Sailing Adventures

PiZZA Pi

Do you love to hear great stories about how a business started? Then, I have a good one for you. A couple of my other favorites include Guy Laliberté , the founder of Cirque du Soleil, and how he was turned down by every bank he talked to for a loan he needed to expand his […]

Categories: Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, USVI

We’re in St Thomas, USVI

We arrived in St Thomas after a bit of a bumpy ride. Since we are still facing the east winds and are trying to travel directly into the wind we have to motor. A die-hard true sailor would sail and tack all the way. We are not sailing purest. We don’t mind motoring now and […]

Categories: Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, USVI

Passage from the Bahamas to Turks and Caicos Islands (Part Two)

Hanging out in Abraham’s Bay on Mayaguana, we killed time until the winds died down. Well actually, they died down yesterday but we are giving the sea a day to settle down a little bit from the 2 days of strong northeasterly breezes. And, it rained yesterday most of the day so we stayed put. […]

Categories: Caribbean, Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, Turks and Caicos

Passage from the Bahamas to the Turks and Caicos Islands (Part One)

We have sailed south this year down the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas. These beautiful islands offer a glimpse of a time gone by. The local residents are happy and content with island life. Unlike the metropolitan areas of the USA and Europe, there is not very much to spend money on here on these […]

Categories: Bahamas, Caribbean, Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, Turks and Caicos

U-Turns in the Ocean

You would think I would know better by now. When will I learn? I jinxed our trip just before leaving Key West. When Cindy and I were enjoying our last meal in Key West, an awesome burger at Fogarty’s on Durval Street, we thought this was going to be our last meal in the USA […]

Categories: Maintenance, Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, USA

A Quick Stop in Key West

I have never met a person who has been banned from a restroom/shower facility before. Here is how the conversation went: Marina official: Next please Live-aboard boater lady: I need to get a new key for the bathroom (Weekly and monthly rate for use of facility which includes showers. Often purchased by boaters who are […]

Categories: Bahamas, Sailing Adventures, USA

We Made It – Back in the USA

It took us 7 days of sailing to cover the 850 miles from the southern Bahamas to Tampa Bay. Our trip was uneventful. Uneventful is a very good thing. We really really like uneventful. We made one stop unplanned stop in Key West. When we started out, we knew the winds would be moderate. We […]

Categories: Bahamas, Sailing Adventures

Top 10 Pictures of 2015

    Happy New Years from the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas!   Today we spent some time reflecting back on our adventures this year. Our journey so far took us from St. Petersburg Florida, up the east coast to the Chesapeake Bay and then down to the Bahamas this fall.  We sailed over 3,100 […]

Categories: Sailing Adventures

Dolphins Dancing in the Moonlight

I heard a shriek from Cindy. I was below in the cabin doing something inconsequential. Cindy was on watch up in the cockpit. When I hear her shriek, I have an instant feeling of panic. It takes a nanosecond for me to process the words. My panic turned to relief after a moment when I […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Sailing Adventures

Rescued by the Coast Guard

When things go good, it all happens very slowly. When things go bad, it happens very quickly. We set sail from Solomons to Deltaville. We knew weather would be an issue this leg of our trip as a front moved across the Chesapeake Bay. Winds were forecasted at 20 knots from the northeast. This is […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Nautical Stuff, Sailing Adventures

St. Michaels, MD

St. Micheals’ claims to be “The town that fooled the British”. I had to Google this because I can assure you anything pertaining to the town of St. Michaels is not in the British history books. Apparently, the town folk managed to avoid damage to the town by the British ships because they dimmed the […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Sailing Adventures

Cambridge, MD

Cambridge was a little bit of a disappointment. We are finding the cruising guide we use tends to be overly upbeat when describing places to visit. So, perhaps it wasn’t the town’s fault. Maybe it was because we had high expectations. We should learn to set lower expectations. This way, when we land we are […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Sailing Adventures

Oxford, MD

I think the people who purchased homes in Oxford must have to pass a gardening test as a prerequisite. This is a sleepy little river town on the Tred Avon river. If by the pictures you think the town is small, you’re right. It took us little less than a day to walk the entire […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Sailing Adventures

Smith Island and Cake

Have you heard of Smith Island cake? Until recently, we hadn’t. Which is really a shame since it is delicious. So far we have tried chocolate, coconut, banana, banana-strawberry and orange. Ten layer Smith Island cakes originate from Smith Island Maryland and were baked for the men who spent several days on crab boats in […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Sailing Adventures

We Made It To The Chesapeake Bay

About 2:30am yesterday, we sailed into the Chesapeake Bay. This is our summer destination. We are extremely excited with the offerings of the bay particularly the picturesque small towns, bay front cities and isolated tree lined coves for which the Chesapeake is renowned. We tried to time our entrance into the bay at dawn. But […]

Categories: Chesapeake Bay, Sailing Adventures, USA

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