18 September 2016
12 September 2016 | Almerimar, Spain
04 September 2016 | Almerimar, Spain
30 August 2016 | Almerimar, SP
05 August 2016 | Almerimar, Spain
19 July 2016 | Almerimar, Spain
05 May 2016
12 July 2015 | Thira Is., (Santorini) GR
11 July 2015 | Thira Is., (Santorini) GR
10 July 2015 | Thira Is., (Santorini) GR
10 July 2015 | Thira Is., (Santorini) GR
29 June 2015 | Thira Island, Greece
29 June 2015 | Astipalaia, GR
14 June 2015 | Astipalaia Is., GR
13 June 2015 | Astipalaia Is., GR
12 June 2015 | Kamares Bay, Kos Is., GR

Queen of the Sea

21 April 2019 | English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies
Annette Brown
This unknown (to us anyway) beauty appeared to be the self-proclaimed Queen of the Sea for the Classic Yacht Parade of Ships.

Columbia – a Gloucester fishing schooner

21 April 2019 | English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies
Annette Brown
As the lead in the Antigua Classics Parade of ships, Columbia (141" long), hailing from Panama City, FL USA passes us by as we watched from an Italian restaurant in English Harbour.

Antigua Yacht Club (AYC)

19 April 2019 | English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies
Annette Brown
After watching the classic yachts race from on high, we went down into English Harbour to the AYC to have lunch and to walk the docks to see these monster ships close up.

Here is one of the medium sized classic participants - the 103' staysail schooner EROS built in 1939.

32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

19 April 2019 | English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies
Annette Brown
See more photos under the gallery section which will be under construction for a few days.

Here is the tall ship Rhea and tall ship Chronos, both 156’ long and both with wishbone sails going neck and neck.

We had a great view of the racing from high up above English Harbour on Shirley Heights.

TwoLoose on the hard - again!

18 April 2019 | Jolly Harbor Marina Antigua, West Indies
Annette Brown
It was a long day, the Thursday before Easter and we were glad to have it behind us.

Up around 0500, onto the boat in her berth for last minute preps, off to the marina office to pay our bill and finally the transit to the fuel pier where we topped off the tank.

Although we were scheduled for a 1330 pull, the travel lift had earlier ruptured a hydraulic hose, so we were delayed (in the very hot sun) in the lift process until about 1500.

Afterwards we returned to the villa we’d rented and crashed – sleeping almost non-stop for 10 hours!

Castaways Sunset w Buddha

14 April 2019
Annette Brown
Taking a break from our work schedule to enjoy probably our last dinner at Castaways for this season anyway. Genie & John of Island Time joined us.
Vessel Name: TwoLoose
Vessel Make/Model: IP45
Hailing Port: Everett, WA, USA
Crew: Captain Pete Cisek & Wife/Navigator Annette Brown
Both of us are retired US Navy. Upon retirement 1/2006 we moved aboard our second TwoLoose (TL) - living aboard & cruising full time for the next 11 years. [...]
This is the third sailboat "TwoLoose" we have owned; having purchased her in 2008. These are her specifics: Make/Model: Island Packet 45 (IP45) Year: 1998 (Hull #28) Length Over All (LOA) 45'3"/13.8m Length of Waterline (LWL) 37'3"/11.3m Beam: 13'4"/4m Draft: 5.2"/1.6m Height of Mast: [...]
TwoLoose's Photos - Main
After two years of being on the hard in Jolly Harbor Marina, we returned to TwoLoose at the end of Dec 2018 to put her back together again. It took us about two months to do all the things required to make her habitable as well as operational. Clearly she did not like being left untended for that long!
16 Photos | 5 Sub-Albums
Created 26 February 2019
We flew to Cancun, MX to join Peter's eldest daughter (Cindi) and her family for an Island Christmas before we flew off to Antigua to rejoin the boat after a 2 year absence. Cindi's husband, Arturo, son Andres (22) and daughter Amaya (18) and their collection of animals (1 horse, 2 cats, 3 dogs and only one male amongst them!) all made us feel quite welcome. It had been TOO long since seeing them.
21 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 19 January 2019
After 21 days (including Christmas & NYE) at sea S/V TwoLoose with Captain Pete, Crew Bob “Hokie” Baran and Crew Annette arrived Jolly Harbor, Antigua. The crossing from Pasito Blanco, Grand Canary was basically uneventful. We used the jib the entire transit - never put up the main and motored only a few days in the beginning as we escaped the wind shadow created by the Canary Islands. Winds & seas were predominantly from the NE (as predicted); on our starboard quarter creating the somewhat unnerving “washing machine/corkscrewing” effect on boat & crew. Only serious impact was on Captain Pete who injured his back while refueling immediately before our departure. Thank goodness Bob had brought a back brace which Pete used to improve his mobility greatly!
30 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 2 January 2017
While TwoLoose remained in Finike, Turkey; we returned to the USA for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also made our annual visits to doctors and dentist.
25 Photos
Created 7 April 2015
This album feature photos from our '14-'15 winter over port of Finike, TK. It will also display photos from any places visited from Finike.
7 Photos
Created 15 October 2014
This is the second album to feature photos from Marmaris (Jul-Oct '14). It also highlights the anchorages we visited along the Turkish Riviera.
14 Photos
Created 15 October 2014
Photos of Marmaris & immediate environs Oct '13 through Jul '14 with a couple of surprise US Navy photos from 2002!
18 Photos
Created 22 July 2014
1 - 8 Jul '14: Photos of the wedding of Zenta's eldest grandson Casper, the Staud Familie and town we stayed in - Diessen am Amersee.
31 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 22 July 2014
TL's maintenance period started later than we would have preferred - for many reasons - none of which truly matter in the end. We're in it now and we will get the most of it even if we drift into warmer temps and delay the start of this season's cruising season.
34 Photos
Created 20 May 2014
For the week of 4 May, Peter & AB enjoyed another visit to Istanbul only THIS time we met up with some long time girlfriends (& one new guy friend) from the U.S. The sub album contains photos of our first visit to Istanbul in November 2013.
26 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 18 May 2014
14-21 April '14 we toured Turkey's capital Ankara and several other locations some distance from our "home base" of Marmaris.
47 Photos
Created 24 April 2014
We spent an albeit short but fun filled Thanksgiving weekend with Peter's youngest daughter Traci in her almost new house near Cleveland.
16 Photos
Created 30 December 2013
Here we show off Peter's eldest daughter Cindi, his son-in-law Arturo, his eldest of 3 grandsons Andres (18) and his eldest of 2 granddaughters Amaya as well as the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
38 Photos
Created 26 December 2013
We stayed here only long enough to 1) check-in and out of Symi Is. and 2) check-out of Greece. However, we liked it well enough to know we'd like to return!
16 Photos
Created 9 November 2013
Our well protected all-round anchorage plus FREE entertainment!
12 Photos
Created 21 October 2013
After another rocky ride, we arrived 23 Sep in the beautiful town of Corfu on the island by the same name. Aside from the intriguing mix of architecture brought by former occupiers, the locals are very friendly and despite economic conditions seem to make the most of their situation.
21 Photos
Created 30 September 2013
Our second visit to the southern most check-in port in Croatian was unplanned. We ran there after our curtailed visit to Montenegro avoiding weather.
12 Photos
Created 30 September 2013
Our short but memorable visit to this intriguing country.
9 Photos
Created 30 September 2013
To use the overused description: Awesome! Venice has not only the usual Italian charm & intriguing history, it is unique in it's watery ways and amazing feats of engineering! Like Rome there just isn't enough time to take it all in.
40 Photos
Created 29 August 2013
Here are some photos of our third / current "TwoLoose" (IP-45) and her dinghy sidekick "La Trek" in various places & "poses" over the years.
43 Photos
Created 24 August 2013
This album features photos from the area around NAUTEC marina in which we left TwoLoose during the period 15Jul13 to late August 2013
16 Photos
Created 22 August 2013