Manihi Atoll and pearl farm.

A bit of land; a bit of life; most welcome. Lovely tranquil lagoon. We’ve set off again for Papeete. It’s  f*****g  rough! 

April 27-May 4, 2010

St. AugustineWell, what can I say about St. Augustine?? If you haven’t been there yet, make plans to go. It is a great city – although, the only parts we saw were the older, historical areas. Our trip from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine was fai…

Off the dock…and in the Inland Sea of Japan!

It’s been a roller coaster of highs and lows in the last several weeks.
We delighted in our April 1st return to Ashiya, Japan where the boat was resting this winter and rejoined our GSSR pals on their boats, Sans Souci and Seabird. In addition, we w…

Off the dock…and in the Inland Sea of Japan!

It’s been a roller coaster of highs and lows in the last several weeks.
We delighted in our April 1st return to Ashiya, Japan where the boat was resting this winter and rejoined our GSSR pals on their boats, Sans Souci and Seabird. In addition, we w…

Marathon, FL to Solomons, MD: 03/11/10 – 05/04/10

We are back in Solomons after a pleasant cruise north from Marathon. Well, there were two aspects of the cruise that weren’t so pleasant, but we’ll get to that in a minute. As March slowly turned to April, more and more winter residents of Marathon began heading for various destinations to the north. Each departing [Read More…]

The Phantom Flan Flinger.

As I promised myself, I managed to finish work, climb down from those perilous ladders and whisk myself away to Wendy for Friday morning. The downside of pushing myself so hard was that by the time I made it on board and embarked all the tools, absolut…

Travels of YOUNG AMERICA 2010-05-03 22:27:00

May 3, 2010

Well, it has been a week.  Unlike any other we’ve spent aboard, but that is what the cruising life is all about.  Hey, you never know!Our navigation computer was away from the boat for as long as we were.  It completed the Loop by gett…

Night-running monitor covers

We have three Lenovo
ThinkVison L1900ps for navigation monitors. They have a low-profile bezel and
controls in the front, so can readily be flush-mounted into the pilot-house dash.
The display is crisp and clear, and we&#039…

Life’s2Short 2010-05-03 07:57:00

Manatee Pocket to Jacksonville LandingOn Thursday, April 22nd, we left Manatee Pocket, near Stuart, FL, and traveled six hours to Pine Island, an anchorage just off the Intracoastal about half way between Stuart and Cape Canaveral. Along the way we cr…