Saturday, August 16, 2014

Miami Beach Marina

Yesterday's long run from Marathon Marina was capped off by an unnerving and humbling attempt to back Istaboa into the strong tidal currents at Miami Beach Marina. After that aborted attempt, we took a t-head that was meant for another boat.
Marina management was on the radio actively objecting to our decision, but sometimes it best to ask for forgiveness and permission be damned. This was one of those times.
Then a nasty thunderstorm cranked up and marina management finally decided to relent and turn off the radio. We rode out that storm on the t-head. An hour or so later the thunderstorms finally eased up and the tide went slack. We calmly moved to our assigned slip. You gotta love doing this stuff.
Performance Art?


Adios,

Istaboa


Saturday, August 9, 2014

View From Mile Zero 2

Man! — Hot as blazes down here. We're enjoying our time in Key West, but we do look forward to the sunset and the cooler temps that follow.
The Florida sunshine is wicked this time of year.

Cheers,


Thursday, August 7, 2014

View From Mile Zero

Yep, Conch Harbor Marina's onSpot wifi hotspot is fast enough to stream live video.

So grab a Margarita, sit back, and watch the sunset in Key West — From the comfort of your own home.  ~Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt~

World Class Sunset

Enjoy








Wednesday, August 6, 2014

it's been a long time —

— since our last stay in Key West.

Today was the first day of Lobster Season. Pots everywhere, looks like Maine, I imagine. We dodged pots from Marathon to Key West.

 Conch Harbor Marina is home for now.

We've got work to do right now, but I bet we find time for fun in a day or so. 
Waitin' for a Sunset. I'll post pics.

Cheers,

Istaboa

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July


This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Meanwhile Back In The Bluff City



The old brewery is just next to our little loft in Memphis. We enjoy looking out our side windows and seeing it in all iit's funkyness.
Hope it stays there.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Things That Go Bump

Unsettled weather has determined our near future cruising plans for us. 15/20 knot winds from the NW? Wind over waves in the northern direction of the Gulf Stream can be worrisome. We'll enjoy our time at Old Port Cove Marina for now.

During the night SeaTow towed in a big boat. Looks like he may have been disabled by lightning. If you watch the clip, you'll notice he has no running lights or cabin lights. Bad sign and the sky's been putting on quite a light show out east over the ocean.


Sunday, June 29, 2014