Depart Key West – heading south and west

After a calm night on the Garrison Bight Mooring Field, we cast off and motor around Fleming Island. Late yesterday, Oz took the dinghy and bicycle to fetch a required part from West Marine: a double block for the mainsail sheets. One day late. And milk and beer. Weather looks calm, maybe too calm –Continue reading “Depart Key West – heading south and west”

A different kind of Purim

We celebrated Erev Purim on the deck at the Garrison Bight Morning Field. The lights of neighboring mooring boats added festivity to our humble meal and small company. We had no hamantaschen but plenty of beer and wine and audience that listened to the story of Purim for the first time. Thursday welcomed us withContinue reading “A different kind of Purim”

Did we ever say there’s no schedule on a sailboat?

It’s now about a month since we purchased our Leopard47 Catamaran. Since then we encountered numerous technical challenges that come with buying a 20 year old boat, beautiful as she is. We are anchored in Coconut Grove in South Miami just outside of Dinner Key Marina. Marinas, we found out, are all full at thisContinue reading “Did we ever say there’s no schedule on a sailboat?”