Wednesday, February 22, 2017


The sun can leave a lingering glimmer among the clouds here, but one must get the moment exact. Here one moment and can be gone the next. Last night was a good one. We have rain and winds today. This is an indoor day (or in my case, I walked the mall today). Paul replaced the zincs in the engine room.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


I paddleboard most mornings. I go into the canal here at Mariner Cay marina (a community of houses/condos here). It was so calm I took some cool pics. These are some of the sights I see while paddleboarding. I cannot take a picture of the elusive manatee. He hears me coming and goes under the brackish waters.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


We left Stuart, FL two weeks ago for a mini holiday away from the dock. We love our marina but always good to take boat away and test all systems. We test the generator, batteries over night, even the seals on the ports in wavy water! Yes, we need our davit fixed but we had a great time in Ft. Lauderdale and Key Biscayne. We even found new places to anchor.

Key Biscayne, in Hurricane Harbor looking out

Baby starfish under a rock I picked up, put back safely

Not sure how a plane is on a Tow Boat U.S. I hope it is a floating plane?
Cargo ships in Ft. Lauderdale does not mean just food and computers from China!
Mega yachts or just plain small ones arrived by boat. 

They are carefully placed in the water here. Off to a marina and showroom to sell
or even better if they are already sold and owner is waiting!

Many people involved in getting these boats down. None want an insurance claim. 
Paul asked me to take some pictures of the boat in the reflections of the houses we are passing along the ICW. Many homes have great glass windows facing our way.
Notice our Canadian Flag? So kewl!

We will be back at our marina tomorrow. We can't swim there so we swam today near Hobe Sound/Jupiter. We shall get our davit fixed and enjoy the sun here in Florida. Our family has snow and or rain which is not fun!

Monday, February 6, 2017



Our davit lift for the dinghy wasn't working as we weren't able to bring up our inflatable to the flybridge. This kind of breakdown is a hassle because we would have to tow our little boat behind us and not good trying to dock or if wavy out there. We went to Bill Baggs Park in Key Biscayne, can dock there for $8 for the day. Then a service repair guy visited the park to work on our davit for a few hours. Look what under the cover looked like?? See the power of salt! The after picture looks real good and did cost quite a bit of money (remember B.O.A.T. stands for bring out another thousand). Needless to say it is still not 100% working right.

No reliable internet so can only post this. Will try later again.