September 9 – 11, 2010

On Our Way to Martha’s Vineyard We Encountered a 4.5 Mile Current Going the Other WayTo Own this Whale – You Bid on It – Proceeds go to Local Non Profit Organizations on the IslandA Catchy Name for a Local RestaurantA Street of Gingerbread Houses in Oa…

Ole Man River

September 13, 2010Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine built after 1950 disastrous flood as gratitude for not flooding Portage des SiouxAfter three restful nights at Grafton Marina, we left Sunday bright and early at 7 AM with Lady in Red, Magoo, Mas Buenos a…

SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST

Our plan for the day was to finish up with projects to leave the boat and to head up to Atlantic City and check that out. First thing to get done? Well remember back at Easter when Ross had to do all sorts of contortions to replace the shower pump? Tur…

The Adventure Begins…

As our target departure date of September 13th rapidly approached, we stocked up on provisions, topped off the fresh water tank, hauled the bicycles onboard and secured them to the rails. We had already taken care of so called routine maintenance on th…

Monday —- Diversion Cut to Ohio River

Day: 454   Miles Today: 91   Locks Today:  01   Total Miles:  5337   Total Locks: 144
At seven in the morning engines were started and anchors were up.  Out into the Mississippi we went.  Again it was swift.  It looked as though the water had risen overnight which meant more debris would be washed off the banks.  It was […]

Fwd: A touch of first world luxury

Position,  08.21S  116.07EThis is where I was lolling reading my book this morning–John was having a massage. If you wish dinner can be set up in these gorgeous gazebos. There seem to be lots of honeymoon couples enjoying romantic dinners, not to…

Fwd: Colourful Bema

Because the sat phone connection is slow we weren't able to send photos with our last report. However since it is such a colourful place  we include these now that we have a fast connection.The harbour master looks bemused as we climb aboard our t…

Pensecola – Panama City

Pics – Hugh Power Cat behind Summertime in Palafax Marina belongs to the Lamar Advertising owners family. I have no ideal what that big tower is, if you do please let me know. View from the pool at the Boardwalk Hotel. Friends we met at AJ’s. We made i…

Pass Christian, MS – Pensecola, Fl

We left Pass Christian on a perfect weather day. Took us about 11 hours to get over to Lu Lu’s Home Port Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Went over to check out LuLu’s for dinner and watched the Saints game. The next morning Karen & I walk to the en…

FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH

We have arrived at our destination for this leg of our journey. The bad news, now we have to close up the boat to return home. First item on the to do list is the laundry. This is where the Garmin comes in real handy. Ross punches a few things in and w…