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01-10-2013 07:12 PM
Re: The ICW - Single Handed - Well, Almost!

What a memory. I sat at the bar you either took that pic from or was right behind you to the side of the dinning area. Not the big full bar. I got there around lunch time, ordered a margarita. Ate something and ordered another. Long story short, we sat in those stools until 7pm and about 3 band changes. Even the first bar tender got off work, went home and came back and joined us for a drink. Had a great time. Even bought all the CDs from one of the bands. They were a parody act and I thought they were hilarious. When I listened to the CDs many weeks later, they were terrible.

After 7 hours of margaritas (and they make real killers), I had gone way over the limit. Sick as a dog the next day. Couldn't even stand the smell of the lime scented soap in my room without throwing up...... once more.

Bad, bad, bad........... Everyone that was there, reminds me of it to this day. Claim I set a record. I'll take their word for it.
01-10-2013 05:15 PM
Re: The ICW - Single Handed - Well, Almost!

Oh you poor thing hope you make to Mallory in time for the sunset ceremony. Was balmy here in your home in Baltimore today with temps in the mid 50s
01-10-2013 05:07 PM
Re: The ICW - Single Handed - Well, Almost!

The winds are howling at 32 to 35 at Marathon, the harbor's choppy, so I took a drive to Key West.


12-25-2012 05:28 PM
Re: The ICW - Single Handed - Well, Almost!

The weather was beautiful this morning, winds from the northeast at 10 to 12, perfect day for sailing. At 10 this morning, shortly after washing the breakfast dishes and talking with my family in the frozen north, I headed across Boot Key Harbor, passed through Sisters Creek, and out into Hawk Channel. As soon as I cleared the creek markers, the sails went up and the engine was shut down. Had a beam reach most of the way, passed over the reef just east of Sombrero Light, then headed due south till the depths exceeded 200 feet. The water out there is a deep, azure blue, and it actually sparkles as your boat wake pushes the water outward from the hull.

After about 4 hours, the winds increased to just over 20 MPH, so I turned around and had a beam reach all the way to the mouth of Sisters Creek, where I lowered the sails and fired up the engine. What a fantastic way to spend Christmas Day. 75-degrees, low humidity, a wonderful sail, good food and a green coconut Margaretta. It doesn't get any better than this.

The photos are not that great, taken with my cellular telephone. Top is the view of Sombrero Light from 2 miles out in the ocean. And yes, the water is really that blue.

This photo was taken as I passed over the reef northeast of Sombrero Light.

Another fun day in Paradise,

12-24-2012 12:41 PM
Re: The ICW - Single Handed - Well, Almost!

Merry Christmas Gary,

Enjoy seeing your videos from someone stuck in the mountains of NC some 6 hour drive away from his boat.
12-24-2012 11:31 AM
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I love reading your updates, keep em coming...Merry Christmas !!
12-23-2012 12:30 PM
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I'll try to get a vid at the Tiki Bar next week - maybe New Years Eve party there.

12-23-2012 12:22 PM
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Love the updates. Still need vid of you rocking the Tiki bar!! A christmas carol would be particularly outstanding.
12-23-2012 10:17 AM
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Yes - it was outstanding.

Thanks for the tip,

12-23-2012 10:09 AM
Re: The ICW - Single Handed - Well, Almost!

Gary....did you try Porks BBQ yet?
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