Murder, Decapitation………..and Deliciousness

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC DETAILS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOU IF YOUR BEST FRIEND HAS EVER CALLED YOU A NANCY. These days I find myself becoming mostly a pescatarian. Not for any great reason except that fish is so readily available. I’ve never given a ton of thought over the process ofContinue reading “Murder, Decapitation………..and Deliciousness”

Daily Life

Margaritas and sunsets. Tanning, eating, drinking, napping. Life on a boat. Hahahahahhaha OK, sometimes it is. And it’s freakin’ AWESOME!!!! We have worked really hard to get here and right now, it’s all too perfect. It’s a sunny 82 degrees with a light breeze blowing through the cockpit. It’s 10:00 a.m. and we have someContinue reading “Daily Life”

Our Time in Marathon

Here we are and guess who we got to meet up with again! Yep our favorite seagoing captain, Captain Karl!!! We met Karl a few weeks back in Venice while he was on a delivery. He had mentioned that he would be in the Marathon area about the same time as we would be, andContinue reading “Our Time in Marathon”

Captain My Captain

St. Maartin. A place that is very near and dear to our hearts due to finding Marionette’s Revenge.  It’s a beautiful island split in two by both the Netherlaands and France. An island of approximately 45,000 people in just 16 square miles. Quite small, and yet the number of times we have already crossed pathsContinue reading “Captain My Captain”

New Crew for the Big Blue

When I was a young lad of…43,…and once again took up sailing I had no idea of the value of good crew. As I wanted to get as much experience as possible and found myself volunteering for day trips, weekend races, regattas of any sort, and deliveries up and down the east coast. To me,Continue reading “New Crew for the Big Blue”

The One Where a Goal Becomes a Plan

When hubs and I made the initial plan about moving to Florida and the type of boat we wanted by that time, we started with a date. My stepson was about 12 years old and split his time between us and his mother and was slated to graduate May of 2020.  We knew we didn’tContinue reading “The One Where a Goal Becomes a Plan”

Out With the Gold, In With the Blue!

I was pleasantly surprised with the overall interior condition of Marionette. She needed a good scrub down (or 5), but the wood was in great shape – especially since she had been just sitting for 4 years. But let’s just say that the previous owners (or whoever was the last decorator was) and hubs andContinue reading “Out With the Gold, In With the Blue!”

The Year It Took Over Our Lives, Part 2

Holy shit, we just bought a CSY 44 in St. Maarten. Are we nuts? Or brave? Maybe both? When the paperwork was signed and the funds were transferred – this was the reality that hit. We connected with some resources that the marina and the broker provided. We signed a new contract with the boatContinue reading “The Year It Took Over Our Lives, Part 2”

The Year It Took Over Our Lives, Part 1

It sounds dreamy, right? Buying a boat in the Caribbean and outfitting and updating it to prepare for her departure voyage back to the US. Well, yes, but it’s also A LOT. When we first saw pictures of Marionette, we fell for her. So much so that husband took a trip down to St. MaartenContinue reading “The Year It Took Over Our Lives, Part 1”