Oct 162016
 
The First Thing You're Gonna Say Is...

I’ve dreamt of doing a lot of things over the course of my life.  Visiting faraway lands, having adventures, doing exciting things, and generally living a real life. And surprisingly, I’ve managed to actually make more than a few dreams come true. I moved to Florida, learned to scuba dive, rode a Harley across the […]

Feb 162016
 

5 years.  I cannot believe it.  The Fritter is 5 years old today.  When I started this thing I had no idea where I was going with it, but here we are, still going strong.  Still growing.  Still snarky as ever. Of all the things I’ve done, of all the adventures, all the trials and […]

I Warned Them In The Beginning…

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Jan 012016
 

But did they listen.  No, they did not.  And now, they are getting exactly what I said would happen to them.  Let’s go back and start from the beginning, shall we?  Grab some popcorn and read on. In 2013 I was living at Oceanside Marina on the south east side of Stock Island.  I had purchased […]

Yup. They Did It Again…

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Dec 132015
 

Last year about this time, when I was living in Sunset Marina on Stock Island, we, the few, the proud, the lowly liveaboards, got a nice holiday gift from said marina.  Namely, a rent increase.  It hurt, the timing sucked, and it left a very bad taste in everyone’s mouth.  I wrote a post about […]

Oct 212015
 

You might remember last year about this time when I was looking forward with dread at turning the ripe old age of 60.  It’s seems every time I turn over a decade, bad things happen.  So, as you can imagine, I was less than enthusiastic about this.  Well, as of yesterday, said year is over […]

Aug 182015
 

Let’s take a break from passed out whores and drunken landlords shall we?  And move on to other things happening here at the end of the world. Yesterday I paid a visit to Kayak Kings for some much needed updates to the websites.  When I got there, namely to Cow Key Marina, the place had been […]

Aug 132015
 

No, I didn’t move out.  Still here, still having to step over passed out whores in the morning to get to the fridge.  Nope, something else is over.  As of today, I am no longer a licensed Captain.  My 5 year reign of terror on the highs seas has come to quiet end.  No more […]

Summer Doldrums…

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Aug 032015
 

It’s been downright boring around here over the past month.  Not a whole lot of anything going on other than the Lobster Season kicking off.  I’ve had no motivation to do much more than try to make rent every week, feed my fat ass, and little else.  But, here are a few tidbits until the […]

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 […]