Tuesday, February 27, 2018


In November a freak storm damaged our fly bridge top ..... so a decision had to be made, replace just the top or replace the top and get 3 sides done! We decided to get all 3 sides done with glass and extend over the hatch opening from the fly bridge down to pilot house. We are super happy. It is another usable room up there. We always had to see what the winds were like if we sit up there. A whole new experience!

Even Paul can drive up there if raining! Much more comfortable.

Can't wait to enjoy this new "room" in the Exuma, Bahamas!

Monday, February 26, 2018


The Ocean  ALL you Need to Know!!
Children Writing About the Ocean!.

1) - This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)

2) - Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)

3) - If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't
Have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7) 

4) - Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily
Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)

5) - A dolphin breath
es through an asshole on the top of its head.
(Billy, age 8)

6) - My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and
Pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)

7) - When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the Ocean.
Sometimes when the wind didn't blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come.
My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)

8) - Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails,
but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)

9) - I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6)

10) - Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)

11) - When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my Willy small. (Kevin, age 6)

12) - Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Divers can't go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky, age 8)

13) - On vacation my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water fired right up her big fat ass. (Julie, age 7)

14) - The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know. (Bobby, age 6)

15) - My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean.
What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom.
(James, age 7)

Monday, February 19, 2018


We did not go to the Exumas, Bahamas last year so I have zero notes to refer to, however a good boater I am! I saved all previous notes. The inside of these couches are empty (ish) right now but in the next 2 to 3 weeks, they will be logged and jammed pack! Let my Walmart adventure begin!!

I have these two couches that you see, plus another one and under our master stateroom bed. Plus I fill up one shower stall.

Under the helm station in the pilothouse is usually a great big green garbage bag full of chips and munchies. 

One week before we leave I will finalize the provisioning by filling up the 2 freezers and the 2 fridges right to the maximum! The below picture demonstrates my great organizational skills. All these notes are great reference points. I totally understand them all and will base our 8 - 10 weeks of 
provisions needed on these notes.

The ladder leading down to our swim platform. The last step is suppose to be under water most of the time, hence all the barnacles clinging desperately to that step. The tides have been very low later in the day and a nuisance getting on and off the boat. (Flip Flops not the greatest, especially when one falls in this brackish water)