London Past and Present

London is a world-class city with easy-to-see history going back more than two thousand years, modern architecture, and a world financial center. We got a taste of it all on a clear day shortly after arriving into St. Katharine Docks. We started with the view from The Shard, completed in 2012, then stepped back two…

[KensBlog] A new season begins!


Roberta and I are on the boat! A new season has begun!!!   That said we just finished today’s run, and it wasn’t much of a run. We only moved the boat about thirty-six miles from Anacortes, where the mechanics had been working on the boat, to its slip at Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands. Not to say it wasn’t an exciting run. There are a few sayings that describe the pleasures of owning a boat, one of which is that, “Boating can be described as long periods of boredom punctuated by seconds…
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Take a Tour of The Pearl

There seems to be a lot of people we know that don’t realize what our boat looks like (almost everyone, except close friends and family, think we sail). When we tell them we’re headed back to the boat for six months…they can’t imagine how we can live on the boat. I guess people think it’s a small daysailer. They ask questions like…where do you bath, do you have to eat all your meals out, where do you put all your stuff? They have no idea that it’s equipped with all the comforts of home. Well, almost all the comforts of home, we do miss our comfortable chairs. The Pearl doesn’t have the room Texas Pearl has, but we love sitting on the flybridge, relaxing and enjoying the view when ever we can. It’s the place we like to start our day, as well as end it.

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What’s on in Toronto this Summer

Your 2018 Toronto Events and Festivals Guide  Once again Toronto has a full calendar of festivals and things to do this summer. This helpful guide is divided into two sections. 1.) Events listed by date and 2.) Things to do in Toronto … Continue reading

Winter just won’t let go!

Holy frig! Who’s doing the ‘Snow Dance’ out there? Please stop!!! It’s mid-April and we’ve got 6 inches of snow with half inch of ice on top of it! Enough already! *sigh* </rant>Ok, got that out of my system.With all the snow & rain the boat …

Lulu’s Homeport to Palafox Marina Pensacola

March 28, 2018 Wednesday  Breezy, cool, 32 milesWe left Lulu’s at 9 am as usual there was lots of pontoon, speed and fishing boat traffic along this stretch of the ICW. We had no problems and enjoyed the scenery. As we passed by Perdido Key and go…

It’s Been a Whirlwind

It has been a wild time since leaving Panama City Beach. Mom caught the flu from Grandma so we are a bit behind on the pics. There have been Dora firsts and, of course, more dog parks.A dog park was found not too far from Grandma’s house. On the first …

Northeast Classic Car Museum

Last fall before we winterized The Pearl and came home for the winter, we spent one last fun filled day with cruising friends, Maryanne and George. We visited the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY and enjoyed a wonderful dinner together. Soon we’ll be heading back to upstate New York for more incredible adventures. That is…if spring EVER arrives!

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Point Cadet Biloxi to Lulu’s Homeport Orange Beach Al

March 25, 2018  Sunday. Cool, clear, light winds  75 miles todayWe left Point Cadet Marina at 6:45 AM, the weather looks good for the trip across Mobile Bay which can often be choppy. We cruised along the Intracoastal for a few hours then pas…

Gulfport to Biloxi,MS

March 24, 2018 Saturday Gulfport to Point Cadet Marina Biloxi – 16 milesWe left the slip and went to the fuel dock to get some diesel, everything went fine, we took on 70 gallons to fill the tanks. We left the marina at 1:20 it was breezy with 2′ chop …