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We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us

Yup, we escaped once again.  Ventured out to Keewaydin Island which is a barrier island in Florida that has no cars, roads or bridges.  An environmental group stopped a bridge to the island.  Locals and visitors can enjoy the experience …

"Bustin" out of the trailer park

We recently cut the lines, and ventured out to one of our favorite anchoring spots for an overnight.  Keewaydin Island, for our boat, can only be approached on high tide.  It’s Izzy’s favorite place – dogs are allowed on the beach.  Duri…

Scottish, Dutch, Latvian, Irish, English & Swedish

 our family of immigrants.Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name…

Moving On 2017

Meant to post this when we got from Christmas in Minnesota – things got busy, but once again, better late than never.  A little old mixed with a little new.We are back  on Broulee – fun to reconnect with everyone at home.  Santa Claus ar…

I guess, better late than never????

2016 was an interesting year?  My mom took ill and turned up in the ER in June, ICU next and Lung Rehab for the month of July, As usual, she’s a trooper/fighter and is back on the mend.  Of course, both my mom and dad have decided to stay in …

Ok then, let’s move on

You just never know what the wind will bring.  The night we anchored out back in February, turned out to be basically the end of my boating season 2015/2016.  Within a week I was back in Queen Valley, AZ (my parents winter home) for health an…

Blessing of the Fleet and "All that Jazz"

We have never in our 15 years on Broulee been asked to participate in a Blessing of the Fleet event – we were asked last weekend and how can you resist, especially when a one yacht club member has a spare set of nautical signal flags and another fellow…

TAH DAH! Well Maybe TAH!

With the exception of a few final trim pieces, the new anodized panels and some cleanup we are just about finished.  The panels were shipped yesterday, the trim pieces are shaping up – problem being that this entire station will be removable for f…

Back from the Ranch and helm remodel continues

Deb spent last week at the Wrinkle Ranch (aka Queen Valley, AZ) visiting her parents at their winter location.  Happy Hour –  desert style.  Going from extreme humidity in Florida to extremely dry air in AZ presented quite a challenge. &…

Its been very Weathery

January 9th a tornado hit Cape Coral which felt a little too close for comfort, but the storms that blew thru this weekend were too close for comfort.  This storm hit Marco Island on Friday around 1:30 PM.  It had already tore thru Ft. Myers …