Sailing Adventures of 'S/V Gypsy Soul'

Presently in Rockport Tx Catching up on bright work an trying to build a Bimini, and a dodger. Planned trip early March or April to North Florida.

21 March 2014 | Rockport, Tx.....Mustang Marina
24 November 2013 | Rockport Tx
10 December 2011 | House of Boats
05 March 2011 | Rockport
04 October 2010 | Rockport Texas
11 April 2010 | Mustang Yacht Marina
07 April 2010 | Pier Side Hook and Bull Boat Yard
27 March 2010 | Hook and Bull Boat Yard
17 March 2010 | Hook and Bull Boat Yard
12 March 2010 | Rockport Texas
11 March 2010 | Rockport Texas
27 February 2010 | Rockport Texas
25 February 2010 | Hook and Bull Boat Yard
15 February 2010 | Rockport Texas
03 January 2010 | Rockport Texas
12 November 2009 | Rockport Texas
15 August 2009 | Rockport Texas
15 August 2009 | Rockport, Texas

Up Date On What's Happening

21 March 2014 | Rockport, Tx.....Mustang Marina
Cool 64 degees;Partly Cloudy..Wind SW @12kts
Well a lot has happened since I last posted. Operation for me went well and am feeling great. Just before Christmas, my son was rushed to Emergency in Jacksonville, Fl with a massive tumor in his upper colon. So off to Jacksonville, Fl I went. After his operation which two tumors were removed , both benign and a total of three weeks in the hospital he was allowed to return home. I was planning to stay till he was able to get around and return to work, but it did not work out that way.

On Jan. 9th I received a call that my best friend and simi companion of 15 years had passed away from a massive heart attack. So I rushed back to Rockport. It took me almost three weeks to recover from my funk of her loss. Then to top it off I was left with the responsibility of taking care of her belongings and personal property. That done, and it was hard as her two step sisters wanted nothing to do with her or her things. Thankfully she and I had discussed what she would like to have done with her things and that made it a little easier since there was not a will.

So now I have a house trailer that is empty of all her things and now that what I had in storage is now in it. Not sure what is going to happen to my planned trip. I think that I am going to pack up all and put it back in storage and head to Florida and points beyond. Or at least pack it up and rent a truck and take it to Florida.

I have to wait till the weather warms as Vickie wanted her remains scattered in the bay she so loved. Anyway that is way I have not left yet.

I do have a few things I must do before getting underway to Gypsy Soul and I am beginning to get my ducks in a row. Before I go I have a lot of dental work to be done as one of my cancer medications has played havoc with my teeth. So this going to slow me down some what. But I plan to still if the weather will just co-operate and the Lord wills.
Vessel Name: Gypsy Soul
Vessel Make/Model: 1967 31 ft Seafarer Sloop
Hailing Port: St Augustine Fl
Crew: Richard
About: Male 69 years young at heart loves to sail, loves the Naturalist style of life. Retired US Navy of 33 years.
Extra: Presently located in Rockport Tx Prepping Gypsy Soul for a sail back to Fl via the ICW.
Home Page:
Gypsy Soul's Photos - Main
The few pictures I was able to get
20 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
Pictures of the Houston/Galveston Highway and Rail Road bridges...and traffic as we cross the Houston Ship Channel.
16 Photos
Created 26 December 2011
Pictures along the ICW from Freeport to Moody Gardens at Galveston Texas. A wonderful Christmas light show at Moody Gardens.
20 Photos
Created 18 December 2011
See the long boring sites along the ICW
13 Photos
Created 15 December 2011
Rockport to Port O'Connor on S/v Red Clipper
15 Photos
Created 15 December 2011
Shots/Pics of the Water line raising.
26 Photos
Created 10 December 2011
Pictures of Fuel storage for six, five gallon diesel storage and 1 five gallon gasoline jerry cans and 8 cans of 1 lb butane fuel.
11 Photos
Created 1 May 2011
Pictures of the haul out and damage done by non protection of below water line paint.
33 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 30 April 2011
Mounting of Wind Generator
9 Photos
Created 5 March 2011
General Sailing in and around Rockport / Aransas Pass Texas.
30 Photos
Created 4 October 2010
The first underway time for Gypsy Soul and Docked at her Temporary Dock at Mustang Yaughts
12 Photos
Created 11 April 2010
The launch of Gypsy Soul
24 Photos
Created 7 April 2010
On the first launch of Gypsy Soul we had to pull her out of the water after 30 min due to a cracked rudder shaft stuffing tube. This show the replscement of it,
10 Photos
Created 27 March 2010
The placing of Gypsy Soul's Name
12 Photos
Created 27 March 2010
The launching of Gypsy Soul after Eight years of being on the hard
24 Photos
Created 17 March 2010

Florida Gypsy Soul

Who: Richard
Port: St Augustine Fl

Where Am I

'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' - "Mark Twain" -