Category: maintenance

Sarasota to Gasparilla

Wednesday was Regis’ birthday and he was hoping for a smooth motoring day. We left the mooring ball at sunrise and by the time we got into the main channel for the intracoastal waterway (ICW), Regis said we had to turn around. That quickly… Continue Reading “Sarasota to Gasparilla”

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”

Fog

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”

Days of rest.

I have been taking it easy for the last 4-5 days. I have not started anything that might balloon into the a major task. What I have been doing is cleaning up, yet again, and finding homes for things that have been laying around… Continue Reading “Days of rest.”

Cooling System Fix

Wednesday Sept 28: After getting back from my unscheduled trip (see Ian and illness and solo and running away), I spent the rest of the day rinsing off all the salt spray on the outside of the boat and tidying up. Sitting up on… Continue Reading “Cooling System Fix”

Solo and Running Away…

Monday Sept. 26: After a three days of hurried prep work and fighting an infection (see post here) I was under way to leave the marina and find shelter from hurricane Ian. This was not how I imagined my first cruise would be, running… Continue Reading “Solo and Running Away…”

IAN… and illness

Buckle up, this turned into a long post. It’s been a rough week or so. On Monday and Tuesday (Sept 19 & 20) the temperatures were getting into the 90’s again. With the heat and boat work I was feeling sluggish so when Wednesday… Continue Reading “IAN… and illness”

Boat update

Wow! I have made a lot of progress over the last 4-5 days. I have gotten into a routine that seems to work. I get to the boat about 6 am, work till about 9 am, run out and pick up supplies, screws, nuts… Continue Reading “Boat update”

Boat Has a Visitor

Over the Labor Day weekend my youngest brother Mark came down for a visit. I was planning on visiting him before I left the area, but he made the drive, and it was great to see him. However, I had to tidy up to… Continue Reading “Boat Has a Visitor”