Archive for March, 2012
Loon date : 3/28/2012 Happy Birthday brother Everett
A freind from my yacht club SSYC” Crusher” which is short for a long polish name .
And away we go ! I look more like Art Carney ,,
A little window shopping,
Chris before he started drinking? We took a cab from here on.
Capt Foleys scooter aka Capt. Foggy
Captain Kevin Foley , Skipper of the Hindu a 60 ft. Schooner under full restoration 1925 William Hand design.
A pleasure to meet you !
Posing for when they Bronze me ?
Spring Break sitting by the pool ,,and looking
Loons sits at anchor behind south beach Miami . A beautiful skyline and great city to get around by public transportation also free wifi throughout the city . The last 3 nights there has been a first class fireworks show over the waterfront and loon is sitting front row enjoying it all . My last blog had me headed off to Key west for St Patty”s day but the winds were not going to co-operate and with a 150 miles to go there and strong northerly winds every day it was not going to happen. My friend Chris flew down to sail with me and so with St.Patricks day fast approaching we decided to put Loon somewhere safe and rent a vehicle and drive down .So we did and Key west was in full swing it is a party atmosphere all day everyday and for the 2 days we spent there we partied although I can not get into to much detail because what happens in Key West stays in Key West I did find myself eating at Denny”s two mornings in a row like 3am and 4am now it has been a long time since I have done that and will be along time before I can handle it again but I do know we had some fun!
While in Miami we went to a couple of festivals or carnivals one in Coral Gables and the other in little Havana and if you can”t make it to Cuba just come to Miami and especially Calle Ocho Carnival a one day wild ,fun, music and food fest with some great latin bands . We traveled by bus about 6 of us and arrived in little Havana ,Miami about 2 pm as we learned from the last festival don”t get there to early let it warm up a little and you just might make it to the end ? On this occasion I would wear my Uncle Bobs shirt which is about as Cuban looking as you van get and actually received a compliment on it .I love your shirt it looks just like the one my dad used to wear. Where my uncle got it I do not know, but it is a classic shirt . We ate and walked the crowds listened to the music soaked in the atmosphere .We were the only 6 white folks there but felt very comfortable and were even thanked for coming and enjoying their day .There is a Bay of Pigs monument and the world famous Domino park had lots of fun and a very proud people and proud to be in America.
With this lifestyle you need to watch the blood pressure ?
Two days ago a couple of the boats I have been cruising with left for the Bahamas left me alone in Miami a sad day but that afternoon a boat from England I had met in the Bahamas last year called me on the phone and said they had left Cuba the other day and where headed to Ft.Lauderdale so off I go this afternoon to meet up with them and listen to there stories of Cuba being English they are allowed to go .Someday the gates will open and I am curious to hear there thoughts on the forbidden land.
I love this guys shirt ! Yeah ! Thanks Uncle Bob
Always time for a round of golf Mike,Jeff and the Skippa
They say that these paddleboards are good for your core ?
works for me ,