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

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

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

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?

Cuba: What To Expect

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

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

How Do I Get to a Bank?

How to find a bank near Marina Hemingway. The fastest and easiest for us was Jaimanitas. Here’s how to get there.