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.

What to Do In Key West

Awake to another glorious day in Key West ... roosters in residence!

Life is good waiting for weather in Key West! I can remember when I used to dream of being in Key West with our sailboat, now we’re here & I’m dreaming of leaving… but in the meantime! Enjoy the moment!

Does Cruising Last Forever?

Dolphins in our bow wake.

Lots of people dream of sailing into the sunset. But what happens after you’ve sailed away? It lasts forever, right?

The Boat Still SAILS! Changing Our Neighborhood

Good Morning Mr Sunshine!

One of the advantages of my sailboat is it SAILS! Underway after a couple weeks regrouping…

I Live on a BOAT! :)

Nice afternoon on Sombrero Beach

I am SO lucky! I live on a BOAT! Lots of boat projects, but today we had time off for good behavior!

Gotta Be Flexible: Photo of the Day

East Martello Tower's Resident Detective keeps watch over the mid-level

So what do we do when dueling weather forecasts cause us to postpone plans to sail out to the reef for a few days?  Be flexible!  Unfortunately the anchorages at Boca Grande Keys and the Marquesas Keys are open roadsteads – wonderful places to explore and snorkel, but not comfortable in any wind but east […]

Dancing With The Stars … Cruiser Style


The Marquesas Atoll in the Keys is more than an ideal star gazing location … much more! From abandoned Cuban refugee boats … and refugees washing ashore … to dinghy snorkeling … to being strafed by the US Navy F-16 fighter jets….