Monthly Archives: March 2007

Fidel says hi!

So, I made it. All in one piece. And, believe it or not, but we have internet access (on the harbormaster’s computer). How about that. The crossing was tough, at first things were easy, and I was starting to think … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the big jump

It is awesome baby!!!!! After lots of waiting, and moments where I was starting to get bored with myself and feeling locked up on my boat… but now there is a change in the weather forecasted.  Tomorrow (Wednesday) the wind … Continue reading

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More waiting on weather

It is Friday now, and the forecast keeps pushing the favorable weather ahead, as it is Wednesday could be a more likely departure day. Had an eventful afternoon yesterday. Once the pump out boat had come by I decided to … Continue reading

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Waiting on weather

Nothing new here from Key West. The wind has been strong from the north east every day. And there is more of that in the forecast until the weekend. Then the wind is supposed to drop. But it is not … Continue reading

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Key West experiences

Friday after posting my previous stories I talked to the owner of the Plantation Coffee Shop where I had been internetting. I had heard him talk Dutch, and indeed, he was a Dutchman. He had lived in California, been all … Continue reading

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In Key West

This morning I paid a visit to the customs office.  It is close by the dinghy dock, which is about a 10 minute dinghy ride across the channel for me. The customs official explained to me that I can not … Continue reading

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Sailing to Key West

Thursday morning I got up at 7 and started to get ready after breakfast. Of course it was a lot more work to get the boat ready to go than I had planned. So, I wasn’t ready with that until … Continue reading

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Picking up the anchors

So, Wednesday afternoon I made a last run to Home Depot and Publix. Back from that I decided to pick up one anchor, that way I would only have on left to do the next morning. That was easier said … Continue reading

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You have mail!

Yes! The package came in! No more excuses to linger about, now it is time to get going.  Was on my way to the library when I checked the announcement board (for packages) and found my name on it.  Great, … Continue reading

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Waiting for mail in Marathon, FL

Yes, exactly, I am waiting for mail. It is a package from The Netherlands containing a phone card (SIM) and my official boat registration. Normally it takes about 10 days, packages are sometimes faster. It has been two weeks now. … Continue reading

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