Sunday, January 4, 2015

Same shot

Different season —
It's damn cold in Memphis; we'll be seeking warmth soon.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas In Memphis

We traded this —

On Sunday we took the Albury out for an afternoon ride and saw Santa aboard a dive boat heading toward the inlet.

For this —


At 4:00 AM Monday we started the 1000 mile trek back to Memphis for the holidays. 
Now, we're back in River City.

The lobby of the Peabody Hotel is always a sight to behold, but at Christmas it's truly a beautiful display of Christmas in Memphis.
Still... we'd rather be back in sunny Jupiter watching Santa float by on his boat.
But, I'm sure we'll make the most out of our stay and enjoy catching up with old friends.
A Bloody Mary from the lobby bar at the Peabody is a great start.

Cheers and Merry Christmas.

Istaboa



Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's a re-run

But the end of year is a good time to reflect and it's always fun going back through these pictures. Most are mine, but some are excellent photos that were taken by others.
Lots of memories.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

All these places have their moments •



Thursday, December 4, 2014

All That We Have Is Now

from Doonesbury's page

A song by one of my contemporaries from Memphis. Some of you may remember, 'The Brand New Tennessee Waltz'.  In the day, Jesse left Memphis, choosing Canada over Vietnam.
Jesse Winchester passed away this year.

Baby, all that we have is now — that's it.





Speaking of now... our intrepid friends aboard Tivoli are offshore and about to round the southern tip of Sanabel Island. It appears they're heading up the Caloosahatchee River to Ft Myers.

Tivoli seems to enjoy a good night's cruise.



Adios,

Istaboa

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jupiter Daze

Yes, we have little to report other than reporting we have little to report.


Though, while walking the beach this AM with the boyz, I did snap off a nice pic with my phone. Folks were surf fishing and landing quite a few Bluefish.
I once enjoyed surf fishing. Being this close to the beach, I may have to take it up again.

Spearfish is coming along very slowly. Due to the holidays, all the projects we thought we'd slam dunk are on hold. We have little in the way of furniture so we're scurrying around trying to fill the empty voids, called rooms, in our new home. Luckily, it's a small house and in the meantime we've still got it's staging furniture to live on. 

We took the Albury out today. It was a pretty fall day and we enjoyed motoring around our new hometown. We eased out by the inlet only to find huge breakers blocking the cut so we eased back. 
We love fall in S. Florida. Unlike the Tennessee River, there's not many colors, mostly greens and blues, but the north breeze keeps the temps mild and the humidity low while the sun warms the face.


In other good news. As I'm writing this, we have old friends from our Pickwick sailing days who are crossing the Gulf of Mexico in their 50 Nordhavn. Clayton, like me, enjoys his gadgets; he and I have been communicating via his Iridium Go satellite hotspot as they're 70 miles offshore, plowing the lumpy waters of the Gulf. He's reporting a good night.

Crew Tivoli has just retired after many years of noble service and they've been making that long and winding run down the Tenn-Tom Waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. Now they're on their way over here to the east coast, then — who knows. Their next chapter just started.


Clayton and Deanna are composing a travel blog; it's fun keeping up with them. http://www.mvtivoli.org/ 
If you want to follow Tivoli's tracks —  https://share.delorme.com/Tivoli




So that's it. Someday soon we'll do something worth writing about, but till then — check out Tivoli ~ nice read.

Adios,

Istaboa