Never Set Sail On a Friday

Current Temperature : 82° Current location : Columbia, SC Current time : 10:30 am Approximately 420 miles from home. There is a belief in the sailing world that one should never set sail on a Friday.   “”That won’t apply to us. ” we said to ourselves.   We believed that since we were camping that the… Continue reading Never Set Sail On a Friday

Change is in the Air

Some changes are in the making. First, Jim is going to sell Hot Dot. However, never fear, sailing is still in our future. (I’m so relieved, I do truly love it.) He has suggested we buy a smaller sailboat, one we can take out more frequently. His thoughts are we could go day sailing at… Continue reading Change is in the Air

Marco Island

After the long trip across the gulf we really enjoyed marco Island and the residents. I have mever been to such a happy and welcoming community in my life. The afternoon after we arrived I needed to eat, alot. As things would have it, the dinghy motor would not start. No sooner than 10 pulls… Continue reading Marco Island

Marquesas to Dry Tortugas

The Marquesas Keys are very remote and primitive. The waters are shallow with a shifting sand bottom. Being to science guy that I am, I did some research on the Marquesas and found that they form the only “Atoll” in the caribbean. During the Prozoic (?) Era, they formed a beach resort for the creepy… Continue reading Marquesas to Dry Tortugas

The Marquesas Keys

After leaving Key West we headed to the Marquesas Keys.  This gem of an island is worth the day trip.  It was a little unnerving at first due to getting around the shallows (also known as the quicksands).  We came upon the west side which was absolutely beautiful, however it was so shallow that anchorage… Continue reading The Marquesas Keys