15 July 2012 | Edmonton Alberta
14 April 2012 | Indiantown Marina
09 April 2012 | Indiantown Marina
07 April 2012 | Indian-town Marina
06 April 2012 | Stuart Fl.
04 April 2012 | North Palm Beach Fl.
03 April 2012 | Lantana Fl.
03 April 2012 | Lettuce Lake
03 April 2012 | Key Biscayne
03 April 2012 | Rodriquez Cay
03 April 2012 | Bahia Honda
24 March 2012 | Key West Florida
20 March 2012 | Key West Fl.
11 March 2012 | Key West Florida
10 March 2012 | Key West Florida
28 February 2012 | Isla Mujeres
24 February 2012 | Isla Mujeres
23 February 2012 | Isla Mujeres Mexico
20 August 2016
Well our new adventure has began, In May of this year (2016) we replaced our sail boat with a piece of paradise in Roatan Honduras, Thats right we bought a 1/2 acre lot with ocean views of the 2nd largest reef in the world to the north of us and to the south of us on a clear day we can see the mountains on mainland Honduras. We are so excited for this new adventure. We go back to Roatan Honduras in October to start looking at building our retirement home.
Oh the Pain, How it hurts
14 September 2015 | Edmonton Alberta
Oh how it hurts to be land locked. After many months of being home in our new house and working we still have an empty heart with the sale of our beloved sailboat Thar Be Dragons, even though it is a decision that we had to make at the time it is still not sitting very well with us.
We have been keeping very busy with work and trying to redecorate a new house and of coarse we did manage to take a few weeks out and go on holidays to Nicaragua with my Daughter, son inlaw and granddaughter. We had an amazing time and took lots of pics. We rented a beach house in a very small village called Pochimal which is on the Pacific side and south west of Managua. We spent most days just lazing around the pool and eating all the amazing food our Chef (thats right we had a chef) Lucy made for us. We rented a car for the time we were there and drove into Granada, and did some site seeing and of coarse ate some ice cream as it was 38 celsius (100.4f) and for us that's way to hot, so we bought a few items then made a mad dash to the car for some much needed AC.
The weather here is already starting to turn chilly it is a balmy 11 celsius (51.8f) and the leaves have started changing colour, it is a beautiful time of year but for us Albertans / Canadians we know what is to come next (the dreaded "S" word). Kitty is still hanging in there and is a real trooper, she has been through so much with our sailing adventures that she has welcomed her new home and loves it.
In the passed few weeks I have been busy doing the hunter gatherer for the winter, I have been busy canning, making jams, pickled carrots, pickled jalapeños, pestos, Chimichurri, zucchini relish, and spicy peach preserve for on top of Brie cheese etc along with all the other Wifey duties.
Todd has been busy keeping the yard work up and making it look like we have a gardner on staff 24 hours a day. He has also been building me my pantry door spice racks that I hounded him about for months (he's a busy man). He also managed to take me out camping for a few days so we could burn some firewood and relax with no cellphones, iPads, pinterest and Facebook it was actually quite nice.
Before I close this post I would like to say how much we miss all our cruising friends and hope that one day we will see you all again as well as make some new ones.
A very sad day
08 May 2015 | Edmonton Alberta
Well we've known for sometime now but it is final, Thar Be Dragons had sold. They say the happiest days are the day you buy your boat and the day you sell it well the buying part was right but not the selling part. We are so sad to close this chapter in our but you never know what is around the corner. To all our blog friends thank you for following us through all our adventures . Like I said you never know what the new chapter will bring.
20 July 2014 | Edmonton
Well I'm finished school for now (electrical) and I start back to work tomorrow. Todd has been back to work for a couple months now (lucky him). We are both working on the same site up in the dreaded fort Mac. Area where all the dirty oil comes from yeah yeah I know but we all love to drive cars and trucks around as well as sail/motor when there's no wind so need is say more.
The boat is still for sale not sure if it's a good idea to sell or not, already getting the itch to head out again. Our house is still being built and move in date is not set until October sometime. I will update the blog on and off. Here's a picture of the inside of thar be dragons after she was all cleaned up.
16 April 2014
We have spent this sailing season deciding where we wanted to go from here. We have decided to sell our beloved boat. This was not an easy decision to make, I can only speak for myself but I have shed many tears over our decision and I know Todd has not found it to be an easy one either. If anyone is interested in our boat you can contact our broker Joe at Advantage Yachts at 772.349.1025 She is a 1983 42' Vagabond