Changing Pace

Join us as we leave the safety of our "normal" life and head south on a new adventure.

04 January 2015 | Marathon Florida
23 February 2014 | Marathon Florida
25 December 2013 | Marathon Florida
30 November 2013 | Marathon Florida
28 November 2013 | Marathon Florida
15 October 2013 | Marathon City Park
05 October 2013 | Key Largo Florida
15 September 2013 | Marathon Fl
19 August 2013 | Marathon Fl
17 August 2013 | Marathon Fl
12 August 2013 | Marathon Fl
26 July 2013 | Marathon Fl
30 June 2013 | Marathon Fl
27 June 2013 | Marathon Fl
15 June 2013 | Crane Point, Marathon Florida
03 June 2013 | Marathon Fl
28 May 2013 | Marathon Fl
27 May 2013 | Marathon Fl
17 May 2013 | Marathon Florida
14 May 2013 | Marathon Fl

Still here after all these years....

04 January 2015 | Marathon Florida
George / Warm and Sunny
Well not much has happened boat wise for quite a while but we did replace a lot of interior counter-top and head fixtures.
Topping the list of the most recent updates are:

- new holding tank
- new rudder position sensor and indicator
- new bowsprit brightwork see pic attached.

The plan it to sail away a year from this May... lots of work to do between now and then.

Cheers

View from the Quadracopter

23 February 2014 | Marathon Florida
George / Just about Perfect
This clip available on you tube gives a pretty good view of the harbor. All mooring balls are taken. I like the ocean view at the end of the clip the best.
go to http://youtu.be/9N8Q1Jgii64

Merry Christmas from Florida Keys

25 December 2013 | Marathon Florida
Rainy, grey, and warm
Merry Christmas to all... It has been a pretty sedate day for us. The clouds rolled in this morning and stayed on for the rest of the day.

Light warm rain. It's not so bad, no freezing no snow, not even cold. The wind is kicking up pretty well at about 20 knots.

We had a nice Christmas eve sundown visit on s/v Queequeg. They are kind of our boat mates what with Queequeg and Ishmael LOL There are no Pequods yet to my knowledge.

Best Wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

George and Kathy s/v Ishmael


Unexpected Pleasures

30 November 2013 | Marathon Florida
George - Warm Again
The cold has left the Keys and today it was picture-perfect with not a speck of cloud in the sky.

Our day went more or less like this.

Kathy spotted a peregrine falcon while we were walking Kooper. Powerful, quick and beautiful they are an impressive sight. Back from near extinction, in the old DDT days, they migrate through here in the fall. This guy (gal) must have decided to stay for a while. Probably a good decision.

We took pictures of a flock of white Ibis and one brown one foraging for insects. See picture. A la Sesame Street... one of these is different?
Kathy did a session of Tai Chi... I watched.
I filled the water tanks on Ishmael and hosed the deck... Kathy read a book.
Kathy gave Kooper a bath... I answered a few emails about an ongoing crisis at work.

Mahi sandwich for lunch and roast duck for dinner. Nice ending to an extended weekend.

So there you have it ... another day enjoyed. I had thought to use the Car Guys saying of "Well you have wasted another perfectly good day" but it didn't fit.

I have to do some travelling for work...so limited upcoming opportunities for sailing.

It seems we are not taking years off of Ishmael's life due to the heavy sailing schedule... ha ha.
Vessel Name: Ishmael
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby 42 #062 1975
Crew: Kathy, Ben, George and Kooper
About:
After over thirty years of working 40+ hours a week. George and Kathy have decided it is time to slow down and enjoy what this world has to offer. We are looking forward to sharing this new life style with our youngest child, Ben(15). [...]
Extra: With over 1000 miles under our keel we are now ready to finally head south. First we'll move down the Hudson River and then we'll follow the east coast south.
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Ishmael's Photos -

Who: Kathy, Ben, George and Kooper