August – Green Cove Activities

Wilma spent the first week back from Texas cleaning the left over dregs from the Blind Mosquitoes infestation that started in June and lasted until after we left for Texas. Luckily, our friend Tim from Cloud X, hosed off the boat once the mosquitoes le…

In Flanders Fields

In November, my sister Mary and I realized a dream, by visiting our Grandfather’s grave near Ypres, Belgium. Mary, Phil, Dave and I took the Eurostar train from London to Lille, France. Our grandfather was killed in WWI, 3 months before our mother’s …

AGLCA Rendezvous & Tenn-Tom Waterway

After we left our friends at Kentucky Dam Marina we made a long four day run up the Tennessee River against a 2+ mph current to get to Joe Wheeler State Park for the America’s Great Loop Cruisers rendezvous.  We came in a week early so that I coul…

Tenn-Tom Waterway to Gulf Breeze, FL (Nov 10 -19)

After we entered Yellow Creek from the Tennessee, we stopped at Aqua Yacht Harbor Marina. Neil and Peggy (Early Out) were there to have some repairs done on the boat, so we spent a fun evening together. We actually stayed two nights because Ida was …

Sea Wise Davit Update 1

The installation of the Sea Wise Davit is more complex than it seems.  Alignment of  the attachment brackets on the dingy and associated hardware on the swimstep  is very precise.

River Time

Last week we wended our way down the Tombigbee & Tennessee Rivers to Demopolis, AL where we will stay until Ida clears out. Our trip was very pleasant with mostly good weather and a nice boost from the current allowing us to zip along using very li…

July 2009 – Car Trip Southeast USA

During the last week of June, Sara and Wilma went to Dallas by car. Wink took a flight to New Hampshire to spend a few days with the grandchildren (Amber and Emma). Wilma stopped by Yazoo City, MS to visit with family before heading on to Dallas. After…

Annapolis, MD to Beaufort, SC: 09/01/09 – 11/02/09

We’re back underway and headed south with a pack of boats. The waterway seems much more crowded this year. Maybe the economy is really on the mend! We spent the rest of our time in Annapolis getting ready to head south and participating in several annual events. First up was the family reunion in Ocean [Read More…]

Rain, Fog and Sun

Two days ago (Fri) we motored upstream all day through the rain and cold. We tried to call the Clifton, TN Marina by cell, to get a slip for the night. We left messages but no one called back. Seems the guide book had the wrong number. As night began t…

Tennessee River

Happy Halloween from the Tennessee River. We are motoring down this beautiful river on a bright, sunny day, listening to the UVA – Duke football game on Sirius radio. (Go Hoos!) Compared to the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, the Tennessee is very quiet. …