We had a great sailing trip to Caladesi Island State park over the Labor Day weekend. The videos below cover all the places we visited. The video also shows our process to
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UPDATE: We did a TSR Podcast about this trip. Click here to listen.
We rarely plan the location of our sailing trips more than a few days in advance as this allows us to adjust between various Florida cruising grounds depending on the weather. On this trip, we did not have an option as we planned to attend a work picnic for one of Brandy’s contracting agencies. When we learned they were planning to have their party at New Smyrna Dunes Park, the first thing that popped into our mind is
Every day Brandy and I talk about our plans to buy a bigger boat and permanently sail over the horizon to far off adventures. Sometimes it seems so far away, it’s hard stay motivated and take the steps needed to achieve our dream. We keep motivated through our local sailing adventures and following other cruising sailor’s blogs and YouTube channels. We watched a video last week that really got us motivated. Rick Moore is the videographer. He lives full time on his 50 ft Jeanneau Sailboat “Sophisticated Lady” in the Caribbean. Rick produces beautiful HD videos of life in the islands and also produces great commercial video products for clients. Check out his YouTube channel for a great virtual vacation, and don’t miss the videos of his charming parrot Lucky. If you are interested in making your own seaside videos, Rick sells the same Mariner waterproof drone he uses. Just visit his website at http://www.ambientreallife.com and for commercial videos visit http://www.landandseavideo.com
All his videos are great, but this one really got us motivated. It even has a cameo by Sir Richard Branson. Thanks, Rick! Some days we need a kick in the pants.
One of our best discoveries at the Farmers Cay Festival was the guys making conch salad out on the dock in the harbor. I am no expert on conch salad, and maybe it had to do with our drink consumption, but we all agreed it was
Our next stop was Farmers Cay; a quick ten-mile sail to the Southeast. They were having their annual Farmers Cay First Friday in February Family Fun Festival and Regatta. I think I added a few extra F’s in there, but the big F was Fun! This island knows how to throw a party.
After anchoring just off shore from the airport runway, we hopped in the dinghy to check out the regatta. I have read stories and saw pictures about the Bahama regatta boats, but it was really cool to
One of my goals shortly after college was to always live somewhere that I could have my own washer and dryer. The whole laundromat process seemed depressing, and I was anxious to become laundry independent. As we contemplate a future life of cruising, I am aware that it is very unlikely that any boat I purchase will have a built in washer and dryer. I never really thought about this aspect of cruising life until