Jul 282015
 
A Can Of Worms...

I’ve been posting about the imminent invasion of a certain major retailer to these fair islands over the last few months.  Last week they sent some emissaries from the mother ship to visit bringing chocolate chip cookies and shiny objects for the Chamber of Commerce to play with whilst they plotted their eventual take over […]

Jul 212015
 

Yesterday whilst sifting through the hundreds of spam emails I get every day now, and special thanks to the son of bitches who felt it necessary to put me on said email lists…We will meet someday…I happened across a comment from Martha, down in the Caribbean.  Normally if I get a good comment I might […]

Jul 052015
 

If you drive down through the Florida Keys chances are anytime you pass water, which would be that long flat wet stuff on either side of the land part, you will see old or abandoned boats floating or half sunk.  They are everywhere down here and it is a problem.  These boats are all well past […]

May 162015
 

I’m sitting around playing on the computatater as I usually do these days, fiddling about here and there, when I suddenly noticed something.  Somewhere in mid fiddle, I found myself looking at boat ads…for like an hour.  Nothing special, just perusing what’s for sale here and there about the state.  There are a few nice 22′ […]

May 062015
 

Remember when he who shall not be named came in and bought up the marina where I was living, and wanted to kick out all the liveaboards?  You better because that was the main subject of this blog for nearly a year.  Remember when I mentioned that he and other rich bastards wanted to own all […]

May 012015
 

It’s alway interesting, and sometimes a bit scary to actually meet and talk to the people who read or follow your adventures.  On the other hand, I have managed to score the occasional free lunch so it works out for the best.  In this case, I met up with Chris back in 2013.  He was […]

Mar 222015
 

For the moment, I’ll be closing down this chapter of my life.  Not having a boat means I’m just another land lubber with a Captain’s license and nothing but war stories to share.  I do miss the boat to a certain extent, there was just something special about owning and living on a sailboat which you […]

A Failure To Communicate…

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Mar 062015
 

When I first started this post I was intent on pointing names and naming fingers.  I even considered publishing email and phone numbers, just to fuck with those who have chosen to fuck with me.  Instead, I will rant here for a bit.  I doubt any of the “people” I describe here will ever read […]

Feb 252015
 

I have the boat up for sale, again.  But this time for sure.  I’ve bounced back and forth over this decision for a long time now and I’ve decided it’s time to give up living on the water, and move onto the next adventure.  Provided of course the damn thing sells. I preach a lot […]

Feb 152015
 
A Rough Week...

Firstly, let me say that I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and messages that I have received over the last few days.  From comments here, to Tammy’s touching post on the peanut, to some of my followers on Twitter, it’s really helped me get through all this.  Obviously, the loss of a pet […]

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 […]