August 22, 2009 Frederick Sound-Misty Fiords

All,It’s been a wonderful 2 ½ weeks since I sent the last update.As I finished the last report, we were on way back to Auke Bay for another “crew change”. My daughter, Stephanie, her husband, Jason, and kids, James, Jackson and Johnathan, left

August 7, 2009 Red Bluff and Tracy

As this adventure continues to unfold, I seem to write these a bit less often. I hope any of you that might be concerned about our safety are getting the “Spot” messages. I’m sending them each day that we move. I try to send one about n…

July 26, 2009 Tracy Arm

As I left off the last update, on the 18th, my brother, Paul, had just left and my son Zach and daughter-in-law, Stephanie were on the way.On the 19th, under cloudy skies and a bit of rain, we left Auke Bay for some fishing along the west coast of Doug…

July 18, 2009 Petersburg to Tracy Arm

I just bought a new position/condition reporting device that enables me to report Arcadia1’s position on a Google Earth shared website via satellite. It’s a pretty neat little device called “Spot”, you can check it out at findmespot.com.You sho…

Lobster Season at FishBusterz – $7.00 lb.

Just around the corner from the marina is the Stock Island Lobster Company and within walking distance is Fishbusterz Fish Market. We walk by the Lobster Company on our daily walks and the colorful lobster pots and fishermen always brighten…

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Finally starting out (Mar 31 to Apr 15)

As you may recall, when we completed our Loop in Gulf Breeze, FL in November the plan was for a short stay followed by a cruise beginning with the Keys and the Bahamas. As Joe always says, our plans were written in Jell-O. As it turns out, we had a g…

Gano’s dock to Hogtown Bayou

Leaving Fanning Bayou, the location of Gano’s dock, headed for West BayOspreys build huge nests, usually as high as possible off the ground.A section of the Intracoastal with good stands of tall pine trees on either side.Hogtown Bayou, today’s anchor s…

Pearl Bayou to Gano’s dock in Southport near Panama City

The shoreline at Pearl BayouThe Park (maybe Military?) at the entrance to Pearl BayouCalm bay waters near Panama City, it has been a beautiful day.Rich came out in his beautiful 42′ Grand Banks, Calypso, to guide us into his dock We left Pearl Bayou ar…

Firsts

Ron and I both love the fact that we are enjoying so many firsts together. I didn’t think at this phase of our lives that we would encounter so many firsts. We were able to go with friends from the dock and practice anchoring out. Last night in Clubcreek was our first anchor out and our […]

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…