Friday, April 30, 2010

Very interesting blog

Crew of Emily Grace in the Galapagos
          Tom, Kim and Emily
Mystic, CT, United States
Tom lives aboard his Nordhavn 46 with his Admiral Kim and daughter Emily. They sold their CT home and began their 5-year cruising adventure in July 2008.
We've been keeping up with this crew for a while now. What an adventure they must be having. What an education for Emily as they take their Nordhavn around the world... Alone.
Worth your time to link over. Emily Grace

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Very colorful girl...

                                                  Probably a great personality.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Life has been almost blissful since returning to Stuart and Istaboa. We forgot how nice it is to live this way,  sleeping a bit late in the mornings, and no schedule to keep. The only decision we have had to make so far is what's for dinner.
But we feel the responsibilities building up back home. for now... we are just going to ignore them for a while.
Capt. Will brought over some competition quality BBQ ribs yesterday that were outstanding. So we had lunch, then made Mimosas, jumped into the Albury, and ran around the St Lucie river area. Had a great day.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

We're Back!!

For a few days anyway.
We think we have my mother stabilized, so we jumped on the plane and made it into Ft Lauderdale.
We're feelin the stress easing by the minute.
Istaboa looks good. Capt. Will has been looking after her and taking very good care. He met us at the airport and gave us a ride to Stuart. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw the Christmas  presents onboard waiting for us. (We were supposed to be back right after Christmas)
Took Radar over to the Pelican for dinner first thing. It seems to have changed a bit. Victoria has decided to sell her part of the restaurant. Not the same crew anymore but we will give them a chance anyway.
We've slowly been running into our old friends, so it's been nice. While drinking coffee this morning, I saw our friends on the Krogen Broulee pass under the bridge. They are heading west on the river to take Broulee out of the water for Hurricane Season. We talked on the radio, both saying sorry to have missed each other.
So that's it... Not anything exciting, just nice and calm. ahhhh......

But here's something interesting for you boater folks. The Floating Neutrinos. Rather than tell you the story I will link here. The Floating Neutrinos
And a video (warning, it's 45 minutes long, so pick your time... it's worth it.)

It's really good to be back.



Monday, April 19, 2010

Ya gotta have friends

NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa.
 “It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a ‘mother’,” ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park.

“After it was swept and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together,” the ecologist added. “The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it follows its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother,” Kahumbu added.

This is a real story that shows that our differences don’t matter much when we need the comfort of another. We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures. Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The new "World's largest Yacht"

The 557-foot Eclipse reportedly comes with features including two helipads, a submarine, multiple hot tubs, a pool and a missile-detection system. Another story has Eclipse with "two swimming pools -- the larger of which converts into a dance floor when drained -- bullet-proof glass, 6ft home cinema screens in every guest cabin and a master cabin where the roof opens to allow Abramovich and his girlfriend Daria Zhukova to sleep under the stars. An anti-paparazzi electronic "shield" will take care of their privacy while on board."

RIP, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks

Benjamin Hooks is seen here in a 2004 photo. The civil rights leader, lawyer, judge and Baptist preacher died in Memphis, Thursday,  at the age of 85.
He grew up working at his father's photography store on one of black America's most important streets, Memphis' famed Beale Street, and later recalled believing the best job would be a few blocks away at the whites-only Peabody because of the access it would provide to a world of privilege and wealth that little Benny Hooks could only imagine.
By the end of his life, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks would be invited to the White House by President George W. Bush to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and months later would visit with a black presidential candidate named Barack Obama on his condominium balcony with a majestic view of the Mississippi River.
The article here... Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


And somewhere in Japan... the birth of the next monster... a hybrid, Godzilla in a turtle shell.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Island pics

These are killin us...

                              The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little

surfing around this morning and found these really amazing pics. A photographer named Clark Little.

His photographs have been mesmerizing the world since 2007, with captivating photos taken inside waves as well as stunning angles usually only seen by hard core surfers.
His work has been showcased extensively through the media such as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition as well as multiple publishers and newspapers in the US and abroad

Great stuff... worth a click over.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gone to the beach.

Yes, my lovely wife has left me here in Memphis and has gone to the beach at Port St Joe, Florida. So, for a few days, she saunters down the beautiful white sandy shores of the Redneck Riviera; I deal with the Memphis pollen storm that is attacking my allergies with a force I haven't experienced in years.
It's so thick it's almost like a green snow shower. Our white car is now a light shade of green.
Actually, I'm glad she could get away, though Radar and I miss her very much.
So....  speaking of beaches... check out these Sea Shells... Click on the link below the  pic for a slide show.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pics from the past

So.... we can't go anywhere right now; we'll just indulge in recollections of the past via old pics from our travels.
We've  been very fortunate to have seen some really neat stuff... and got pictures of a lot of it.
Not all of these are our pics, but these are some of our favorites.