Optimystique’s Great Loop Has Begun!

Our first 3 days & 80 miles on The Great Loop… fog, dolphins, skinny water, 13 bridges, white pelicans … it’s going to be a great loop! 80 miles down, 5,920+ to go!!!

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?

6 Favorite Things To Do In Boot Key Harbor/Marathon/Florida Keys

I must admit that Marathon and Boot Key Harbor have never been one of our favorite spots while cruising.  Usually it’s because it’s only a stopover on a longer cruise … such as when we waiting three weeks for a weather window to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, or this year when we waited a bit for […]