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Two Long-Distance Cruisers Find the Upside of Downsizing

Jim and Lisa Favors have been avid boaters in the Great Lakes area for over 20 years. They spent the first year of retirement cruising the 6,000-mile Great Loop route on a 40' trawler. One year soon turned into five years of cruising as liveaboards. "We're excited to continue our boating adventures on Kismet, a Ranger Tug R27. Flexibility, mobility and affordability – trailerable boating is the wave of the future. More bang for the buck as we also use our tug as an RV when traveling to a cruising destination." – Jim & Lisa Favors  Read More...
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“Oysters Rock Yo Fella”

on January 16th, 2015 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments “Oysters Rock Yo Fella”

First we stored Kismet at TTC Storage in Eastpoint, then we went in search of an oyster feast. On the recommendation of Mike, owner of TTC Storage, we headed out of town to Lynn’s Quality Oysters. Nothing short of delicious is how we found their specialty, Captain Jack’s oyster platter….

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Apalachicola, Land of the Friendly People

on January 16th, 2015 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Apalachicola, Land of the Friendly People

The little fishing village of Apalachicola is the end of the line for our fall cruise. Apalachicola is definitely “Old Florida.” Famous for their oysters, Appalachicola employs a variety seafood workers, it’s our favorite place to eat oysters. Apalachicola Bay is well protected by St. Vincent Island, Flag, Sand, St. George Island…

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Last Leg to Appalachicola Looks More Like a Rorschach Inkblot Test

on January 13th, 2015 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Last Leg to Appalachicola Looks More Like a Rorschach Inkblot Test

Smooth sailing today as we cruised the last leg of our fall cruise through Florida’s Panhandle. A little stormy and overcast but we still got some nice photos of some of the beauty available to see while cruising this area. Nature provided us with some interesting illusions while on the…

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Cruising the “Grand Canyon” Cut to St. Andrews

on January 13th, 2015 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Cruising the “Grand Canyon” Cut to St. Andrews

Today we cruised Florida’s “Grand Canyon,” an 18-mile channel that leads to St. Andrews, aptly named due to the steep sandy banks lining this cut. One of our favorite areas to boat in the Panhandle.   Historic St. Andrews is a community of Panama City, Florida, along the beautiful St. Andrews Bay. We stayed one night…

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Remembering the Last Time We Were in Destin, Florida

on January 4th, 2015 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Remembering the Last Time We Were in Destin, Florida

Destin is a popular tourist destination located in the Panhandle of Florida. It rests on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. It is well known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. It claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida.

The last time we stopped in Destin was in 2008, while on our second Great Loop boat trip. It was Thankgiving Day and we roasted a turkey (below) on the back deck of our Fathom 40 while anchored in the harbor. My favorite way to share a holiday feast is with family back home. Yet that Thanksgiving was particularly memorable for me. It was just the two of us, the weather was perfect, the small turkey just fit in the roaster, it was a crispy golden brown by dinnertime. While dinner was cooking, we dinghied all over the harbor and visited the beautiful beach for a walk. We had mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Chilling a Few Days at McRee Cove at Perdido Key – Pensacola, Florida

on December 22nd, 2014 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Chilling a Few Days at McRee Cove at Perdido Key – Pensacola, Florida

We departed Orange Beach with only a 15 mile cruise to McRee Cove, a well protected cove next to Perdido Key, off of the Pensacola Bay inlet. We soon anchored in 8 feet of crystal clear water and surrounded by white sand embankments, it was the perfect setting for two days swing on the hook.

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Blog Reader’s Holiday SPECIAL

on December 9th, 2014 in BOOKS, CRUISING : by | Comments Blog Reader’s Holiday SPECIAL

$29.95 for Both Paperback Books When the Water Calls… We Follow and Women On Board Cruising (Regularly $44.90 for both books) Christopher Shustak (above) When the Water Calls… We Follow Charlotte Snider (below) Women On Board Cruising

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Staying at Orange Beach Marina – Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum

on November 6th, 2014 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Staying at Orange Beach Marina – Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum

Staying at Orange Beach Marina so that we can take a day to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum. We arrived late afternoon, got settled then borrowed the marina’s loaner car to take a tour of the area and visit one of the beautiful beaches. Some folks stopped by (above)…

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