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…

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…

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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…