Pepper is jam packed full of non-perishables and dry goods, poor heavy girl. The McFarlanes have generously driven us to Costco to load up their car, twice. The first time we did some provisioning back in Mobile we suffered mostly from sticker shock but also stowing everything away was a terribly ..
It’s time to start finalizing New Year’s resolutions because, can you beleive, 2016 is almost here! I have some things for you to consider but it’s not what you may think. Let me explain.
So the general population in Punta Gorda Florida is more than twice our age. No problem. But when resid..
This year Trent and I will probably be fishing for Christmas dinner. That’s different! I will say it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit without having family and friends. There’s no decorating, attending a zillion holiday parties, which I love, or of course the ridiculous amounts of shoppin..
Marc Bennett, the mutual, free spirited friend from home who introduced Trent and I, recently put us in touch with another new to cruising, couple.
We’ve landed in Charlotte Harbor and Pepper is docked at Burnt Store Marina next to Mike and Gig..
Pepper was rippin’ along all day at over 6 knots. We were absolutely stoked about the good winds and took full advantage of the way it blew but we didn’t feel the need to pull an over nighter. We’re in no hurry after all. Our good friends, George and Barb, told us about a quiet little anchorage al..
Well you could say we made it…I mean the 213 mile cut across the Gulf of Mexico. We sort of sailed from Panama City to Clearwater Florida. Of the 55 hour non-stop journey we motored Pepper for over 20 hours. Talk about a headache! Mr. Weatherman was ill advised. The wind was on our nose the last h..
Having spent a great couple of days at Santa Rosa Yacht Club with the Batton Family we decided it was time to keep heading East along the coast of Florida. We anchored right inside the ICW channel near the Navy base which would make getting out into the Gulf easy the next morning. The Blue Ang..
After riding out the residual impacts of Hurricane Patricia at Redfish Point we were thrilled to discover Little Sabine Bay. What a jewel! But we only ended up here because the tide was still up from the wind and currents that we were encouraged to stay on this side of the bridge that’s just past ..
Well…we did it! We sailed off into Friday’s beautiful morning sunlight leaving Turner Marina for the very last time, headed South down through the murky waters of Mobile Bay. With about a dozen friends pushing us off the dock that last time, I have to admit, it was an emotional bon voyage. Never..
Google says provisioning means to supply with food, drink, or equipment, especially for a journey. It does not tell you how hard it is! I’ve been to 4 grocery stores and 2 different Dollar Stores in two days by ..