Finally Underway!

Moon Star’s launch went as planned on 22 May and the next day we brought her to Monroe Harbor for a few days visit with our daughter and son-in-law.Four days of rough seas (this city IS windy!) allowed us to discover the friendly welcome of the Columb…

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

End of May 2008 Arriving by road in Eyemouth this time was a welcome break – we had been summoned by the yard to make some decisions, so we knew some kind of progress had been made. Heroine was back on the slip, but more importantly, in the shed. Almos…

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

End of May 2008 Arriving by road in Eyemouth this time was a welcome break – we had been summoned by the yard to make some decisions, so we knew some kind of progress had been made. Heroine was back on the slip, but more importantly, in the shed. Almos…

Miami To St. Augustine

Friday, May 9, 2008   Key Biscayne Yacht Club – Coral Reef Yacht Club
A few cocktails and an excellent dinner on the outside, bayside patio at Key Biscayne Yacht Club capped off a perfect day of cruising through the Keys.  On Friday, we slept in, …

Clearwater To Miami

Thursday, May 1, 2008           Clearwater – Sarasota

Many people ask, “how’s it feel being retired, starting a 1600 mile cruise to the Chesapeake?”  Well, the most dominant feeling is relief!  Because I know that once we toss off t…

Cruising The ICW With DIAMOND GIRL 2008-05-08 09:19:00

May 08, 2008It’s been awhile since we posted to this blog.We’re still in Norfolk, VA and have really gotten to like the area. Since we are going to fly home in the early part of June for our oldest granddaughter’s graduation, we decided to stay put…

Cruising The ICW With DIAMOND GIRL 2008-05-08 08:19:00

May 08, 2008It’s been awhile since we posted to this blog.We’re still in Norfolk, VA and have really gotten to like the area. Since we are going to fly home in the early part of June for our oldest granddaughter’s graduation, we decided to stay put…

My New Home in Pieces

The Easter visit was just in time to see the new fuel tanks and the flat panels for the wheel-house and deckhouse standing up and taking shape.The new tanks hold 800 gallons each which, with the improved fuel efficiency of the new engine will give us a…

My New Home in Pieces

The Easter visit was just in time to see the new fuel tanks and the flat panels for the wheel-house and deckhouse standing up and taking shape.The new tanks hold 800 gallons each which, with the improved fuel efficiency of the new engine will give us a…

2008 Cruise Plans

We are preparing Moon Star for a May 22 launch in Chicago.This year’s cruise looks like this:We aren’t sure if we will take the Trent-Severn Canal (as shown) or Lake Erie as we heasd for the St Lawrence. We will probably decide in early June, after lea…