Jan 272015

As of this writing I still have not heard any updates regarding moving the mooring.  It was the weekend and it has been windy.  But time is running very short.  The marina manager has been quite nice about all this and in fact would prefer I stay.  For the rent of course.  But we do […]

Jan 252015

Yesterday we had one of those wonderful cold fronts come through the Keys.  During the winter it works basically like this.  A cold front comes down from the hinterlands and sweeps across the Gulf of Mexico.  It’s easy to trace on radar because it forms a long line of intense rain and thunderstorms.  Ahead of […]

Jan 242015

CYA means, “Cover Your Ass”.  I’m waiting to hear if and when the mooring will be moved to the new location so I can more better plan on what will happen from there.  But given the nature of what I need and all, I have put the boat back on the market for sale.  Time […]

Jan 232015

Today I gave notice to the marina that I will be departing in some way, shape, or form at the end of the month.  No matter what else happens, I ain’t coming up with another $720 to stay here.  I either get towed out, sail out, or walk out.  For now, it looks like towing […]

Jan 222015
Living Aboard:  Forget This Option...

Yesterday I took a ride over to the harbor to scout out the dinghy dock and the approximate location of the mooring that I am thinking of going out too.  First, this is what the dinghy dock looks like: As you can see, it is full up.  It costs $80 a month to tie up […]

Jan 212015
Living Aboard:  Decision Time...

Well, looks like it’s time for another change.  Like it or not, it would appear that my days here at this marina are about to come to an end.  For one, the rent is now out of reach.  $720 vs $612.50 is beyond what I can afford, not that the latter was any easier, but […]

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Jan 152015
The FWC App...

If you’ve ever been hunting or fishing in Florida, visited a state park, or otherwise been on the water, chances are you’ve met the FWC.  The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is the entity saddled with making sure that the wildlife of Florida is protected and any of the said hunting and fishing is done […]

Jan 122015

I’ve mentioned the free table on here before.  It’s a picnic table near the marina store where if you want to get rid of something but not throw it away because it still has some usefulness, you put it on the free table for somebody else to take and squeeze the last bit of said […]

Jan 092015

Except maybe for the sunsets, which are still free….so far.  The other day I made my way over to the city offices on Flagler and picked up another monthly bus pass.  It’s a helluva deal.  For just $15 if you are old, feeble, and over 60, or a student, and $20 for the rest of […]

Jan 052015

For the rest of us, it’s real life.  Wanna see how developers down here in the Keys play the system?  Wanna see how people’s lives get ruined for no other reason than because they are in the way?  C’mon along and see how it’s done.  And rest assured, if it can happen here, it can […]

Jan 022015
Living On $50 A Day:  The 3 Year Experiment...

Three years ago this month I began a minor little exercise in financial matters.  The goal was quite simple, living on no more than $50 a day.  This included expenditures on everything from laundry to rent to food and everything in between.  I kept a spreadsheet and everyday I would enter in any and all […]

Jan 012015
The Minimalist Budget: 2014...

And here it is in all it’s glory.  A rundown of all my expenses from living minimally in Key West over the past year: December was about average.  I saved a bit with some strategic use of some gift cards and some homemade goodies sent down for the holidays.  Rent of course went up but […]

Jan 012015
The Best Parade Of The Year In Key West Always Happens On New Years Eve...

Yeah, that’s right, the wiener dogs are back with their annual walk down Fleming Street. All the mutts get dressed up and put on a show for the town.  There was a nice turnout this year and lots of people lining the street to watch.  As always, the dachshunds led the way with lots of […]

Dec 312014

It’s the end of a very long, tedious, and stressful year and I for one, am not sorry to see 2014 end.  As always, I look forward to the new year with hope, high expectations, and a total disregard for reality.  No matter, it will be a new year like it or not. For now, […]

Dec 272014

If so, then you have to have these apps.  They are required by law.  No really.  Would I lie to you?  Trust me, I’m a pirate. Anyways, here are all the current Fritter apps, all Florida Keys related. The free ones: Off The Beaten Path Key West – Kayaking, snorkeling, back country tours, and more. […]

Dec 252014
This Is One Weird Ass Holiday...

And I am glad it’s about over with.  But really, this holiday has some of the strangest traditions of any other day of the year.  Some of this stuff borders on insanity.  For example: Many believe that this is the birthdate of some god like person, born to a virgin bride named Mary, who was […]

Dec 232014
All Journeys Must Come To An End...

I got the word yesterday.  Julia over at Journey To Minimalism has asked me to shut down her website.  She is in the middle of doing a lot of things right now before she heads back to the Mediterranean to continue sailing on her catamaran, the Snowflake.  I hate for her to stop blogging on the […]