Monday, December 23, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Our cruising season has started. We left Green's Harbour, NL, on October 16th with our new to us 450 pound engine loaded into a 4 x 8 U-Haul. The trip across the island and the ferry crossing to North Sydney, NS was uneventful. We stayed with Ed and Marlene Giffin in Shubenacadie, NS for a wonderful visit, continuing on the next day to St. Andrews, NB where we stayed with Doug And Pat Brown. Doug and Vic worked on the trailer lights while Pat and I had a lovely visit. The next morning Doug and Pat came across the border with us, they went across with the cars. We crossed with the trucks. We had our homework done and were quite knowledgeable on what we were doing. Unfortunately the one Custom's Officer was not, but after about five other officers and then finally a Supervisor we were cleared. After finally clearing customs we had breakfast with Doug and PatAnd headed headed South, stopped at a hotel in the Boston area. The next day we had rain all day. The rain was heavy and continuous the traffic at a snail's pace, to say the least we did not do good time, but we did it safely. We stayed in Fredericksburg for a night. The next day we left early, destination Georgia. Had a wonderful drive and glad the rain and traffic was cleared up. Arrived at Sandi and Steve's exhausted but happy. Enjoyed a wonder supper and visit went to bed. The next day we visited, went out to lunch and did some sight seeing. Monday morning came and we headed for our final destination Whisper at the boatyard. It was very strange and sad for us this year as our special friends Ada and Oliver have moved to Ohio,we had been staying with them while preparing Whisper since we started sailing. We miss them both very much.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Marilyn has a new toy. What a relief since we got the new outboard moter, She can now handle going ashore by herself, this takes a lot of pressure off me.
Passing through Fort Lauderdale is breath taking. It is advertised as the yacht capital of the world. The mega yacht would blow ones mind. Of course the cruise ships industry is very vibrant.
Thanksgiving is as important here as Christmas is at home. There are two places to be for that celebration. We met at Vero Beach. You can see the number of boats who showed up for the occasion.
Three o’clock in the morning we heard this strange noise outside the boat. Not knowing what to expect we found this bird using our dingy as a diving board for fishing.
Who knew how a wasp found me but he sure did. Nurse Marilyn put a poltus on for the night
When it comes to the rules of the road each skipper must be very aware of which vessel has the right of way. Being in our fifth year Marilyn and I have learned to flick the books overboard and wisely give the larger vessel the right of way.
Here we are ready for another six months of adventures.
There is a saying “friends are better than money” this proves true here. As we were at wits end trying to get “WHISPER” finished and in the water two old friends showed up with lunch and put the finishing touches on the hull. They put the boats name and number where they belonged and did a great job. Our good friends George Hebb and Catherine Utter form “Mya 1”