Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
|Manny, paying me a visit Christmas morning|
|I'm outa here, see you Wed, after the cold front leaves|
At one time, when the Keys were first being developed, they were hunted for food. This period was before roads existed, only the railroad was being built by Flagler's men.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
|Skoal, it's 5:00|
|Ahoy, do you have any Grey Poupon?|
|I never tire of this blue water|
It is not often that you can enjoy your own boat from another view point, these photos were taken by Martha Kirkland aboard Ibis. Martha said that although they were enjoying being aboard Ibis, it was nice to see a similar boat sailing next to them.
Here is an excellent picture that captures the SPIRIT OF BERMUDA racing along. "West Indians used to call these schooners Ballyhoo or 'Mujan (Bermudans) where naming was a metaphor for that type of Gar."
Photo courtesy of Malcolm Kirkland
Thursday, December 9, 2010
|Malcolm and wife Martha|
The SPIRIT OF BERMUDA is the very core of the Bermuda SLOOP Foundation, serving an important role in the lives of all Bermuda school children. SPIRIT, serves as a School Ship and is the culminating experience, of a series of opportunities, afforded to the children of Bermuda. I have provided a link to the Bermuda SLOOP Foundation so you can see the good work that is being performed by this organization. http://www.bermudasloop.org/index.aspx
My sailing partner Roland Barth has served on the Board of this foundation, a very worthwhile project of which the people of Bermuda are very Proud.
|Spirit Of Bermuda|
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
|Batten down for a few hours|
|My route in white|
|The end of the day, as usual, the wind lays down|
|Record of our days sail|
25 degrees of Latitude, Southern most Catboats that we know of!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
|Passing my dock|
|Home is just around the corner|
Finally, after several years of waiting, I have the perfect conditions for sailing all night. My plan was to leave port at sunset and then navigate my way around the l. Bay, with all it's small keys and mangrove islands, all night long. Well, the Blue Moon and an East wind about eight Kts. made all of this possible last night.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
|IBIS to Port|
|GREEN EYES passing to Port|
|Sailing among Mangroves|
|Roand running downwind|
|Sun is near setting|
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
|Great sunset to end the day!|
|Roland heading home|
|Back to port|
Monday, November 1, 2010
|As usual sailing in close formation|
|IBIS skimming along|
|Roland aboard his Sanderling IBIS, a Bay Head emigrant|
Saturday, October 30, 2010
My flats boat used for exploring the Back Country in the Fl Everglades Nat'l Park. LEE MARIE is safely docked at a friends house just a block away.
|On her davits|
|View to the West|
|View to the South|
|Porch with views of great sunsets every night|
|Dock, looking NW|
|Great little courtyard|