31 January 2016
26 January 2013 | Jacksonville, Florida
04 June 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
21 March 2012 | Coconut Grove, Florida
05 March 2012 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
21 February 2012 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
17 February 2012 | Highbourne Cay Marina, Exuma
12 January 2012 | Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
01 January 2012 | Georgetown --- St. Francis Bar
22 December 2011 | George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas
13 December 2011 | George Town
11 December 2011 | George Town, Great Exuma
25 November 2011 | Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
22 November 2011 | Warderick Wells, Exuma Land and Sea Park
21 November 2011 | Warderick Wells, Exuma Land and Sea Park
14 November 2011 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 November 2011 | Nassau Bahamas
07 November 2011 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
06 November 2011 | Nassau, Bahamas


06 February 2011 | Boot Key Harbor, Marathon FL
Cheryl - Sunny and Hot
We left Silver Bay 6 months ago today. Reflecting on our expectations, knowledge and abilities 6 months ago - wow, were we naïve! Both Bill and I read a lot of cruisers blogs before we left to try and gather as much info as we could. I can now say that for the most part (including my blog) there is a lot unsaid about the day-to-day reality of living aboard a boat - guess you have to experience it to understand.

Some examples of realities:

- Living hooked to a mooring ball we have to cart our water from the marina to the boat in water jugs with each one weighing about 40 pounds. Plus it never tastes great after being in the water tank for a while.
- Energy conservation. We go to bed at 8 or 9 each night (all the fresh air we're ready anyway). This conserves on the power needed for lights, computers, etc. Even boats with solar panels and wind generators run their Honda generators for several hours each day.
- Bed is wet. Everything is damp, worst is the bed sheets.
- The head. Not only do you need to be constantly monitoring the amount in the holding tank but so far no matter what we have tried it smells! We are definitely not the only ones since someone announced on the Boot Key Harbor Net that they found a product that not only eliminates the smell but also gets rid of the sludge buildup. There were about 50 boats that jumped on wanting some when someone volunteered to order some cases of the stuff.
- Boat maintenance. We spend more time than we thought we would on boat projects. We always knew that our knowledge of boat systems was really lacking. We have a 30 year old boat and it's starting to feel it's age.
- Waking up in the middle of the night - it's great when it's by dolphins next to your boat breathing and moving in the water, it's not so great when it is checking to see if your anchor is dragging.
- Literally every day is a weekend. We are constantly loosing track of what day of the week it is.

Off to the Marina to watch the Super Bowl.

Today is also my Mom's 86th birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
Vessel Name: Walk A-Bout
Vessel Make/Model: 37' Endeavour
Hailing Port: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Crew: Bill and Cheryl Stewart
About: We left Silver Bay Minnesota August 2010, currently in Marathon Florida and hope to cross to the Bahamas soon.
Walk A-Bout's Photos - Main
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Random Shots
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Just like being alone in your favorite trailer court.
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ya know none of these pics are ever in order,,,,we snapped them so you could try and figure yhem out
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What happens when is dumps 12" of water in the Catskill Mountains,,,,,Messy Docks!!!
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August 13 thru August 26 2010
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Pics From the Soo Locks to Detour Village MI.
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