Adventures of the SV Floridian

Paul + Lynn + Pooch

Month: January, 2015

The Miami times…

The Miami times…

So we are still in Miami. Weather Forecast still not looking positive for leaving soon. We had one day break in the weather Thursday/Friday, and I chose not to go since the Gulf Stream still had some north swell and winds were out of the north. But, it was very light north. I probably would…

Going M.I.A.

Going M.I.A.

So we’re in Miami Beach now, South Beach to be exact. We’re anchored up along the Venetian Isle just a swim away from West Ave…just feet from the little dog park on the bay where I used to take Foxy while living here. Never did I know then, that one day I would be anchored…

The Dinghy is Gone! (almost)…

The Dinghy is Gone! (almost)…

Lynn and I spent a nice night in No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne when we first arrived in Miami.  The next day we woke up to beautiful 75 degree sunny weather.  We ate a nice breakfast, took foxy for a walk, and worked on a few boat projects.  I installed the solar cables for the…

Miami arrival

Miami arrival

We have now left the dock in Jupiter and had one great night at an anchorage in Lake Worth.  Oh and before we left the dock I asked a dude who was working on a boat next to mine about the refrigerator on my boat that wasn’t working.  Just so happens he was a boat…

Theme: Work Hard (Play Hard later)

Theme: Work Hard (Play Hard later)

My past week onboard the SV (sailing vessel) Floridian has been a collage of adjustments, settling in to a life of minimizing, sharing and hard work. We are looking forward to days when we will have breaks after lunch or time to read or write more. For now, we are on a mission and from…

Boat issues, Boat issues, more prep, and Walmart… We see the light!

Boat issues, Boat issues, more prep, and Walmart… We see the light!

Well, where do I begin.  So Lynn and I have had 2 running lists on my ipad that we have been checking off and adding to daily.  One list is for work list items to complete, the other list is for supplies/items to buy.  Things get checked on one and added to another, then vice…

Working on the Dock of the Bay

Working on the Dock of the Bay

  Along with everyone else, our weekend has come and gone quickly. Luckily we were very productive. I spent Saturday morning stripping some left over paint on the davits. As the wind blew, I could feel stings of the acid sometimes hitting my legs. Serious stuff. It was tedious but I was outside, wearing shorts in…

Bahamas Preparations

Bahamas Preparations

Lynn and Paul here writing together! Paul First: I was in Tallahassee for a week (Dec 20-27) and had a nice Christmas with my Aunt, Dad, and sister.  Lynn and I made the decision during this time to take off on the sailboat for an extended cruise at the beginning of this year.  We have been…