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As I sit here in an undisclosed location at the home of a Washington political operative, I wonder what’s happening outside of the beltway. Without much effort, my mind wanders to the tranquil waters of the Florida Keys. What interests me most about the Keys is the easygoing lifestyle with no adherence to an agenda […]
When sailing throughout the Florida Keys, you want a little nosh. Fortunately, on Island Dreamer, Captains Harold and Margie have got that covered! Below, are just a few suggestions for making your cruising experience even more enjoyable. 1. Hummus and vegetables. Cut up red and green peppers, cucumbers, and wash off some sugar peas and […]
Our Friends Captain Jean and Captain Jeff will be sailing the Greek islands this summer in a 51 Beneteau. This comfortable sailboat will be a grat home for each couple that joins them. Margie and I are jealous that we will miss going on this trip, it’s our high season doing charters with the Boy […]
Waking in the morning to first light while at sea is an experience you will never forget. As the world slowly comes alive at its own pace, your senses begin to awaken to the music of the universe. As the light kisses your eyes, you will smell coffee brewing somewhere in the distance. You will […]
Sailing on Island Dreamer is a blast, but it never hurts to be prepared. Below are 10 things you’ll need to bring with you on your sailing adventure. A Good Book. Ideally, a book that has nothing to do with your real life. Seduction of the Minotaur or Like Water for Chocolate are two excellent […]
Nestled in an out-of-the way area in the heart of Marathon is a small marina and mooring village along Boot Key Harbor. It is the home of Sombrero Marina and the world famous Docksides Bar. The locals gather around the grand wooden bar at all hours, from breakfast until last call, listening to the radio […]
…at least for a week, see how it goes. Hop a flight to Miami, board Island Dreamer, and head to the Keys. The first thing you’ll notice is how the sound of water gently lapping against the side of a sailboat will put you to sleep. Even as the sun is glistening in shards of […]
I want to welcome my sister Jodi as a contributer to our blog. I have been very busy this season doing couples sailing classes, I have not not had much time to post. Jodi has agreed to give some of her perspectives about sailing and the Florida Keys. Enjoy!