Wednesday, January 31, 2024

January 2024

We left Marco Island and sailed overnight to Marathon, Florida. The plan was to only stay a few days, go off to other islands in the are and be back by February 7th for family visitors.
But, that didn't happen. We ended up staying the entire month of January mostly due to not getting good enough weather windows.

The weather in Florida has been quite odd this year. It's been cold...Brrrrr...and we've had quite a lot of rain.

The day after we arrived in Marathon Jimi dyed my hair pink. First we had to bleach it and then we used the dye. It didn't turn out the vibrant pastel pink that I wanted but it does have a pink hue to it.
















We ate supper on s/v Jammin, Patrick and Bonnie's boat. This is their companion, Edda James.

 

Sunday, December 31, 2023

December 2023

 We spent December in Peace River between Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. These old stomping grounds bring back so many memories of the days we were just starting out. 

The weather turned cold, the harbor was choppy, rough and unpleasant and it began raining alot. 

It was not as pleasant as we would have liked. 

Rather then buying each other Christmas presents, we decided to get tattoos.

And after that we sailed off the Marco Island.



























Thursday, November 30, 2023

Florida

Jimi got to the boat yard about a week before I did. He immediatly started finding problems with Sanibel and had to be moved in to the work yard. I flew in directly from Alaska the beginning of November.
We stayed int he work yard a additional week or so to get her all fixed up.




And we're off; going through the first lock.




We received sad new that my dear friend Jabet has passed away. She was one of a kind and will be missed.



Under sail.