Month: November 2022

Krakens (Collies) First Snow

By Jason Burek Seattle was forecast to receive our first snow fall of the season and since the collies are too young to have seen snow, I was excited to see how they responded. When I woke up in the morning, I pulled the curtains… Continue Reading “Krakens (Collies) First Snow”

Stuck, Take Two

As we started one of our earliest and easiest departures, we were feeling good about the day. It was a clear day, the sun was going to shine, and we could wear shorts from the start. The trip down the waterway was great, barely… Continue Reading “Stuck, Take Two”

St. Petersburg Beach to Sarasota

We woke up before light while anchored near St. Petersburg Beach and got an early start to the day. By the time the first rays of light were on the horizon, we were lifting the anchor. As soon as it was up, Regis took… Continue Reading “St. Petersburg Beach to Sarasota”


In our last post, we arrived in Tarpon Springs. I wanted good food and there were two options for marinas with restaurants. One was full and the other one would let us tie to the end of the dock and still get electricity. We… Continue Reading “Stuck”

Joy. Terror. Boredom.

In our last post, we said we were headed to Carrabelle. As we neared Carrabelle, many dolphins came to the boat, swam at the bow, then left. We felt like we were getting a dolphin escort into Carrabelle. The last dolphin left us off… Continue Reading “Joy. Terror. Boredom.”


Wednesday, we walked to a restaurant for dinner and got fresh seafood. Delicious. We set the alarm Thursday for before sunrise hoping to leave as soon as the first rays of light hit the horizon. Instead, we were socked in with fog. Regis was… Continue Reading “Fog”

Fix and Clean

With a day off at the marina and West Marine an Uber ride away, we spent the day fixing and cleaning. Regis fixes. I clean. We walked around in the morning trying to find the Barred Owls today with no success. We have a… Continue Reading “Fix and Clean”


We have had several interesting wildlife experiences since the last post. After publishing our last post while at anchor on the east side of Choctawhatchee Bay, the sun started to set and thousands of tree swallows showed up. I have a video below. The… Continue Reading “Wildlife”

Choctawhatchee Bay

After anchoring yesterday, Regis noticed the heaters were not working well and suggested I pull out the comforter I recently purchased that he did not think we needed. Late in the evening, he realized the water hoses were clogged for each heater. He fixed… Continue Reading “Choctawhatchee Bay”

Dolphins at the Bow

We began our journey from Pensacola to St. Augustine around 8:15 this morning and dolphins joined us at the bow within 45 minutes. I was ecstatic. I told Regis that even though I was here to help him out, I was really here for… Continue Reading “Dolphins at the Bow”