GSSR Recap

Introduction:
Please allow me to introduce you to three power boats that are
voyaging around the world. They are all Nordhavn long distance
expedition trawlers –  Grey Pearl 62 feet long, Sans Souci 68 feet
long,  and Seabird 62 feet long. Th…

Doug & Kathy’s Boatlog 2009-12-08 16:22:00

We’re at Marco Island, FL, all tucked in at a private dock to leave Nonchalance here while we go home to Illinois for Christmas through New Year’s and to see some snow.The cruise through the gulf was in 1 ft. waves when we started from the anchorage, a…

Travels of The Rose 2009-12-08 10:46:00

Mike, Ed and Steve Bailey were in Orlando and visited.Steve enjoys the surf!Robin Evans and her husband Bill are our friends and guides to Charleston Gene and Judy present the Fickle Finger of Fate Fender Award.This award I could have do…

The Grenadines Dec 2009

After Tyrell Bay we spent one night on Petite St. Vincent, a small island just off the north end of Carriacou.  The anchorage was small but very beautiful in clear water.  We had planned to go to Petite Martinique, about 1/4 mile away, but wh…

Doug & Kathy’s Boatlog 2009-12-07 15:17:00

Cruising Again! After a nice week at Marina Jack’s in Sarasota, we cruised south today and are anchored out at Pelican Bay in Cayo Costa State Park.We cruised out in the Gulf instead of the ICW because the waves were only about 1 ft. in the Gulf. It …

Cruising South in ’09

Just like the geese, it’s time to head south for the winter. We had a wonderful summer cruising in the Chesapeake Bay, but we always look forward to traveling on the ICW. It’s beautiful and very interesting. There is usually always something new to…

Guernsey to La Coruna

St Peter Port certainly proved well fixed for interesting little restaurants and pubs and we managed to sample a fair selection.  However, much as we were enjoying our time in Guernsey, we were keen to be heading South and to some warmer weather.&…

FLIR Is Working Again

Derek from Alcom reinstalled the FLIR Mariner camera and the system came up immediately on power up.  FLIR replaced our faulty unit with an upgraded model.  We can see the difference in contrast levels.  When the camera output is routed to the flats…

Travels of The Rose 2009-12-04 12:34:00

December 4, 2009After about a 6 week stay we’ve flown to RI where we’ll remain for the Christmas Holidays through January 1st.As we expected and despite being grounded for the winter, Telemar Bay Marina in Indian Harbor Beach, FL was a regular sto…

Winches, Paint and St Brit

Now that the deckhouse is on, the whole boat feels like it is not far from being ready for sea, poor fools that we are, there is so much more to do, not least the painting of the outside of the hull. We have got used to the silver primer (it matches th…