Coyote, in which there are lots of anchorages. We chose the northern most, called Santispac. It turned out to be well protected from the winds whic…

Comings and Goings in Key Weird

We had one more day with Todd and Brenda on Life’s2Short in Key West although Todd was somewhat under the weather (he claims to have picked up a bug down here although most of us suspect it was about 6 or so margaritas too many the night before….but …

A Little Afternoon Diversion

When we need a little diversion from our normal boating lifestyle; what do we do? Go for a ride in the dinghy of course. After working on the boat we jumped in the dinghy and headed out. We found some…

The post A Little Afternoon Diversion appeared first on Great Loop Cruising Blog – Info and Photos on Doing the “Loop”.

Apalachicola to Pearl Bayou near Panama City

Sunrise over Scipio Creek across from the marina, the boom on the left is not a Paupier but an old dragline on a half sunken barge it hasn’t moved since our first trip here in 2005.One of several Bald Eagles we saw on the Apalachicola River The swing p…

The Countdown Begins – 457 Days To Go

This blog has been created to log our preparations for and ultimately document our Great Loop Adventure.  We, Bob, Lynda and our two Jack Russell Terriers, Tucker and Willow plan to depart from Connecticut on July 1, 2011.  Bob is currently r…

Cascais to Lagos (via Sines)

Cascais to Lagos via Sines (pron…Cinch)
Mad Sunday spent some time in Cascais and so did we – and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Our favourite Piri Piri chicken restaurant, as recommended by a friend, was frequented on three occasions.&nb…

April 5,2010 – San Domingo, Bahia Concepcion

Published April 10 when we got serviceWe ran south from Punta Chivato to Santa Domingo northeast at the entrance to Conception. This is another beautiful beach. Like many around here, the water is relatively shallow for a long way out. We anchored …

Shakedown cruise: Hammersley Inlet

We spent the final two nights of our mid-March
shakedown cruise in Hammersley Inlet. Shelton and
the Oakland Bay Marina are at the elbow
of Hammersley Inlet, whe…

They’re Blue and They’re Divine!

Yes, we’re talking about the Blue Angels. They practiced over our marina for a few days before the Southernmost Air Spectacular show which was at the Naval Air Station on Boca Chica, the next island up from us. Of course…

The post They’re Blue and They’re Divine! appeared first on Great Loop Cruising Blog – Info and Photos on Doing the “Loop”.

July 14, 2009 Stevens Passage and Gambier

The wonders of Southeast Alaska continue to amaze us!My brother, Paul, joined ships company on the 8th of July. Phyl & Will, Sam Floyd, Paul and I spent the remainder of the 8th re-provisioning and fixing a couple of little things. Knowing we had t…