EVEN NOW; WITH A THOUSAND LITTLE VOYAGES UNDER MY BELT.
I STILL FEEL A MEMORIAL CHILL ON CASTING OFF.
-E.B. White

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Alive and Well - "Chillin on Bald Eagle Lake"


"How did it get so late so soon?
Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?"
Dr. Seuss

Sorry for the lapse in postings - updates to follow.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Chillin in the Bahamas" or "April Fools Day"

We left Marco Island on the 17th of March for our run up on the outside to an anchorage at Ft. Myer's beach.  A quick run on the Okeechobee waterway on Wednesday the 18th to River Forest facility in Moore Haven.  River Forest had been storing our diesel fuel for us and had just recently purchased a fuel polishing system to clean the fuel before putting it back into our newly repaired fuel tanks.

  Matt reloading the fuel onto Broulee - amazing - 370 gallons, cleaned and back on board within a half hour.

We had the facility to ourselves for a day and then on Friday a 66ft. Ocean Alexander named Big Woof showed up and on Sunday our friends on Sofkin II (Krogen 39 ft) arrived.  Fun to have happy hour with both boats.

Meet Izzy's new friends (Old English Sheepdogs) Arthur and Muffin (hence the boat name Big Woof).  She would visit them if they were on their boat, but if they were out in the yard - she wouldn't even get out of the boat.  They were nothing but loves, but a little overwhelming for Izzy.

We also got a chance to visit old friends at Legacy Harbour Marina.  Great happy hour and potluck dinner - we always feel welcomed there.

So - it's off to the Bahamas
 mmmmmm - doesn't that look nice!


APRIL FOOLS!!!


Change in plans - this is boating remember.  After chatting with several weather guru's - one of which is our good friend Marv Market - predictions for weather in the Abacos for the month of April were wind, wind, wind and more wind.  We had hoped April would be calmer - but not to be! We did not want to spend anytime in a marina, but just motor and anchor out so the plan was scrapped.  Maybe next year?  Minnesota was having an early spring so looks like we are heading for the barn.

 All packed and ready to head home.