Venice

Monday morning we left Sarasota it was sunny and we had a slight wind.  Amy is feeling better this morning.  I told her to stay up top as not to get sick again.  She decided to help her dad “Captain Kent” navigated for a while. We have a short day traveling only 18 miles to…

Sarasota with kids

Saturday morning at Clear water, Florida it was so nice to wake up to a beautiful sunrise and having Amy, Chad, and Camber on the boat. The kids will be traveling with us for four days, how wonderful this will be to share our adventure with them.  The weather was warm and sunny as we…

Clearwater

Curt and Julie invited us to have breakfast with them at Toula Cafe before we left Tarpon Springs.  We had a mile walk to get to the cafe.  What a great way to start the day off with a nice walk and great friends.  We had to say goodbye to Myron & Linda on the…

Tarpon Springs

We are now in Tarpon Springs, Florida at Turtle Cove Marina.  Tarpon Springs first settlers came in the 1880s and was incorporated as a city in 1887.  The oldest city in Pinellas County.  Tarpon springs became a winter resort in the early 1900s with visitors drawn to the “healing waters” of the Spring Bayou.  The…

Crossing the Gulf

Carrabell is a small fishing village located East of Apalachicola on the Gulf of Mexico.  At one time ships were the only way to bring supplies to the island.  These marinas are considered the gateway to the gulf.  Boaters that stop call it the best jumping off spot in the panhandle before crossing the gulf….

Before The Gulf Crossing

We planned on stopping in Pensacola, Florida with the boat, but due to the rain and wind we are staying here at the Wharf until Thursday.  We wanted to see the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola so we rented a car.  Julie and Curt from “CJ” came with us on Wednesday we had a…

The Wharf Marina

We left Eastshore Marina Monday morning at 8:30 and traveling with Curt & Julie “CJ”, they are almost done with the loop.   We had slight winds, and two foot waves when we left and and a slight mist coming in the boat.  We didn’t think anything of it we were not getting wet.  What we…

Mobile Bay

We are three miles from Mobile Bay, and we can see Mobile’s skyline unfold in the distance.  What a sight to see so exciting and yet scary for both Kent and I.  Our adventure has now really begun YA!  We will not be in our comfort zoon (the river) anymore.  This is the Cochran bridge…

Black Warrior-Tombigbee

We left Demopolis, Alabama Wednesday morning at 6:30 along with 14 other boats.  This was our beautiful sunrise as we waited for the lock.  If I have to get up this early I am sure glad I have something this beautiful to look at. We all locked through at the same time.  They had eight…