Exhausts, doors and a hole in my boat

The boys have got on with the engine room connections now that the deckhouse is on, and we can see a little bit more how things are going to shape up indoors. Here is a bit of the skipper standing next to the Caterpiller (main engine) exhaust pipe (lef…

Hamble Point Marina -> Channel Islands

At 03:45 on a crisp late October morning we finally slipped the lines and motored Mad Sunday through the silky pond that was Southampton Water.  We crossed the normally motorway-busy channel of the Solent, almost entirely alone, on calm waters.  We g…

Tenn-Tom to Panama City

We stayed at Fosque Creek for 6 days waiting out the weather from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida.  The day before we left we hiked down to a spot below the lock at Demopolis and watched Martha Ann come through the lock.  With the amount of wate…

Ashiya, Japan update

We are only 4 days away from Thanksgiving Day (depending on whose time zone you use) and I just realized that we have been living in one place (Ashiya, Japan) for almost three months!  We have seen and learned so much here that it is difficult to put …

November 16, 2009

We are South.  Mornings are chilly–typically in the 40’s, but the afternoons are gorgeous!  Sunny, very little breeze and temps in the low to mid 70’s.  No bugs and no humidity.  Does it get better than this???

We left Cuba La…

November 2009 – Oak Island – Job Beason Park Marina

This was supposed to be a cruise to Smith Point but due to low water no one could get up close enough to the bulkhead to tie up! We decided to head over to Oak Island to the new Job Beason Park Marina.Another fun cruise in spite of adversity!

72 restored chevy pickup for Alan

So we went to a car show and Alan came home with a 1972 Chevy Cheyene pickup (Sport model).Black with original interior except radio. Now we putt around town like ole farmers.:)

72 restored chevy pickup for Alan

So we went to a car show and Alan came home with a 1972 Chevy Cheyene pickup (Sport model).Black with original interior except radio. Now we putt around town like ole farmers.:)

Demopolis, AL

We are still in Demopolis! We made an attempt to leave this morning, but the fog was too thick on the river, and we turned back to the marina. We got up at 5:30 am in order to get going and into the lock just three miles below us, before the tugs &…

November 2009 – French Picnic at Double Bayou

Every year TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Association) heads over to Double Bayou for our annual French Picnic. All boats nose into the bank and set anchor in the field. Participants bring a dish to share and as night falls the big bonfire blazes.