Koastal Karma On Tour

User: SandyAqua
Dates: 23 Oct 2016 - 4 Jun 2017
Duration: 7 months, 2 weeks

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 17:37

The cruise is over oh well back to reality, life's a beach. Last post for this blog. We had a blast!

Posted: June 4, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 12:12

Koastal Karma back! Thanks Roger for bringing the boat back with Kevin.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 10:34

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel back in our local water.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 10:11

Cruise Ship going to Norfolk. Saw a lot of these in the Miami area but they are rare up here.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 9:06

The Ronald Regan and the George Washington! Go Navy!

Posted: June 4, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Saturday 3 Jun 2017 20:27

New Waterside !

Posted: June 4, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

Saturday 3 Jun 2017 20:26

Third eye blind stage, can't see the band but music is great.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 12:26 a.m.

Saturday 3 Jun 2017 20:21

Sunset at the new Waterside with third eye blind rocking the Marina! Come on man this is great .

Posted: June 4, 2017, 12:21 a.m.

Saturday 3 Jun 2017 14:10

This guy locked through with us

Posted: June 3, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 20:20

Baker Street at Coinjock these guys are great!

Posted: June 3, 2017, 12:20 a.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 13:25

Crossing the Ablemarle Sound 18 mph winds!

Posted: June 2, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 11:33

Posted: June 2, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 9:54

Made it through the Alligator River-Pungo River Canal. The longest man made canal on the ICW

Posted: June 2, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 5:50

Beautiful sunrise leaving Belhaven, Coinjock here we come.

Posted: June 2, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 19:00

River Forest Marina in Belhaven !

Posted: June 1, 2017, 11 p.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 10:58

Been there !

Posted: June 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 17:42

Free dock in Oriental NC the wind was awful but we made it!

Posted: May 31, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 14:19

Big guy leaving Morehead City.

Posted: May 31, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 7:09

Just North of Surf City. Going home😃

Posted: May 31, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Tuesday 30 May 2017 17:13

Roger bringing the boat home with me. Sandy has staged a mutiny 6 months was enough! She's encouraging me to take my time getting home

Posted: May 30, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Tuesday 30 May 2017 16:00

Going back in the water!

Posted: May 30, 2017, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 3 May 2017 19:19

Back in Virginia Beach but unfortunately without the boat which is on the hard for repairs in Hampstead, NC

Posted: May 3, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 15:53

So here's the Koastal Karma hauled out and getting ready for some tlc. Not sure how long the work will take, so trying to rent a car to drive to Virginia Beach. Already 4 PM and the car has not showed up yet so I'm not sure how far will get today.

Posted: May 2, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 13:11

So here we are once again being towed by Tom with Boat US to a boatyard that is only 2 miles north.

Posted: May 2, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 10:29

Josh at Specialized Mechanics great mechanic but our boat has to be hauled out to do the repairs

Posted: May 2, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 9:28

This is Dan Tracy's beautiful boat the Borrowed Horse. I can't remember the brand but it's a beast with trans Atlantic fuel capacity.

Posted: May 2, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Saturday 29 Apr 2017 12:43

This is not what you want of course! Some kind of transmission problem. I doubt if we will get this looked at before Monday

Posted: April 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Friday 28 Apr 2017 8:18

Seeing way too many of these along the way. Made it to North Carolina. On our way to our dirt Dwelling in Va Beach

Posted: April 28, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

Friday 28 Apr 2017 7:59

Casino ships in Little River we should have these in Va Beach.

Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 19:43

New friends Di and David finished the Loop in a 55' catamaran which is now for sale and they have bought a dirt dwelling in Myrtle Beach.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:43 p.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 19:42

Great time hooking up with Looper friends Andy and Julie. They finished the Loop about a year ago in the exact same boat as ours. Mainship 350 trawler. The Fruitcakes.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 18:59

Happy hour at Filets in Myrtle Beach with Tony and Dolores Augustine. Dolores and my bestest friend Michele Gibson Rowland.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 18:27

Best friends for over 55 years since Jr high school. Lol. Great time in Myrtle Beach - docktails on the Koastal Karma.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 12:48

What a cool tiki boat this guy built.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 12:41

Koastal Marma in Myrtle Beach.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017 10:51

Matua is the winery that our children work at in New Zealand!

Posted: April 27, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 8:02

Goodbye Georgetown. Dinner last night in Georgetown with Rory Lee. Karen home busy packing as they sold their home and are moving to the Cape.

Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Monday 24 Apr 2017 18:32

One of the most fun things about boating is meeting great friends that pass and hook up with again and again along the waterway. We had happy hour by the pool with Sally, Jeff and Joe. Pat was napping.

Posted: April 24, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Sunday 23 Apr 2017 17:36

Stayed at St Johns Yacht Harbor where Tom Hill used to keep his boat. Loved the salt water pool.

Posted: April 23, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Sunday 23 Apr 2017 11:33

Sunday morning we traveled into Foley Beach in the marina courtesy car and met up with Mari Ricozzi for brunch at this fabulous little restaurant called the Lost Dog. Was worth a 30 minute wait hanging out in the beautiful garden sipping on a delicious bloody Mary.

Posted: April 23, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Saturday 22 Apr 2017 21:23

Then we found live music in Savannah and lol I could not pass up one last key lime pie. My fav.

Posted: April 23, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Saturday 22 Apr 2017 21:05

Took a Lyft into Savannah and met up with Gary Ricozzi at an awesome restaurant Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. Think I had the best scallops I've had.

Posted: April 23, 2017, 1:05 a.m.

Saturday 22 Apr 2017 8:30

It's amazing how it's a beautiful Saturday morning and all the cruising boats are moving North and your all alone.

Posted: April 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 19:39

Good food and music at Q on the Bay in Beaufort.

Posted: April 20, 2017, 11:39 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 19:22

The town of Beaufort is so nice with great shopping and restaurants. The waterfront is lined with swings.

Posted: April 20, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 14:52

With a full kitchen and big screen tv. Very comfy. They also have massage and yoga upstairs here.

Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 14:52

Lady's Island Marina in Beaufort, SC has an amazing huge lounge.

Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 13:23

Kevin took a tour on the replicas of the Nina and the Pinta while I took a yoga class and had a fantastic massage at our marina in Beaufort, SC.

Posted: April 20, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 12:40

University of Paris Island! Go Marines!

Posted: April 20, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017 6:54

Sunrise leaving Thunderbolt Marina. Nice evening ubering into Savannah Riverwalk for dinner and music.

Posted: April 20, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 20:03

Back st Tubbys Tank House. Amazing blackened Tuna bites. Rocking in chairs on the deck. Love this place.

Posted: April 19, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Monday 17 Apr 2017 19:50

Sunset from our anchorage on North Newport River in Midway, GA. Approaching Hells Point. Oh my! On our way to Thunderbolt Marina outside of Savannah, GA.

Posted: April 17, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Monday 17 Apr 2017 12:57

This dolphin was traveling along side our boat today. Way cool!

Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Monday 17 Apr 2017 12:55

We were being swamped by flies in our travels today. I've been told that if you hang cds it will keep the flies away. Seems to be working.

Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Sunday 16 Apr 2017 14:06

Met Katie and Bob Stone at our Easter luncheon at Brunswick Landing Boaters Lounge. They just happen be good friend of our friends, Mary and Barrie Rickets from Virginia Beach and our buddy Dan the beast from Marathon. Small world.

Posted: April 16, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Saturday 15 Apr 2017 19:56

Just another sunset these never get old. In Brunswick Landing Marina for Easter.

Posted: April 15, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Saturday 15 Apr 2017 12:32

Jekyll Island, made it to Georgia.

Posted: April 15, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Saturday 15 Apr 2017 8:46

This is what they call 'high and dry'.

Posted: April 15, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

Saturday 15 Apr 2017 8:45

What's wrong with his picture.? This is in the Amelia River. Seeing a lot of this. Matthew was not good for this area. Lots of damage.

Posted: April 15, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

Friday 14 Apr 2017 12:21

Free floating dock in Jacksonville, FL

Posted: April 14, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Friday 14 Apr 2017 7:49

Leaving St Aug Sandy bought us a new flag yesterday when she went shopping with Charlie.

Posted: April 14, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Friday 14 Apr 2017 7:03

Left St Augustine with a beautiful sun rise. Thank you Bill Bell for helping with our lines. On our way to Amelia Island Yacht Basin for one night. We're about 750 miles from home.

Posted: April 14, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 11:08

St Augustine Beach water fountain playground for the kiddies.

Posted: April 12, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 10:35

Holy Week activities.

Posted: April 12, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Tuesday 11 Apr 2017 15:27

Live music and lunch at Mi Casa Cafe in St Augustine.

Posted: April 11, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Monday 10 Apr 2017 19:22

Live music on back deck of Hurricane Patties at our marina. Nice to have a good restaurant so close by.

Posted: April 10, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Monday 10 Apr 2017 18:58

Rivers Edge Marina in St Augustine. Very nice. Would stay here again.

Posted: April 10, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Sunday 9 Apr 2017 11:09

Took the amazing tour of Flagler College.

Posted: April 9, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Saturday 8 Apr 2017 18:31

Cruisers docktails at Eddie Vickers park in St Augustine. Met some great people.

Posted: April 8, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Saturday 8 Apr 2017 18:28

Awesome Cruisers jam session at Eddie Vickers park in St Augustine with Charlie Grau.

Posted: April 8, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Friday 7 Apr 2017 13:56

This is the place that started all the Salt Life stuff

Posted: April 7, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Thursday 6 Apr 2017 16:55

The marina up front is Hidden Harbor Marina where Charlie Grau is staying. The marina on the left is Rivers Edge Marina where we are staying which has a really nice restaurant on site Hurricane Patty's. We'll check out Charlie spot and decide where we want to stay next time.

Posted: April 6, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Thursday 6 Apr 2017 15:24

In St Augustine they have the oldest of everything kind of like the southern most everything in Key West.

Posted: April 6, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 21:05

In St Augustine at A1A for open mic with Charlie Grau. Small world.

Posted: April 6, 2017, 1:05 a.m.

Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 19:28

Sunset from our boat at Rivers Edge Marina in St Augustine.

Posted: April 5, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 17:31

We're here for a week. Love this town.

Posted: April 5, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 17:08

Our home for the week in St Augustine, time to go and explore our new surroundings.

Posted: April 5, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 7:25

Just one night at Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, FL. We came in yesterday at 10:30 am with gale force winds, thunder, lightning and rain. Thank god for Peter who is their excellent dockmaster. Free laundry, free ice, pool; very nice Yacht Club.

Posted: April 5, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 17:22

Sandy planning our cruise to St Augustine tomorrow. Windy and rainy day in Daytona Beach we docked up in heavy wind and rain,was definitely no fun,Sandy was great and we made it!

Posted: April 4, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Monday 3 Apr 2017 16:02

Lots of LOOPERS in New Smyrna! There are 4 right next to each other , docktails at 5

Posted: April 3, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Monday 3 Apr 2017 13:37

Visitors at our boat dock in New Smyrna Beach. We were also visited by dolphins frolicking around our boat but were too quick to be captured on film. Love this Marina.

Posted: April 3, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Monday 3 Apr 2017 7:53

Awesome sunset view from our boat in New Smyrna Beach. Great Marina for only 1.25 per foot.

Posted: April 3, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Sunday 2 Apr 2017 19:53

Fun restaurant.

Posted: April 2, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Sunday 2 Apr 2017 19:52

Really good band at Peanuts in New Smyrna Beach.

Posted: April 2, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Sunday 2 Apr 2017 19:48

Unusual sunset in NSB.

Posted: April 2, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

Sunday 2 Apr 2017 19:00

Song peddler peddled his bike with piano attachment to the boardwalk at New Smyrna Beach and actually was quite good.

Posted: April 2, 2017, 11 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 20:04

At Squid Lips restaurant. A must see from everyone. The band is awesome. Food was good. Short walk from our boat.

Posted: April 2, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 17:44

Just docked at Eau Galle Yacht Basin in Melbourne FL.

Posted: April 1, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 16:09

Cool watching the air show from our boat!

Posted: April 1, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 16:07

A hundred boats in Melbourne watching the air show. Us too of course.

Posted: April 1, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 16:07

Air show on the way to Eau Galle Yacht Basin.

Posted: April 1, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 13:26

Let's take the house for a ride honey.

Posted: April 1, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 8:13

Nettles Island adjacent to Jensen Beach is a funky little man made Island in the 60's. 1,850,000 cu yards of fill were used to fill the Island. Wouldn't be able to do that these days.

Posted: April 1, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

Saturday 1 Apr 2017 7:28

Gorgeous flat seas to travel in today. On our way to a funky little Marina called Captain Hiram's Marina Resort in Sebastian FL. They have a really good restaurant and tiki bar area with live music. We docked here in Nettle Island Marina in 15 mph winds. Not easy with 4 of us on it. Lol

Posted: April 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Friday 31 Mar 2017 19:45

Sunset over Nettles Island

Posted: March 31, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

Friday 31 Mar 2017 18:54

Ron and Ann's condo in JENSEN BEACH.

Posted: March 31, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Friday 31 Mar 2017 9:49

Hobe Sound heading to Jenson Beach.

Posted: March 31, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Friday 31 Mar 2017 7:41

Hanging with the big guys at Old Port Cove Marina. We were greeted with a bottle of Chardonnay. Not too shabby.

Posted: March 31, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

Thursday 30 Mar 2017 7:40

Pulling out of our easy peasy slip in Old Point Cove Marina in N Palm Beach.

Posted: March 30, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 18:58

Out to dinner last night with our friend Joan Achord. Joan and Cecil now have a beautiful home in Boca Raton and plan to eventually sell their Virginia Beach home.

Posted: March 29, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 12:38

All kinds of wildlife, even saw an alligator.

Posted: March 29, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 12:35

Went to Wakodahatchee Wetlands with Bill and Sandy Callnan in Delray Beach yesterday. Saw hundreds of Wood Storks feeding babies. Some were still sitting on their nests.

Posted: March 29, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 12:35

Many thanks to Bill and Sandy Callnan touring us around Delray Beach taking to purchase provisions for our boat and making us an awesome dinner. Great time with family.

Posted: March 29, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 12:29

Lunch on the fly bridge while cruising. Not too shabby. Life is good. Next stop Delray Beach to spend a couple of days with family.

Posted: March 28, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 12:05

Now this is what I call a Yacht Club! Ft Lauderdale

Posted: March 28, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 11:55

Beautiful square rigger. Fort Lauderdale.

Posted: March 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 7:30

Sunrise over South Beach in Miami! It doesn't get better than this. And I get to do it with Sandy. That's what I'm talking about.

Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Monday 27 Mar 2017 21:24

Night time view from our anchorage in Miami.

Posted: March 28, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Monday 27 Mar 2017 15:49


Posted: March 27, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Monday 27 Mar 2017 13:00

Miami 27 miles to go! Traveling in the Biscayne Bay

Posted: March 27, 2017, 5 p.m.

Monday 27 Mar 2017 10:55

Barnes Sound north bound.

Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Monday 27 Mar 2017 7:56

I wanna go to Miami!😎 Goodbye Islamorada

Posted: March 27, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 18:41

Bay jam in Islamorada. Kevin dancing with Sylvie and I'm dancing with her brother Roland from France and lives in Germany.

Posted: March 26, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 18:38

Sylvie and her brother Roland great times!

Posted: March 26, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 17:51

Isla in Sandys hammock chair

Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 17:15

Jeff and Priscilla at the Founders Park music festival

Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 8:11

Leaving Marathon on our way home no worries mate.

Posted: March 26, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 22:47

Dancing to awesome band at the Hurricane our last night in Marathon. Heading to Islamorada early tomorrow morning. Staying at Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina in Founders Park for the huge festival Bay Jam.

Posted: March 26, 2017, 2:47 a.m.

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 18:19

Rib-Off at Blackfin leaving early in the morning time to head home! There's no place like home!

Posted: March 25, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 10:54

Brunch with the Blackfin group at the sandy point. Great food and fun. Great Marina.

Posted: March 23, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 19:26

Good new friends Judi and Jerry were very kind to drive us to Key West a few times. Thank you very much.

Posted: March 20, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 18:55

Sunset cruise in Key West. You'd think we get enough boating.

Posted: March 20, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 18:15

OYC the Key West group sunset cruise

Posted: March 20, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 11:26

Barry, best ever dockmaster kept Blackfin Resort and Marina in top notch shape. We loved the sandy point for sunset and swimming, the 87 degree heated pool, nice picnic areas with grills. Perfectly located between the grocery stores and the Community Park where we had free yoga 3 days a week, tai chi, bocce ball, concerts and free movies. We'll be back!

Posted: March 20, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Saturday 18 Mar 2017 20:37

Awesome dinner at Havana Jacks with Dr John and Susan.

Posted: March 19, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

Sunday 12 Mar 2017 19:31

Dan aka Biddy and the Beast - our amazing Blackfin Marina host. He takes great care of us!

Posted: March 12, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Sunday 12 Mar 2017 16:58

Mireille and Maggie Baugh's mom. They do a lot of traveling with the kids band.

Posted: March 12, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Sunday 12 Mar 2017 16:43

Mireille and her son (also 16 years old) playing in an amazing band with Maggie Baugh. At 16 years old just turned 17. She has a publishing deal and is a Nashville recording artist guitarist and dynamic fiddle player she fiddled "Devil went down to Georgia" with the Charlie Daniels band. MaggieBaugh.com

Posted: March 12, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Sunday 12 Mar 2017 11:26

The girls at Gators party in Key Largo.

Posted: March 12, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 21:02

Great night for the fire pit at Gators house. Full house - Kevin and I slept in the pop up.

Posted: March 12, 2017, 2:02 a.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 18:25

Sunset at Gators beautiful home in key Largo. Great party. Great group of people. Lots of fun and great food.

Posted: March 11, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Friday 10 Mar 2017 11:58

Brunch after yoga at the Stuffed Pig with Bill Annamarie Jess and Cheryl. Very good food and beautiful backyard garden.

Posted: March 10, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 14:43

This brought back some fun memories of being in Key West with my sister Jean my niece Shelly and her friend Richard and my daughter Jamie who was at the time pre drinking age. Shelly's friend Richard spent the evening buying drinks for under aged Jamie behind my back. We had planned on going back to Key Largo that night but ended up getting a hotel room. The kids hung out at the pool until about 4 AM. My sister made a lot of money for the street drummers filling in and drumming for them for a while. She drew huge crowds while Shelly was breakdancing in the street. Way too much fun!!

Posted: March 7, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 14:42

Memories of spending a e evening at The smallest bar in Key West with family. They did not sell wine which is the only thing I drink. The bartender was nice enough to allow me to walk around the corner and buy a bottle of wine which he poured for me during the night.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 12:56

Small world. We hung out with Kevin's brother Stephen and wife Jody celebrating her birthday on a Carnival cruise and our cousin Judy also celebrating her birthday in Key West.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 11:07

Crazy roosters and chickens all over Key West - mostly roosters and they have beautiful colors and look really healthy. They were always serenading me at my early morning yoga on the boat.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 20:24

Cheryl and Libby my yoga buddies.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 20:22

Ron and Libby Cheryl and Rich. They are the Ranger Tug yachters. At the Hurricane.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 20:20

Hal the owner of the Hurricane Restaurant in our marina. My Marathon Froggies for music.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 1:20 a.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 12:59

This manatee hangs out at out boat and drinks the water coming out of the boat when we are washing dishes. He lies on his back and drinks. So cute!

Posted: March 6, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 11:18

Emily Hughes, my awesome yoga instructor in Marathon. We have yoga by donation three days a week. Kevin even attends with me.

Posted: March 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 18:29

The Ranger Tug yachters traveling together on the Loop. Cheryl and Ron, Jess and Mike, Ginny and Dave, Libby and Ron.

Posted: March 1, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 18:27

This gazebo washed to Blackfin Resort and Marina from neighboring Marina Banana Bay during a hurricane. Blackfin put it up on the sandy beach and is used for weddings. By the way i said "yes" again.

Posted: March 1, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 15:49

Linda and Aussie Paul fellow tai chi'ers in Marathon.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 14:24

Deana from Lady Triana enjoying Mardi Gras at Marathon city marina.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Monday 27 Feb 2017 12:21

Evelyn and Clark previous fellow Mainship Cruisers are selling the Mainship and have bought this 55' Krogen Express.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Saturday 25 Feb 2017 14:01

Back to Black Fin!

Posted: Feb. 25, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Saturday 25 Feb 2017 13:58

7 mile bridge leaving lake Atlantic

Posted: Feb. 25, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Saturday 25 Feb 2017 10:07

Calm seas, blue skies, dolphins - trolling on our way from Key West to Marathon. Key West was lots of fun but Marathon is my fav. Life is good........ We are truly blessed.

Posted: Feb. 25, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Saturday 25 Feb 2017 7:57

Leaving Key West on to Marathon for 3 weeks or so and then home

Posted: Feb. 25, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 18:32

Awesome sunset off our boat in Key West.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 18:18

Docktails on the Koastal Karma with friends Ann and Wayne Barnes also from Virginia Beach.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Monday 20 Feb 2017 18:14

Now that's catching some fish!!!!!

Posted: Feb. 20, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Monday 20 Feb 2017 18:12

Delicious duck at Louie's Backyard in Key West

Posted: Feb. 20, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Monday 20 Feb 2017 17:21

Sipping wine at the Simonton Street Beach watching the parade of boats going out.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Sunday 19 Feb 2017 13:26

Good band playing at the Simonton Beach Bar.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Sunday 19 Feb 2017 13:26

Hot hot hot. Felt great swimming in the Simonton Beach in Key West.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Saturday 18 Feb 2017 17:53

We saw the cat man perform at Mallory Square last night. Craziest white man I've ever seen. Guess you have to experience this one at least once. Not sure why........

Posted: Feb. 18, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Saturday 18 Feb 2017 17:21

Really good spicy grilled grouper with fresh green beans and salad - very reasonable. You order inside and they bring it out to you. Nice and cool with bamboo waterfall.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Saturday 18 Feb 2017 16:48

Beautiful Koi Pond Garden at Kermit's Kitchen cafe.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Saturday 18 Feb 2017 13:50

Key West has above ground cemeteries like New Orleans. This is the memorial for the Battle Ship Maine.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Thursday 16 Feb 2017 10:34

Very nice Farmers Market across the street from our boat every Thursday. Good music entertainment with a drag Queen.

Posted: Feb. 16, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Feb 2017 18:30

Great sunset view from our boat.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Feb 2017 18:25


Posted: Feb. 15, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Feb 2017 16:28

Lattitudes island restaurant off Key West - a must visit. Delicious and very reasonable. We shared the yellow tail snapper for lunch and they split it up for us. Great presentation and delicious. Our friends loved the benets for desert.Enjoyed today with our friends, Susan and John cruising on Nuclear Fishing.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Feb 2017 15:00

Amazing yellow tail snapper lunch at Latitudes, an island off of Key West. The boat ride over is included with your reservation. This is a half order divided by the restaurant. Awesome.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2017, 8 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 21:24

Music dancing and fun at our favorite Key West bar, Schooners Wharf.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2017, 2:24 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 14:25

This is the kind of calm seas I love boating in. Mark Rheinhart who is a good friend and a Key West Charter Fisherman came out with us on our boat, set up the outriggers for fishing. Kevin an Mark did some scuba diving. Gorgeous day!

Posted: Feb. 14, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 10:36

Fishing on the Koastal Karma! Doesn't get better than this.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 3:44

Beautiful view from our boat for my early morning yoga.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2017, 8:44 a.m.

Sunday 12 Feb 2017 15:56

Ft Zachary beach. Gorgeous day!

Posted: Feb. 12, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Sunday 12 Feb 2017 14:32

Fort Taylor and a couple of cruise ships in the background

Posted: Feb. 12, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Wednesday 8 Feb 2017 20:26

St Louis friends at Schooners Wharf.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Feb 2017 16:35

Reading by the warm pool at 0 Duvall.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Feb 2017 14:17

Conch Republic for lunch and a mojito. Awesome view.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Feb 2017 9:39

These manatees hang out at our marina next to this boat waiting for them to run their water in the boat that runs out and into the water.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Monday 6 Feb 2017 18:00

Mallory Square scene. Always fun.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2017, 11 p.m.

Friday 3 Feb 2017 19:22

Schooners wharf. Awesome band. We're having lots of grateful days.

Posted: Feb. 4, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Friday 3 Feb 2017 15:43

Higgs beach - another really nice beach in Key West - has a very nice restaurant there.

Posted: Feb. 3, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 18:13

our 1st sunset at our new home for the month of February in Key West 9 hour day but loving life!

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 15:25

Mooring field in Key West

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 14:36

Key West coming up

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 10:47

Leaving the shallow water on to Key West

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 9:38

Big Spanish Channel

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 8:28

Cruising again! Inside to Key West. Sandy getting everything ship shape.

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Wednesday 25 Jan 2017 13:42

Tom Lauttenbach and a very cool CHINESE junk in the background

Posted: Jan. 25, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

Saturday 21 Jan 2017 21:21

Me and Sylvie Turner taking belly dance lessons in Big Pine Key.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2017, 2:21 a.m.

Saturday 21 Jan 2017 13:59

Tons of people at the Key West Women's walk.

Posted: Jan. 21, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

Saturday 21 Jan 2017 13:34

Sylvie and I ran into our Key Largo Tai Chi friends LeAnn and Laurie in Key West.

Posted: Jan. 21, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Saturday 21 Jan 2017 13:17

Rode to Key West with Linda, Anna from Marathon Tai Chi, Sylvie from Key Largo Tai Chi and Mia, Anna's friend for the Women's walk. Fun group. I'm not much of a protester but went along to be with friends and visit Key West. Having worked for Kevin and being married for almost 33 years I've always felt like I had equal rights.

Posted: Jan. 21, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Friday 20 Jan 2017 18:22

Sunset and doctails at our beach at Blackfin Resort and Marina with our Key Largo friends Mary, Mike, Jaclyn and cutie Jaxson.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Friday 20 Jan 2017 18:19

Karen and Pete from Key Largo joining us for docktails.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Friday 20 Jan 2017 18:13

Jax contemplating.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Thursday 19 Jan 2017 20:25

Dancing to music of Martini up at Hurricane.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2017, 1:25 a.m.

Thursday 19 Jan 2017 17:17

We were invited to the Marine Trawler Owners Association monthly docktail gathering at Banana Bay Marina.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Thursday 19 Jan 2017 14:17

Beth was married to Richard who started Boat US! Schwartz.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Wednesday 18 Jan 2017 12:14

Look at this I'm expected at the Key West Station of the Oysterville Yacht Club!

Posted: Jan. 18, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

Monday 16 Jan 2017 10:26

Sandy teaching yoga in Marathon

Posted: Jan. 16, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Saturday 14 Jan 2017 17:38

Sunset and docktails at Blackfin Resort and Marina with our new friends Carol and Gary.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Friday 13 Jan 2017 17:24

Happy hour at Overseas.

Posted: Jan. 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Thursday 12 Jan 2017 17:59

Docktails and sunset at Banana Bay - great people and great marina. A lot of these guys are loopers!

Posted: Jan. 12, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 13:28

Hanging out with the Callnan cousins, Sandy and Bill at Keys Fisheries. Thanks for stopping by guys.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

Monday 9 Jan 2017 17:36

Sunset and docktails at Sombrero Dockside Marina. Me and the boys. 😎

Posted: Jan. 9, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Monday 9 Jan 2017 15:56

Yay John and Susan Gunning finished the Loop.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Saturday 7 Jan 2017 16:28

Screaming orphans at the Celtic Festival

Posted: Jan. 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Saturday 7 Jan 2017 13:36

Great music at the Celtic Festival.

Posted: Jan. 7, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Saturday 7 Jan 2017 9:51

Manatee next to the boat

Posted: Jan. 7, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Thursday 5 Jan 2017 20:26

Finally tried out our local Marina restaurant. This guy is awesome one man band and the 35 cent wings at the Hurricane Restaurant are really good. Wine prices really good after happy hour.

Posted: Jan. 6, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

Thursday 5 Jan 2017 16:29

Life for Sandy and I has gone a little South. This is the southern most beach in the continental USA for example!

Posted: Jan. 5, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Wednesday 4 Jan 2017 10:35

Awesome yoga class at the Community Center in Marathon. Jeanie teaches a great class. Kevin even took it with me. About 40 people in the class. Thanks for the info Donna.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Tuesday 3 Jan 2017 20:47

Great Reggae at Overseas last night.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2017, 1:47 a.m.

Tuesday 3 Jan 2017 18:01

Great sunset at the sandy point in our marina. Great spot for docktails.

Posted: Jan. 3, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Monday 2 Jan 2017 14:58

Ahhhh.... Sombrero Beach - best beach in the Keys.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Sunday 1 Jan 2017 16:56

Our new home for the next month

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Sunday 1 Jan 2017 16:50

We're staying at a gorgeous Marina in Marathon, just checked in. A really great deal and right in the middle of everything. Blackfin Resort and Marina. Really nice and helpful people.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Sunday 1 Jan 2017 14:50

Leaving Florida Bay on to Marathon

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 23:03

Gator rafted off the Koastal Karma in the Gator Baitor with Bill Bell,family and crew to join the party and watch the fireworks. We anchored out in Blackwater Sound in front of the Big Chill.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 4:03 a.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 23:03

Kevin and the girls.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 4:03 a.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 22:55

Jessica, Gator's daughter and her fiancé Ryan, Justin, Gator's son and friends. Let the party begin. Great New Year's Eve ending with a fireworks display. Great to watch from the boat.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 3:55 a.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 20:37

Enjoyed spending New Year's on our boat with two of our Tai Chi friends from Canada Jim and Leanah! Really nice to hang out and get to know them better.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2017, 1:37 a.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 17:04

Lindi and Wavy Davy a couple of our Tai Chi friends in Key Largo invited us to their dock in Tarpon Basin to fill up our boat with water. Davy is an amazing artist/sculpturist. Great people.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2016, 10:04 p.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 16:53

Wavy Davy an amazing artist!

Posted: Dec. 31, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Saturday 31 Dec 2016 12:45

Gator and Mac, Jessica and Ryan's beautiful Golden loves to paddle board.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2016, 5:45 p.m.

Friday 30 Dec 2016 17:54

Beautiful sunset anchored off our friend Gators home and moved today to Blackwater Sound anchoring out of Big Chill restaurant. Just had dinner and waiting for Gator and his gang to tie up to us for fireworks and one-off our favorite bands Mr Stix and the Surprience. A couple of our tai chi friends are coming to join us.

Posted: Dec. 30, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

Friday 30 Dec 2016 17:01

Gators awesome Key Largo home.

Posted: Dec. 30, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Friday 30 Dec 2016 16:22

Anchored in front of Gators in Key Largo

Posted: Dec. 30, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

Friday 30 Dec 2016 14:35

Thanks Bill Bell for bringing the boat from Mangrove Marina back to Key Largo with Kevin giving me a nice break to chill

Posted: Dec. 30, 2016, 7:35 p.m.

Thursday 29 Dec 2016 20:49

Danny and Connie from Iowa. Hanging out on our boat in Tavernier.

Posted: Dec. 30, 2016, 1:49 a.m.

Thursday 29 Dec 2016 13:48

Leaving the Pilot House on the hook for 3 days Ocean calm

Posted: Dec. 29, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

Tuesday 27 Dec 2016 20:50

Riding wild zebras in Key Largo. Oh yeah!

Posted: Dec. 28, 2016, 1:50 a.m.

Monday 26 Dec 2016 17:47

Andrea and Ray from Deland, FL and JD retriever Australian mix and Sally And David from Daytona Beach. FL our Key Largo sunset buddies.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2016, 10:47 p.m.

Monday 26 Dec 2016 12:54

Sativa, Sylvie and Sandy, great breakfast !

Posted: Dec. 26, 2016, 5:54 p.m.

Sunday 25 Dec 2016 9:56

Merry Christmas to all! Wishing you all peace, love, health and happiness forever...... Breathe deeply and often.......

Posted: Dec. 25, 2016, 2:56 p.m.

Saturday 24 Dec 2016 20:43

Carol Flaherty this is Judy from MI !

Posted: Dec. 25, 2016, 1:43 a.m.

Saturday 24 Dec 2016 18:27

Steve Venini Bayside Band Christmas Eve at Bayside Grill. Bluesy - loving it!Awesome fish tacos.

Posted: Dec. 24, 2016, 11:27 p.m.

Friday 23 Dec 2016 18:29

Luke Sommer Glenn band at Bayside Grill. Sweet Home Alabama.

Posted: Dec. 23, 2016, 11:29 p.m.

Friday 23 Dec 2016 18:00

Mike and Angie Bear/Wolf great people.

Posted: Dec. 23, 2016, 11 p.m.

Friday 23 Dec 2016 16:01

On our way to Key Largo Fisheries to buy lobster tails for Christmas dinner and shrimp for Sandy's fabulous shrimp and grits at the Turner's on Monday morning. Can't wait to see Irie.

Posted: Dec. 23, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

Friday 23 Dec 2016 11:10

Stopped by Kelly's old dive shop, Rainbow Reef. Chatted with Derek. He asked how Kelly is doing in New Zealand.

Posted: Dec. 23, 2016, 4:10 p.m.

Thursday 22 Dec 2016 17:35

Great sunset these never get old!

Posted: Dec. 22, 2016, 10:35 p.m.

Wednesday 21 Dec 2016 17:52

Mike and Mary at sunset on the shortest day of the year!

Posted: Dec. 21, 2016, 10:52 p.m.

Sunday 18 Dec 2016 18:13

Our second favorite sunset spot next to Bayside Grill with live music every night at 6 pm. Our kind of hours.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2016, 11:13 p.m.

Saturday 17 Dec 2016 20:27

Egon and Sandy.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2016, 1:27 a.m.

Friday 16 Dec 2016 9:12

This might seem strange but I always have a rubber duck on board for luck. Rick Jewell is the only other boater that I've ever meet that actually does this as well.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2016, 2:12 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 17:59

Our favorite sunset spot in Key Largo.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 10:59 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 17:35

Ann and Mary on the bridge hot out .

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 10:35 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 17:35

Sunset and doctails with Mary and Mike.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 10:35 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 17:35

Ann Mary and Maurice visiting Key Largo. Thanks for coming out. Great to see you guys.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 10:35 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 17:11

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 17:11

A manatee came up to our. Oat in the Pilot House Marina. I've never seen them here before.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

Thursday 15 Dec 2016 12:54

Link's Lady we last saw Link at Brunswick Landing . He' from northern Maine and now lives in Nova Scoita

Posted: Dec. 15, 2016, 5:54 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 8:50

Sandy has joined this weird cult and has to wear this shirt all the time.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2016, 1:50 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 17:44

Posted: Dec. 13, 2016, 10:44 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 17:42

Posted: Dec. 13, 2016, 10:42 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 17:42

Snooks for sunset with the Flaherty's last night in the Keys.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2016, 10:42 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 15:21

Egon and Mary at Key Largo Kamp Ground feels like home!

Posted: Dec. 13, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

Saturday 10 Dec 2016 19:30

Met these guys tonight at the Pilot House Restaurant. Jeanie and Bill from Key Largo and Karen and Jim from Madison Wisconsin.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2016, 12:30 a.m.

Saturday 10 Dec 2016 11:36

We were thinking of this for the boat .

Posted: Dec. 10, 2016, 4:36 p.m.

Friday 9 Dec 2016 19:41

Brian and Sylvie over for dinner! Great people.

Posted: Dec. 10, 2016, 12:41 a.m.

Friday 9 Dec 2016 14:32

Mary and Sandy on the Bridge after Sandy's hair was trimmed up.

Posted: Dec. 9, 2016, 7:32 p.m.

Thursday 8 Dec 2016 19:21

Ms Mack's with the Flaherty's this is the good stuff!

Posted: Dec. 9, 2016, 12:21 a.m.

Thursday 8 Dec 2016 14:22

Mike and Carol Yachting great to have these guys around!

Posted: Dec. 8, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 17:21

Sharkey's best drink prices in Largo $3 wine. The boats in the background are from Rainbow Reef where Kelly worked last year, live music.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 16:05

Our favorite pool and Jacuzzi spot.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2016, 9:05 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 19:17

Nice job with the Christmas lights Wolfman!

Posted: Dec. 6, 2016, 12:17 a.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 17:51

This is our new address for the next couple of months. We'd love to hear from everyone. I've already been snorkeling but only because I dropped Sandy's bike lock in the water, about 20 feet, this restaurant has underwater lights so a ton of fish, I expect they would frown on spear fishing under the glass button restaurant but it would be easy.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 10:51 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 17:39

We found Kelly's old dive buddy at the marina we are staying at only one boat away. Wolfman's working at the Big Chill.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 10:39 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 14:43

Our boat slip is nearly in side of the Pilot House Restaurant you have to go through the restaurant to get to our boat. The Keys are great!

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 14:39

The canal to the Pilot House Marina

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 7:39 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 11:19

A little rough in the ocean but beautiful

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 4:19 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 10:17

In the Ocean a little lumpy.,,

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 3:17 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 9:47

Snake Creek on our way to the ocean.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 2:47 p.m.

Monday 5 Dec 2016 8:13

Gator Harbor! Aka: Rock Harbor running inside to Tavernier then north in the ocean to Pilot House.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016, 1:13 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 18:15

Awesome band playing - Mr Stix and the Spurience.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 18:04

Took the dinghy in to the Big Chill.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 11:04 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 18:00

Made it to Key Largo. Anchored out for the night in Blackwater Sound.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 11 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 15:50

Card Sound Bridge to Key Largo. Alabama Jacks is just to the west.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 8:50 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 15:07

Pumpkin Key and Key Largo it's hard to see but the Ocean Reef Yacht Club is there.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 8:07 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 14:29

Sandy waving good by to Biscayne Bay Card Sound here we come!

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 7:29 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 11:39

Leaving Miami beautiful water Florida Keys here we come.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 4:39 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 8:21

Looks like a good spot.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 1:21 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 7:50

I've got to see if we've been on one of these guys.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 12:50 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 7:45

We're with the big boys now.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 7:38

Cruise Ships this is to cool somebody pinch me.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 12:38 p.m.

Sunday 4 Dec 2016 6:54

On our way to the Florida Keys. Let's go.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

Saturday 3 Dec 2016 20:31

Judy thanks for inviting us to your awesome birthday party.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 1:31 a.m.

Saturday 3 Dec 2016 20:11

Hanging with Gator great party happy birthday Judy!

Posted: Dec. 4, 2016, 1:11 a.m.

Saturday 3 Dec 2016 17:01

Made it to Fort Lauderdale Beach!

Posted: Dec. 3, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Friday 2 Dec 2016 18:32

Harvey Hochberg met at Deck 84 with live music Thanks Harvey for the glass of wine. Delray Beach.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2016, 11:32 p.m.

Friday 2 Dec 2016 17:24

Mary and Maurice on the bridge of Koastal Karma the building in the back ground are the ones that Lawrence and Pat used to manage.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2016, 10:24 p.m.

Friday 2 Dec 2016 15:52

Cocktails with Callnan's at Delray Beach Municipal Marina. Thanks for coming out!

Posted: Dec. 2, 2016, 8:52 p.m.

Friday 2 Dec 2016 15:23

Thanks Callnan's for helping Kevin replace his 5hp dingy engine with a new 9.8. Varoom!!

Posted: Dec. 2, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Friday 2 Dec 2016 9:22

Now this place is a Yacht Club!

Posted: Dec. 2, 2016, 2:22 p.m.

Thursday 1 Dec 2016 18:40

Found these guys again in N Palm Beach - Dineen ,Daniel and Bill we last had dinner with them in St Augustine with Craig and Donna the Mighty Fine also a Mainship Trawler.

Posted: Dec. 1, 2016, 11:40 p.m.

Thursday 1 Dec 2016 11:47

Jupiter Inlet light house. Sandy and I feel like we're in local water again. We have vacationed in this part of Florida for years and always bring a boat so we've cruised these waters before.

Posted: Dec. 1, 2016, 4:47 p.m.

Thursday 1 Dec 2016 9:10

Best dock hand ever - Mariner Cay Marina - Stuart, FL. We left our boat here for 9 days when we flew home for Thanksgiving. A gated community so our boat was really safe. Nick gave us a great deal and could not have been more helpful.

Posted: Dec. 1, 2016, 2:10 p.m.

Monday 28 Nov 2016 10:38

Posted: Nov. 28, 2016, 3:38 p.m.

Monday 28 Nov 2016 10:23

Great time with friends at Hot Tuna. Home for Thanksgiving with family. Back to the boat tomorrow in Stuart, FL and hope to be settled in Key Largo before end of week.

Posted: Nov. 28, 2016, 3:23 p.m.

Saturday 26 Nov 2016 22:34

Party at our house. Good crowd.

Posted: Nov. 27, 2016, 3:34 a.m.

Saturday 26 Nov 2016 22:03

Music in the dining room!

Posted: Nov. 27, 2016, 3:03 a.m.

Friday 25 Nov 2016 14:37

Charlie, Michelle andAurora at Kathryn and Tom's house. Great to see the family at Thanksgiving!

Posted: Nov. 25, 2016, 7:37 p.m.

Friday 25 Nov 2016 9:49

Family Christmas during Our Thanksgiving feast!

Posted: Nov. 25, 2016, 2:49 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Nov 2016 20:10

Hanging with family in Delray Beach. Sandy and I are so lucky to be related to these guys. Best family ever!

Posted: Nov. 24, 2016, 1:10 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Nov 2016 18:12

Mariners Cay good friends! Ron and Ann Cyrus from Jensen Beach.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2016, 11:12 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Nov 2016 16:47

Hanging around with Jim Crofwell in Stuart, he's got us in a great spot!

Posted: Nov. 22, 2016, 9:47 p.m.

Monday 21 Nov 2016 16:13

Caption Hirams in Sebastian. Sandy has found live music of course

Posted: Nov. 21, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

Monday 21 Nov 2016 13:16

Posted: Nov. 21, 2016, 6:16 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 20:46

Skins! Sunday Night football!

Posted: Nov. 21, 2016, 1:46 a.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 18:03

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 11:03 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 18:03

Good music and food at Crackerjacks in Titusville.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 11:03 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 17:45

Hey Bob Do you know this guy too?

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 10:45 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 17:20

Whose blocking the channel?

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 10:20 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 16:18

Titusville Marina moving South.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 9:18 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 12:42

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 5:42 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 12:27

More manatee than we've ever seen in one spot. Going through the Haulover cut connecting Mosquito Lagoon to the Indian River it was very challenging to avoid running over one! We must have seen 30!

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 5:27 p.m.

Sunday 20 Nov 2016 9:58

Unfortunately seeing a lot of really nice boats up on the banks along the way.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 2:58 p.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 20:43

Sandy with one of the Drag Queens at Mary's . This is a place that Rick recommended. I think he used to go there all the time. Drag Queen also happens to be the name of our anchor app that sends an alarm if we drag.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 1:43 a.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 20:31

This Drag Queen was Sandy's favorite but we had to leave because we ran out of $1's

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 1:31 a.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 20:15

Really this one was my favorite!

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 1:15 a.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 20:12

That's what I'm talking about.....

Posted: Nov. 20, 2016, 1:12 a.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 18:01

Ray the dockmaster was super nice and very helpful. He even gave us a tour of the yacht club. We met very friendly members at happy hour at their Tiki Bar. Getting my clothes washed at the free laundry while hanging out at happy hour was perfect . Dave and Sherry Winkler in the middle are on the Yacht Club board. Great people. Awesome club. We'll def go back when we can spend more time.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2016, 11:01 p.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 15:44

Look at us at a swanky yacht club! It has free laundry and free ice and is only $1.25 a foot.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2016, 8:44 p.m.

Saturday 19 Nov 2016 15:14

Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach. This is our first Yacht Club! Sandy used the Register of American Yacht Clubs Reciprocity Guide to find this place. Yep we are members of a Yacht Club.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2016, 8:14 p.m.

Friday 18 Nov 2016 16:57

Found really good music at Cruisers Grill and two dollar happy hour wine. Can't beat that!

Posted: Nov. 18, 2016, 9:57 p.m.

Friday 18 Nov 2016 16:53

Not really on our diet but enjoying delicious onion rings at the Cruisers Grill in Saint Augustine and thinking of Dick Michaux.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Friday 18 Nov 2016 15:10

OMG! Saw this guy sitting in a bar. And yes this is the back of his head! Too funny.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

Friday 18 Nov 2016 12:19

Look at all these sailboats. We are truly the only Trawler out here on a mooring ball.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2016, 5:19 p.m.

Friday 18 Nov 2016 7:43

On a mooring ball in StAugustine.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.

Thursday 17 Nov 2016 18:37

Met up with other boaters for dinner in St Augustine last night. Had a great time.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2016, 11:37 p.m.

Thursday 17 Nov 2016 16:47

First time on a mooring ball. Good thing we made a reservation. Boaters we're being turned away who did not. Looks like we're the only trawler out here with tons of sail boats. Really nice view.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2016, 9:47 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 20:22

Red Moon Rising. I know the photo doesn't show it but it's cool.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2016, 1:22 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 17:18

Amelia Island Yacht Basin did have a very nice new Toyota courtesy car so we were able to drive into the very charming historic Fernandina Beach walk around town and have a glass of wine while watching a beautiful sunset!

Posted: Nov. 16, 2016, 10:18 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 13:37

Amazing docking job Captain Tucker with little or no help from an inexperienced (in training) dock hand! Lol. Very tight spot!! We have a special code when the dock hand does not know what he is doing. I tell Kevin to remind me to buy broccoli while in town. Very nice guy but Amelia Island Marina is not used to transient boaters but getting a lot of them now since the beautiful Fernandina Harbor Marina is closed due to hurricane damage.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2016, 6:37 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 11:35

Passing Fernandina Harbor Marina where we really wanted to stay but was majorly damaged by Matthew. Will not open until 2017 but maybe longer.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2016, 4:35 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 11:06

Leaving Georgia. Made it to Florida!

Posted: Nov. 16, 2016, 4:06 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Nov 2016 16:02

Right next to the Clubhouse at Brunswick Landing, free beer every night. Wine is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We leave at first light and should make it to Florida tomorrow.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2016, 9:02 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Nov 2016 9:20

Look who we found at Brunswick Landing Marina our buddies the Fruitcakes!

Posted: Nov. 15, 2016, 2:20 p.m.

Monday 14 Nov 2016 16:54

We are at a real Marina. Theresa Davis a friend of ours and one of my brother Stephen and his wife Jody best friends is having surgery for ovarian cancer tomorrow send prayers.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2016, 9:54 p.m.

Monday 14 Nov 2016 16:46

It's Monday! We made it to Brunswick Landing Marina, famous for free beer and wine.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2016, 9:46 p.m.

Sunday 13 Nov 2016 14:57

We stayed at a tiny marina in Townsend, GA. The owner, Henry came out in his skiff and led us in through a windy canal 6 miles long. Lol. Nicest guy, he gave us a 110 extension card to hook our boat up to electric. Definitely a dock to use fender boards. Thanks again Tom Hill! Surprised we didn't find this marina in any of the books. We were the only boat there except for one that was for sale. We were just happy we didn't have to anchor out in Georgias crazy currents.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2016, 7:57 p.m.

Sunday 13 Nov 2016 13:08

A flock of seagulls following the boat.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2016, 6:08 p.m.

Sunday 13 Nov 2016 8:41

Following Ariel Hell Gate just ahead! Worst sport on the ICW.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2016, 1:41 p.m.

Sunday 13 Nov 2016 8:38

Posted: Nov. 13, 2016, 1:38 p.m.

Sunday 13 Nov 2016 7:10

Saying bye to Thunderbolt, GA, sweet little town and awesome Marina. Used the courtesy car to go to Walmart and Publix for groceries. Dockmaster Hal was very nice and very helpful. Had a delicious crab cake at Tourtulle Grill with our new yachting buddies, Jim and Barbara on Ariel, a 44 foot Krogen. Then back to Tubbys Tank House for more great live music. Two great restaurants within short walking distance from the marina. Followed these experienced yachters out through Hells Gate this morning. Thanks for the tips guys!

Posted: Nov. 13, 2016, 12:10 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 18:59

Hanging out with the band Calibogue Sound at Tubbys Tank House in Thunderbolt, GA. Outskirts of Savannah. We were warned not to go into the town of Savannah because of all the intense commercial traffic. We can easily Uber into Savannah from here but may just want to hang out here which is a really cool place with lots going on.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 18:35

Doing a great job of finding amazing music at Tubby's Tank in Thunderbolt outside of Savannah! Great shagging music!

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 11:35 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 17:48

Nice presentation.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 10:48 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 17:44

Thai food for dinner, one of our favorites. We made it to Georgia.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 10:44 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 12:38

Daufuskie Island. Grant and Pearl have gone to this place.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 5:38 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 11:37

May be difficult to see from the pic But Hilton Head, SC really took a hit from hurricane Matthew!!

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 4:37 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 9:52

Running with 2fh fish again leaving Beaufort.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 2:52 p.m.

Friday 11 Nov 2016 8:43

Cajun shrimp and grits at Blackstone restaurant. Off to GA today- Savanna area.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 1:43 p.m.

Thursday 10 Nov 2016 19:20

Delicious fresh fish dinner at Q on the Bay in Beaufort, SC while being entertained by The Bull Grapes, an awesome band!

Posted: Nov. 11, 2016, 12:20 a.m.

Thursday 10 Nov 2016 16:44

Sandy planning our next day cruise. Made it to Beaufort today, tomorrow it's off to Thunderbolt which is near Savannah. Live music tonight in Beaufort.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2016, 9:44 p.m.

Thursday 10 Nov 2016 8:15

Alright back to the ICW. That took about an hour and a half but worth it.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 17:07

We are at Bohicket Bight on the hook for the night.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 10:07 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 14:27

Leaving the ICW for our anchorage at Bohicket Creek.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 7:27 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 10:24

Charlestown passing the battery right now.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 3:24 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 10:08

Fort Sumter where the war of Northern aggression began.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 3:08 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 8:48

Enjoyed breakfast on the boat this morning with Mari Ricozzi. Thanks for coming out Mari and seeing us off from Isle of Palms marina in Charleston South Carolina. On our way to Kiawah Island.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 1:48 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 6:34

Sunrise at Isle of Palms. Loving life.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 11:34 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 22:06

Enjoyed dinner on our boat tonight with another of Kevin's college buddies Gary Ricozzi. Thanks for coming out Gary.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 3:06 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 20:39

Garry Ricozzi was over for dinner last night, the Stonehill group is great.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2016, 1:39 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 18:56

Yay. Toasting Martha Anne for renting our Va Beach home while we are away. Thanks Martha! You rock!

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016, 11:56 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 13:42

This looks like a place Lloyd would like. No one anywhere near you and you have to get there by boat.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 10:32

When we left Georgetown this morning we missed the ICW and we're heading out to sea! I took Gary Ashton's advice when you don't know where you are STOP!

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016, 3:32 p.m.

Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 7:54

Leaving Georgetown had a great time with Rory and Karen last night. Beautiful home of course!

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016, 12:54 p.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 21:06

Thanks Rory for the entertainment knocking down some Jethro Tull! Awesome! Kevin says he felt like he was back in the boys dorm.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016, 2:06 a.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 21:04

Rory and his beautiful wife Karen.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016, 2:04 a.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 18:35

Rory and his beautiful daughter, Stelling Lee. Not sure if I'm spelling her name correctly...

Posted: Nov. 7, 2016, 11:35 p.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 18:35

Thanks for the awesome dinner last night in your gorgeous home! Karen with puppy - notice the picture above the fireplace of Rory and Stelling.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2016, 11:35 p.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 16:43

Koastal Karma was docked next to Instant Karma. Felt great of course.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 9:39

This is my new rear view mirror. I had no idea I needed this thing but I love it. Thanks Julie.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2016, 2:39 p.m.

Monday 7 Nov 2016 8:55

The Red Head these guys we're at the Hampton Rendezvous. The boat used to belong to Billy Joel!

Posted: Nov. 7, 2016, 1:55 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 12:19

This is the ostentatious home of the owner of half Myrtle Beach!

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 5:19 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 12:11

Who knew you could cruise around the town of Myrtle Beach in your golf cart. What fun!

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 5:11 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 11:56

Tony has taking up the hobby of really nice artwork using palm tree fronds in his retirement.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 4:56 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 11:55

Tony and Dolores have done a beautiful job remodeling their home in Myrtle Beach. Thanks for the awesome party!

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 4:55 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 10:33

Andy and Julie having finished the Americas Great Loop year long trip in their 39 Main ship trawler, The fruitcake and are ready to sell.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 9:56

We enjoyed breakfast on the back deck of Julie and Andy's beautiful home watching the parade of yachts moving down the I CW.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 2:56 p.m.

Sunday 6 Nov 2016 9:21

Thank you Julie and Andy For the lovely breakfast in your beautiful home on the I CW on Sunday morning.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 2:21 p.m.

Saturday 5 Nov 2016 21:09

Va Beach friends Liz and Rosalinda visited us on the boat in Myrtle Beach and partied with us at our friends beautiful home Tony and Dolores.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 2:09 a.m.

Saturday 5 Nov 2016 21:04

I loved the Myrtle Beach yacht club Marina which also had an awesome restaurant. Was wonderful to meet up with friends in the Myrtle Beach area Tony and Dolores Augustine and our boating buddies with the same Main ship call the Fruitcake's, Andy and Julie Perry. Who have actually completed the great American loop. Our friends Rosalinda Diaz and Liz Baylon happened to be visiting in Myrtle Beach celebrating their birthdays. Tony and Dolores put together an awesome party for all of us. And made a delicious Boston butt. Lots of Shaggin going on!

Posted: Nov. 6, 2016, 1:04 a.m.

Saturday 5 Nov 2016 13:42

North Myrtle Beach.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 5:42 p.m.

Saturday 5 Nov 2016 11:00

Yikes! Someone did not make it through the dreaded Lockwood Folly.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 3 p.m.

Saturday 5 Nov 2016 8:26

Took off from Carolina Beach this morning following our new friends on the 34 Mainship Trawler 2thFish. We enjoyed docktails on our boat with Gordon and Sue from 2thFish last night before going out. Gordon thanks much for the help with the apps!

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

Saturday 5 Nov 2016 8:26

South Carolina!

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

Friday 4 Nov 2016 21:46

And the bartender.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 1:46 a.m.

Friday 4 Nov 2016 21:38

We really liked the owners of Gibbys.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 1:38 a.m.

Friday 4 Nov 2016 21:37

After grilling our fresh fish we Ubered into town for our music. The owner in the back is watching Kevin with his wife.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 1:37 a.m.

Friday 4 Nov 2016 21:14

Biked into Carolina Beach to check on the night life. We bought some fresh fish for dinner from a fish house on the Docks. Found two awesome bands. The first was Spare Change at The Sea Witch which started at 8 pm. When they took a break moved over to Gibby's and danced to another great band called Bluestone.

Posted: Nov. 5, 2016, 1:14 a.m.

Friday 4 Nov 2016 11:07

Gale force winds in Carolina Beach. Very happy to be in a protected marina. Doubled up the lines, the Admiral is making great go no go decisions ,she always has. By the way we love reading the comments, Keep them coming!

Posted: Nov. 4, 2016, 3:07 p.m.

Thursday 3 Nov 2016 16:00

Kevin getting our bikes off the boat to ride into town for some live music tonight.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2016, 8 p.m.

Thursday 3 Nov 2016 15:59

Kevin getting our vessel ship shape after our daily travels.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2016, 7:59 p.m.

Thursday 3 Nov 2016 15:59

Arrived at our new home at 3:15 today. Beautiful Joyner Marina in Carolina Beach, NC. JW awesome friendly dock master. And free Laundry! Yay - much needed. Here for two days as tomorrow does not look great for yachting.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2016, 7:59 p.m.

Thursday 3 Nov 2016 14:40

Carolina Inlet.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2016, 6:40 p.m.

Thursday 3 Nov 2016 8:02

Little Pink houses for you and me.

Posted: Nov. 3, 2016, 12:02 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 17:02

Docktail hour on our boat as we just docked for the night at Swan Point Marina. Evelyn the owner is really sweet. Tomorrow early off for Joyner Marina in Carolina Beach. Hoping to be in Myrtle Beach on Friday for the weekend to hook up with friends if the weather cooperates.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 9:02 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 14:14

We were glad the lights weren't flashing! Camp Lejune, go Marines!

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 13:20

More dolphins frolicking in the ICW.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 5:20 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 13:20


Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 5:20 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 12:02

Beautiful calm waters! Definitely my kind of yachting!!!

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 11:46

Now this is a real trawler..

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 3:46 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 10:18

Our dock is in front of the Bask Hotel. Morehead City. Made it.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 10:17

This guy has a little to much stuff!

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 10:16

Leaving Morehead City Docks. We were docked next to the Reel Jewell who live in Morehead City.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 9:30

Don't miss Grumpy's Comfort Food for breakfast or lunch. Everything homemade by owner. Even the hot sauce.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 9:05

Ode to the fishermen.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 1:05 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 9:01

Very nice bath houses at the Morehead City Docks.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 1:01 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 9:01

Docked at Morehead City Docks. Very nice!

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, 1:01 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 20:00

Red Fish excellent restaurant in Morehead City.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016, midnight

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 19:52

Met Constie the owner of Red Fish who is a good friend of our good friend Ben Wills from Virginia Beach. Ben and Jewell also own a home in Morehead City. Hope to stop by again coming back north when Ben and Jewell can be here to show us around. The only problem

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 11:52 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 19:33

Jason the bar tender took our picture at Red Fish bar and restaurant in Morehead City. Ben Wills thanks for the recommendation.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 11:33 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 14:24

Neuse River. Last big water for quite awhile. YEA.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 6:24 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 12:26

Pamlico Sound.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 4:26 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 10:59

RE Mayo! This is a famous landmark on the ICW. Great seafood.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 2:59 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 10:11

Entering Goose Creek.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 2:11 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 9:42

Crossing the Pamlico River. About 26 miles up river is McCotters Marina where we bought our boat. yea!

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Nov 2016 8:06

Leaving the sweet little town of Belhaven. Spent two nights here because winds were not favorable for crossing the Pamlico yesterday. A very pleasant place to stay. The people are super friendly. I even found a yoga class!

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 12:06 p.m.

Monday 31 Oct 2016 19:11

Dressed up for our dinner date at Spoon River and rode our bikes in on Halloween night. Lots of trick or treaters came in and all restaurants were giving out candy. Hope our house in Virginia Beach did not get egged. First year that Kevin was not there to hand out the king size candy bars to 67 plus trick or treaters.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2016, 11:11 p.m.

Monday 31 Oct 2016 18:58

Delicious dinner at Belhaven Spoon River Artworks Market, fine dining, art, wine shop and market. These are huge servings of a single meal they split for us. We bought a flight of wine. The very nice owners kept checking on us and gave us an additional free flight of wine.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2016, 10:58 p.m.

Monday 31 Oct 2016 12:54

Belhaven takes Halloween very seriously. They expect to have hundreds of kids. The surrounding rural areas bring all their kids here. I took an awesome yoga class at this beautiful bed and breakfast this morning. We held back here for a second day as winds were high and our travels will be through the Pamlico which are open waters. Tomorrow looks awesome and warmer again.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2016, 4:54 p.m.

Monday 31 Oct 2016 8:09

OK the guy we meet from Turkey is off on his way to St Martin, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted: Oct. 31, 2016, 12:09 p.m.

Sunday 30 Oct 2016 18:32

Hey we got a neighbor. He is from Turkey. He bought his boat on eBay. He's planning on sailing to St Martin. He's never boated before obviously from docking skills. Prayers that he makes it there safely.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2016, 10:32 p.m.

Sunday 30 Oct 2016 18:26

Enjoyed the sunset with docktails.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2016, 10:26 p.m.

Sunday 30 Oct 2016 18:24

Took our bikes off and toured around Belhaven.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2016, 10:24 p.m.

Sunday 30 Oct 2016 17:40

All alone at the free town docks in Belhaven.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2016, 9:40 p.m.

Sunday 30 Oct 2016 16:02

Docked on the free docs at Bellhaven. It really cute little town. Delicious homemade ice cream!

Posted: Oct. 30, 2016, 8:02 p.m.

Sunday 30 Oct 2016 10:37

Coming up on Wilkerson Bridge about ten nm from Belhaven where we'll try to stay on the free town docks tonight.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2016, 2:37 p.m.

Saturday 29 Oct 2016 17:46

Koastal Karma at our first anchorage the south end of the Alligator River. We are actually on our way.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2016, 9:46 p.m.

Saturday 29 Oct 2016 17:41

Posted: Oct. 29, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

Saturday 29 Oct 2016 15:56

Our first anchorage on this tour at Alligator River Cove. Also first time for our dingy the Namaste to be launched.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2016, 7:56 p.m.

Saturday 29 Oct 2016 10:23

Hey, look at all these boats in front of us. Oh wait, those are the same boats that were just behind us. The Albemarle looks great - what a beautiful day to make the passage!

Posted: Oct. 29, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

Saturday 29 Oct 2016 9:58

Wow! Look at all these boats behind us!

Posted: Oct. 29, 2016, 1:58 p.m.

Saturday 29 Oct 2016 8:16

Leaving Coinjock Marina. Had awesome company for dinner last night, Kevin's sister Kathryn and Tom Hill. Thanks for coming out!

Posted: Oct. 29, 2016, 12:16 p.m.

Friday 28 Oct 2016 15:11

Yay. We passed him! He just bought his boat three days ago and is on his way to Georgetown.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2016, 7:11 p.m.

Friday 28 Oct 2016 15:10

Kevin is really excited because we've owned this boat four years next March and this is the first boat we've ever passed.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2016, 7:10 p.m.

Friday 28 Oct 2016 14:35

Leaving Virginia. We are now in North Carolina!

Posted: Oct. 28, 2016, 6:35 p.m.

Friday 28 Oct 2016 12:31

Centerville Turnpike Bridge finally opened!

Posted: Oct. 28, 2016, 4:31 p.m.

Friday 28 Oct 2016 10:57

Leaving Atlantic Yacht Basin at Great Bridge. Enjoyed docktails with our new friends Grant and Bette on the Black Tie from NY.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2016, 2:57 p.m.

Thursday 27 Oct 2016 11:35

Going into our first lock; the Greatbridge lock. She was an awesome and very patient lock master. She even gave out Halloween candy.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

Thursday 27 Oct 2016 9:40

And quite a few boats behind us too. However most of them are passing us.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

Thursday 27 Oct 2016 9:40

Waiting for the Gimberton Bridge and the railroad bridge to open. Have a bit of boat traffic with us today.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

Thursday 27 Oct 2016 8:43

Leaving Portsmouth free dock heading for Atlantic yacht basin in Greatbridge. Short day on the water. It's a cat dog kind of day as Pam Williams would say.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2016, 12:43 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 15:34

Docked for our first night at High Street free docks in Portsmouth, VA

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 7:34 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 13:23

Hospital Point, Portsmouth, VA mile 0 on the ICW.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 5:23 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 13:03

Passing Grants tank farm - Norfolk Oil Transit at Lambert's Point in Norfolk, VA.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 5:03 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 11:59

Go Navy!! Passing the Norfolk Naval shipyard largest in the world.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 3:59 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 11:32

There are some large boats out here!

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 3:32 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 11:28

And passing Chamberlin Hotel at Old Point Comfort where Fort Monroe is on our right. We are now officially leaving the Chesapeake Bay and entering the Elizabeth River. Smooth sailing. Yay!

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 3:28 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 11:27

Passing Fort Wool on our left officially leaving the Chesapeake Bay.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 3:27 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 10:02

Goodbye Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. See you in six months.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016, 2:02 p.m.

Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 9:34

Short trip today! Have never said goodbye so many times. Back to Cape Henry Shores. Beautiful day in the neighborhood but not in the bay. We actually took water over the upper helm.

Back in CHS this morning we were able to hook up with our neighborhood bikers for our daily bike ride. There is still lots of standing water in the state park due to Hurricane Matthew. Virginia Beach really took a hit! We were out of power for five days while trying to prepare for our departure. Many of our friends had devastating damage. Prayers are with you all!

Fortunately the Chesapeake Bay can be one of the worst parts of this trip. Most of it is not on open waters like the bay but in protected ICW canals. Looks like tomorrow will be a perfect day to make the crossing. Plan to spend the night in Portsmouth. Hoping some of their free docking is open. Maybe check out the Commodore for a movie. The Accountant with Ben Afleck is playing -have heard it is good.

We started our trip on October 13 going to the awesome Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous and enjoyed a few days of boating classes with other boaters heading south. We were recommended at the end of rendezvous that if we had a place to dock that we should wait a few days to allow the 80 plus boaters to clear out. There were so many boaters bc many would have left earlier without the hurricane. Now we have the issue of many boaters, marinas closed due to damage from the hurricane and lots of debris in the water from broken piers etc.

To me this was a godsend. I had just returned from 21 days in Thailand with my 2 daughters returning Oct 4th so had only 10 days to get ready to leave my house for 6 months. I had an automobile accident one week before going to Thailand and fractured a rib so was not able to use that time to ready our home. Lol.

By the way, our beautiful Virginia Beach home is still a available for rent for six months, fully furnished 5 BR 4 BA. Awesome deal including utilities, cable and WiFi. Let me know you you know someone who may be interested. I'll send details.

Tomorrow looks great - so one day at a time..........

Breathe deeply and often......."

Posted: Oct. 25, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 8:57

Whoa turning around. The bay is way too rough today!

Posted: Oct. 25, 2016, 12:57 p.m.

Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 8:13

On our way south. Goodbye Cape Henry Shores.

Posted: Oct. 25, 2016, 12:13 p.m.

Sunday 23 Oct 2016 17:06

Getting. Ready to travel! We leave Tuesday morning.

Posted: Oct. 23, 2016, 9:06 p.m.

Koastal Karma On Tour

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so sorry. a bummer. but could have been so much worse. keep us posted.

So sorry to hear about the transmission problem. I've really been looking forward to your return. I'll check back here for updates so I know your ETA. Mary

you are definetly having too much fun. Say hi to the Callnans for us. We just made plans to go to Islamorada in May. Celebrating Tom and Friends 60th birthdays, fishing of course. Seeing all your great pics I can't wait to go. See you when you get home!

So ur heading bak and not going up the Gulf coast to Mobile Bay and possibly NOLA

Love the pics especially Kevin and the pup with sunglasses ❤

Love your residence for February! It is 39 here today, but we usually have a nice, 60 degree sunny day once a week.

Was thinking of you on Saturday when we attended the annual gala at Chris's school. We had fun with you last year! This year's theme was Mardi Gras. We wore masks, won a few auction items and had a nice evening.

Can't wait for your return.


Hi, Looks like you are continuing to have a great trip. If you talk to Kelly today wish her a Happy Birthday from us.

love your comment. Carol hopes to retire this year and putting their house on the market and then planning to move here. We would love for y'all to be here too. We had a great visit today for Christmas with the kids and grandkids we just got home and are exhausted running after kids is exhausting when you get 70. love ya9
stay safe and enjoy
Weather is beautiful
,❤Dolores & Tony

Love you guys. Can't wait to see you on the way back. We'll def stay longer. Maybe we can get Fred down. Of all the places we've been on the way down. Myrtle Beach is a place I think I'd love to live.

Tony and i just wanted to say hello and a very Merry Christmas to you. Looks and sounds like you're having a great time.. Enjoy. Pretty day here.Take care.

Love and God's Blessings

Dolores & Tony

What a great update letter.We are happy you two are having such fun. Really hope we get to see Jamie and Kelly while they are in VA Bch.Merry Christmas

Yes thank you. Love wind chimes. Hugs, Sandy

Looks like great times and you're getting visitors even in Key Largo 😎 Hope Kevin gave you the wind chime 😘

Looks like so much fun!! I'm sure you guys wish you in VB this morning for wind chill feeling like 9 degrees!! Not so good for bike riding!! Get some sun for me please. Hugs sent your way😍

Looks like you're having lots of fun. It's pretty cool here today at the beach I just got home from Charleston with a group of girlfriends that I hang out with and it was getting cooler there today but it was a nice week we had a good time did some shopping some bar hopping good food good drinks and it's a beautiful city.

Been a while since we were in the Keys, but Islamorada was the most serene and picturesque. So glad you are being blessed with awesum weather. Say hi to Jimmy B. when u get to Key West, may be his seaplane will show up while ur there, keep lookout for his "Hemisphere Dancer" if its still commisioned.

Congratulations, you made it! Go fishing!

You two don't have any fun at all!!! You may recall it all began for Ginny and me at Hilton Head Island. First foray into real estate work. Memorable place for us along with Calibogue Sound and Daufuskie Island. Love the adventure.

Please give me your contact info. Thanks. Sandy

Thanks for the pics and blogs!!
We are planning on trip south on icw to Marco island on the 14 th⚓️⚓️⚓️

Sure we love new friends especially ones who have boat docks!

Love the pics! I have wonderful cousins on kiawah who just built a home with a boat dock at the very southern end of the island if you need some friends. Also world travelers.

Do you realize you are docked about a mile from Crazy Dave and Lisa Witt??

Have a grand time and enjoy your trip to the fullest !
Jackie & Ava

What an adventure!! You two are such an inspiration!!💋💋🌴🌴🐬🍷

Impressed with how many friends you have visited so far. Gray day here, great sunrise.Also great news about they rental.Wave to Charleston for us when you go by.

You're too funny SeaStar! Haha

We have been having wonderful vicarious fun on this trip with you two - just a little worn out so really happy for the recent time change so we could sleep in longer without guilt.

Much Love SIS,

Jean and Alfie

We enjoyed our time together so very much and enjoyed meeting your super nice friends. Take care and keep us posted. ENJOY

We miss you in VAB but I can see that you are having a fabulous time. The CHS trick or treaters missed the XL candy bars on Halloween! It is starting to get cold here, so I'm sure you are happy heading into warmer weather.

You will be going by The Baba Center about now right after Briarer Cliff in North Myrtle beach. Look up Baba Center on Google

We had such a wonderful time tonight and so glad you brought friends. We enjoyed meeting them and spending time with them and the two of you. You both look great and we hope to see you again before you leave. Sweet dreams. ❤Dolores & Tony

Hey guys just figured out how to follow you. Let me know when you'll be in Morehead again, my sister Lill and bro in law Randy live there.

Keep the photos coming

Jim & Guzin

Really cool tour site!! Thanks for including Carl & I.
Have to have lots of fun. Maybe that should read: continue to have lots of fun!!

We are enjoying following you guys on your travels

Love to be able to be on this journey with you via this ap! Hope your still thinking of Aruba in February! Our dates are February 8th through the 28th! The Anderson's are sending love and blessings for a safe and fun filled travels!
PS Rhyanna and Steve are getting married August 12th at Camp Houlton

When you arrive in Myrtle Beach, the home of the guy who gave you away, dance to beach music and try the shag dance.

Where will this adventure take you eventually?

Such fun you two have. Love it.


Love the posts! It looks like a great trip! We miss you guys back in CHS!

Kathryn and I spent the weekend many moons ago in Belhaven. I had a fishing charter on the Pamlico River for tarpon. I loved it there. Happy trails...

Wow you guys are making allot of progress. It must be so relaxing and awesome. Enjoy!

So great! Thanks for sharing. Be safe and have fun :-)

I thought you guys were going with a group. Did they leave you behind? It was 80 degrees today & we went boating for one last time in 2016.

Wonderful. Just know yall are having a wonderful time. Will get this on Tony's phone also.❤

Love this ! Can't wait to wait to see you again soon!

Of course I meant Tom and Kathryn! It is happy hour!

Awesome picture, we can almost see you from our dock. Thanks for dinner last night. May the four winds blow you safely home! T&k&Otter

Ahoy. I'll rake a pile of leaves in you honor sail on & on🎈& on, we miss you already

Woohoo!!!! Go patents! Have a wonderful time! xoxo

So glad ur off to another great adventure on the water, May God Bless you with great weather and a safe trip and lots of fun and meeting wonderful people, I will be watching all the way

Love watching you on your many adventure's safe sailing and relax and enjoy, let Kevin do all the work. LOL Love youl

Neptune wants you to stay on land for a while longer, obey the Gods.

I am so happy you two are finally off on your adventure! Have so much fun and I will be checking in on you. Of course let us know when your in NY.
Love you guys