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Catching Up (Again)

(The above picture is Puffin at Rialto Marina) (Continued…)

Bimini Basin

(Just threw in this pix of a 10 ft chandelier at Chihuly glass exhibit) (Continued…)


Our stay in Sarasota ultimately stretched from one to three weeks. Simply put, Sarasota charms everyone who visits. And more than one long-time cruiser has happily swallowed the anchor and bought a home here. (Continued…)

Bimini Basin

Once out of the Okeechobee waterway there is a uniquely protected anchorage called Bimini Basin. It’s a tidy and well-protected little lagoon in downtown Cape Coral, surrounded on all sides by waterfront homes, a condominium and a town park. It’s abo…

"Ding" Darling Wildlife Preserve

Puffin is now anchored next to the J.N. “Ding” Darling wildlife preserve at Sanibel Island. We anchored at the preserve last year and it was a real treat to watch the shorebirds arrive to feed on a bar exposed at low tide. There never seem to be man…

St. Petersburg

(Continuation of my article) (Continued…)

Catching Up our Blog

I like to write about details for those of you who are planning their first trip on the ICW or repeaters looking for information about new places. So even though you know we are already in Florida, I am going to back up a bit with some short notes on p…

Goin’ South: SailBlogs 2012-11-26 17:26:54

A beautiful sunset in Jacksonville, Florida (View Post…)

Jacksonville, Florida

Puffin continues to slip-slide down the ICW and is comfortably anchored in Florida this evening, off Blount Island on the St. John’s River. It’s an urban anchorage, five miles east of Jacksonville and surprisingly quiet despite ocean-going freighters…

An Anxious Night

The wind whistled across Puffin’s decks last night, as she lay anchored deep in the salt marshes of the Carolina low country. We were a few miles north of Charleston off Dewees Creek. I played some music on the iPad during dinner to drown out the pe…