The Last Anchorage … DeSoto Pointe, Florida’s West Coast

Sailing Winterlude on Tampa Bay

Bittersweet … our final anchorage aboard s/v Winterlude. After 15 years and countless countries and anchorages, it doesn’t seem possible that it’s over (for now). I miss my boat.

Fun Anchored at Longboat Key, Florida

Anna Maria Pier

Which of our favorite Florida West Coast Anchorages has wild peacocks, multiple scenic beaches and a dockside happy hour?

Nine Bridges, 7 Hours: Florida West Coast ICW


Headed up Florida’s West Coast ICW? Bridge opening information and details. WE MADE IT!

Florida Keys to Florida West Coast

First of many gorgeous sunsets anchored in Pelican Bay

Two of our very favorite Florida West Coast anchorages after a quick overnight sail from the Florida Keys. Pirouetting dolphins, soaring eagle rays and plodding sea turtles accompanied our journey.

Viva Cuba! In Photos

Viva Cuba Photos

Enjoy a few of our Viva Cuba photos with lively salsa, music & dance, and vibrant culture. A land of contradictions bearing warm friendly smiles, colorful street scenes and endless personalities.

Understanding Cuba: “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba”


Looking for one book that will enlighten, entertain and educate you on historical perspective for your upcoming trip to Cuba?

Not My Dad’s ’55 Ford Fairlane!

My Dad's 1955 Ford Fairlane.

I found my Dad’s 1955 Ford Fairlane in Cuba… except he says it’s not the actual one … but I say, it likely could be!

Cuba: What To Expect

One of blocks and blocks of mosiac art in Jaimantas - do not miss this short walk!

Expect change, be flexible! Nothing stays the same. Even day to day.

Returning From Cuba: Checking In On A Boat


Our experience returning from Cuba to the US. Easy, but frustrating all at the same time.

Transportation: Getting Around Cuba Without Breaking the Bank

One of our Taxi Collectivo/Maquina's

So many options for transportation. There are inexpensive alternatives to overpriced private taxis that are lots of fun if you know how!