Morning Dance on an Eco Adventure trip

Eco Adventure Sailing with the Boy Scouts

We have had a very busy spring and early summer, we just finished our 6th Eco Adventure trip with the Scouts. Captain Margie is running Island Dreamer and I am at the helm of Morning Dance, our 2 Morgan Out Island 41′ sailboats. We take 6 Scouts per boat along with 2 3-person Kayaks. Our wonderful Eco […]

Sailing, why we do it, not how to do it

I am paraphrasing from the cover of a recent Latt’s & Att’s I saw on a magazine  rack. It’s a tough question, somehow, even though it seems like it should be obvious.  Sailing along on a broad reach yesterday, temps about 75-80, sun shining, watching the bottom slide by in 10 feet of crystal clear water was […]

Baby, It Was Cold Outside

It sure was nice to look at the 5 day prediction for Miami and see our normal weather for this time of year return. High’s of 80 and lows of 65 are much better than the chilly (Coldest 6 day stretch in Key west since they started keeping records in 1876) past couple of weeks. […]

Dolphins in front of the sailboat

Is going sailing better than going shopping?

Ok, I think I know the answer but a recent study by Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University suggests that, in the long run, experiences make people happier than possessions. This from a recent CNN article; “While most people were generally happy with the purchase regardless of what it was, those who wrote […]

A Protected Mangrove Canal Great for Anchoring your Sailboat in High Winds

An ASA Class with some unusual weather

We enjoyed hosting Monica and Keith for an ASA Bareboat Certification Class. They got to see a whole range of weather from gale warnings (watched from a calm anchorage) to no wind. We had 2 days of winds in the 30 knot range which is very unusual for our area. It gave us a chance to practice […]

Feedback from a Recent Couples Sailing Class

A comment about an ASA 101 Basic Keelboat learn to sail course we just taught in Miami

Vew from our evening's anchorage in the Lower Florida Keys

Dreaming of Sailing?

Been dreaming of Learning How to Sail? Margie and I moved aboard in 2002 and have not looked back. New friendships, new places, new experiences are all reasons to do it now!