S/V Earendil

21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
13 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
16 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL

Monday Night Social

30 January 2012 | Thompson Bay, Long Island
I didn't write an entry yesterday. We had a very quiet day. We ran the generator and vacuumed the boat. I read; a lot. In the afternoon a couple in a dinghy came by to say that they were organizing a social for this afternoon at 4 PM; bring drinks and some kind of food to share. They said there really hadn't been any get together except the football play-off party, which was too many people to meet everyone. Now that there were fewer boats in the harbor they thought it would be nice to get folks together again.

There are fewer boats now, there were only four boats at this end of the harbor that morning, then one boat left and two more came in. Another couple of boats came in this morning, including the folks on the other Norseman. I called them on the radio this afternoon to tell them about the social, then Anne, on Camelot, who organized the social put out a general announcement.

In the end I think there were about 16 people who came. There is a complex of buildings just south of the Long Island Breeze Resort and the government dock that is used for the island regatta and cultural days. It's sort of the Bahamian version of a county fairgrounds. In any case, on one end is a covered deck with benches around it and a big table in the middle and that's where we met. Another boater was taking a picture of the gathering, which reminded me to take a picture, so when I get back to the Internet again I'll post it.

We had our usual nice time. I talked for a while to Francie, on Barefootin', the other Norseman. They have been cruising for 10 years. At first they thought they would circumnavigate, but at the time they started people were having trouble with pirates, even around some of the northern Caribbean Islands. Then they met cruisers who had been all around the Caribbean, and even into the Pacific and said the Bahamas were the best place to cruise they had been. We met someone who said that last year, they had come from Europe. So Bob and Francie have been cruising the Bahamas for the 10 years they've been aboard. I don't know what we'll do long term, but I know there are tons of places we have yet to see in the Bahamas and it is nice to be in a place that can be both very remote, and yet still close to the States.

Poor Fuzzy is still having trouble. He was up again a good part of the night last night. We gave him extra Prozac again and may even need to add Valium (again the vet said it was safe to do that). We hate to over medicate him, but it's so pathetic when he just stands and stares at things and you try to hold and comfort him and you can't, he just trembles in your arms and tries to get away. Then he goes and stands and stares again. I think at the very least we will consistently give him one tablet of Prozac a day, instead of the half tablet he's been on.
Vessel Name: Earendil
Vessel Make/Model: Norseman 447
Hailing Port: Wilson, New York USA
Crew: Bud Campbell & Jill Bebee
About: We are a newly retired couple about to embark for points south. Our crew includes our 14 year old toy poodle, Knaidel, better known as Fuzzy. He is a somewhat reluctant crew member, but would rather sail than stay without us.
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