Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year

Dave Barry's take on the last year.... Click here>>>> Bye Bye 2009

Hope everyone has a healthy and happy 2010.
Stay safe, and have fun. These times are the best times we have for now; so best enjoy them



Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hop on the bus, Gus

Yep... It's time to head back to Memphis for the rest of the holidays; Christmas and such.
Our quick stay here in Stuart was a nice break from the cold weather that awaits us in Memphis.
Still, it'll be good to see folks we haven't seen for a while, catch up on real business, and start a project on Rocky Point.
So today we fly out of Palm Beach for Memphis.

Happy Holidays and all the stuff that goes along with that.



Friday, December 11, 2009

They made it!

Those adventurous Pickwickians we mentioned in an earlier post have finally made it to St Lucia from the Mediterranean. That's a long boat ride. 20 days at sea by my calculations.
Mark and Theresa onboard Happy Jack are enjoying the Carribean we're sure.

St Lucia from atop

Cut from the blog of Lucky Jack
We made it to St. Lucia.  We are in the Marina at Marigot Bay and it is lovely to be on land again.  Already made it to the local restuarant and I am happy not to cook again for at least a month.  We are all pretty tired and are really enjoying the air conditioning at the dock.  All in all good trip, the boat did well and we only started running out of things like sugar, bread and bits at the very end.  Trust me no one starved, but the Captains wife said ocean law says that when you run out of food on a crossing you start by eating the biggest person first...ha ha.  Pictures to follow later today and as the days go on.  It's a little hard to put a month of pics and stories together all at once, so I will save it for a sleepless night.  Love and miss all of you and be back with pics soon. 
Glad they're safe. Now for the next leg of their adventure. Lucky Jack Blog



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Good times with good friends

Lunch at Finz

We just couldn't take the Memphis weather anymore, so we hopped on a plane and headed to Stuart.
Our good friends from Panama City had made plans to attend the open house at the Kadey Krogen headquarters here in Stuart.... So the timing worked out great.
The weather wasn't perfect but we took the Albury over to Manatee Pocket and Finz restaurant. Good food and drinks were enjoyed by all


The next day our boat neighbor and old Abaco buddy invited Mike, Will, and me to go fishing. It was a rough day and we had played a bit hard the night before but we all survived.
Got one Sail on but he won and got away. 


The next day was much nicer so we took the Albury out for a little cruise around the St Lucie river area.


Then we ended their stay with dinner at the new Marina Restaurant. Sailor's Return has turned out to be a beautiful place. The food was very good also.

So the Salty C's crew took off early to head home. Mel, Radar, and I -like always-  really enjoyed their company; we think they had a nice time also. (That was interesting...)



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving in Guatemala

Clyde seems to be anticipating a good Thanksgiving.
Mia was kind enough to send us pics from their feast out on their new Ranchita.
Some of you will remember our posts from a year or so back about Clyde and his dog Kaiser aboard Kaleidoscope; Clyde built his 100' long catamaran himself.

A feast on the Rio Dulce River

Seems like a good time is being had by all.