With our arrival to Jacksonville, we consider this 2018 Great Loop cruising season to be a wrap. When we set off from Miami in April, we had intentions of making it to the Chesapeake by summer to escape hurricane season. But fatigue from the months prior building up … [Read more...] about Wrap Up: Great Loop 2018 Cruising Season – Florida’s ICW
Cruising / Boating (March 2017 - present)
We could have easily stayed in St. Augustine on our mooring ball a few more days.. perhaps even weeks. But we had an exciting rendezvous planned up in Jacksonville with dear friends. So.. we untied from the ball and continued our northward cruise. First, our video … [Read more...] about Rendezvous in Jacksonville – Tides & Currents and a Rescue!
Hi guys.. it's been a while since I've written a blog post. But I wanted to introduce you to my new best friend - I call him 'Robot'. I like food. I like it a lot. When we got our bus back in 2011, my people bought me an automatic food dispenser called the … [Read more...] about Feeding a Cat on the Road (Robotic Wi-Fi Controlled Food Dispenser!)
When you announce you're shopping for a boat, I can almost promise you that within 5 seconds you'll hear at least one of these comments: You do know what BOAT means, right? Break Out Another Thousand The two happiest days for a boat owner is the day they buy their … [Read more...] about This Wasn’t in the Cruising Brochure! Realities of Boat Ownership
There was no doubt that we'd be stopping in St. Augustine on our way north - it's been a stop we've looked forward to for quite a while. So after a nicely balanced visit to Marineland, we were ready cruise northward up the ICW. But first, the video version: The … [Read more...] about Having a BALL in St. Augustine, Florida
One year ago this morning, we were sitting in our bus parked in Alabama watching Hurricane Irma make landfall in the Florida Keys. We had just tied up our boat in Marathon, picked up our bus in Melbourne (also in the potential storm track) and evacuated. (Recap: Marathon … [Read more...] about Hurricane Irma – 1 Year Later: Hurricane Tracking Tips