LIFE AIN’T NO DRESS REHEARSAL!
Once we were sailors, or maybe we still are, except we no longer have a boat, for the moment that is! Anyway, Dave and I started sailing in a 23′ Starwind sloop gunkholing around New Smyrna/Daytona Beach area. We moved up to a 30′ S2 to see if we really like doing this! We did! Took the S2 to the Bahamas and enjoyed six wonderful weeks in what amounted to a small travel trailer on water! We then decided this was what we wanted to spend some time doing and anyone who sails knows, you don’t do anything substantial if you’re working!
So, in 2007 I retired to go sailing! By this time we had a 36′ Catalina called Spindrift and we devoted our Florida winters and springs sailing through the Keys and Bahamas.
At that time I was just learning about blogging so the only really substantial blog that was put together is our Bahamas Bound which details our trip from Miami to Bimini through the Berrys to Nassau down into the Exumas, up through Eleuthera to the Abacos and home. If you want a detailed guide on how one couple completed this trip, for the first time, this is your spot!
In 2014 after advertising Spindrift for about two months and fully expecting it to take three years, we sold Spindrift. Had six fabulous years on her!
Returning from our sailing trips we loaded up our Class A motor home and headed north out of the Florida sun. We marry our travels with volunteer campground hosting in places we want to explore during the summer. Our 29′ Class A Sigjtseer takes onward as we discover the country in front of us.
Our travels aren’t limited to RV’ing however. We are open to planes, trains and automobiles as well! ….and of course …. boats!
This is a compilation of our stories. Some are sailing stories of those wonderful years on Spindrift. Some are vacation trips as we explore outside the US. Some are traveling stories as we move from one place to another…and some are hosting stories .. A Day In The Life … the rewards and surprises that come with volunteering in public campgrounds.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy our tales and that they will inspire you to get out there an do the extra ordinary.
We try NOT TO REPEAT OURSELVES. As new opportunities present themselves and we grab them and are looking forward to our future.