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Cruising the Alabama, Florida Panhandle from Mobile Bay

on October 23rd, 2014 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle, TRAILERING by | Comments

After leaving Joe Wheeler State Park after the AGLCA rendezvous we headed south with Fairhope as our intended launch site. However, after a late start and a long day’s drive, we called it quits when we got to Greenville, Alabama and found this rustic RV park about a mile off…

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Boater Homing in Fruitland, Idaho

on July 15th, 2013 in Puget Sound, TRAILERING by | Comments

Our last two road days included a stop in Fruitland, Idaho where we selected a shady site at an RV park for the night. Still hot but bearable with the shade of the overhead trees filtering the intense heat from the sun making it comfortable sleeping in the boat. We…

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Arriving at Lucerne Valley Marine – Flaming Gorge Reservoir

on July 10th, 2013 in CRUISING :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, TRAILERING by | Comments

After three full days of driving across country and camping at RV parks along the way, we arrived at Lucerne Valley Marina early afternoon on the fourth day We were more than ready to test out the waters of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. As we drove from Green River, in…

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Cross-Country Trek – Kismet is Heading West

on July 9th, 2013 in CAMPING ON KISMET :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, TRAILERING by | Comments

Our boating exploration hiatus is over. Two years ago we set our sights to head west this summer for four months, mainly to cruise Puget Sound up into British Columbia’s Desolation Sound  and maybe even the Broughtons, time permitting. On our way we’ll put the boat into the Flaming Gorge…

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Third Time’s a Charm – Tennessee River

on October 5th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, CRUISING :, RIVERS, Tennessee River, TRAILERING by | Comments

For die-hard boaters, like us, there’s no better feeling than heading out on the road (for trailerable boaters) on the cusp of an adventure, we were just itching to do a little river cruising. We took our Kismet on a 680-mile road trip, from Traverse City, Michigan, before we floated her off of…

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The Little Red Tug Is On the Move Again

on October 4th, 2012 in CRUISING :, RIVERS, Tennessee River, TRAILERING by | Comments

The little red tug, Kismet, is on the move again, we’re headed south this fall to cruise the Tennessee River; a 220-mile trip (approx.) from Grand Rivers, Kentucky to Rogersville, Alabama. First stop was Cloverdale RV Park in Cloverdale, Indiana. Not a lot going on here but it was a…

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Post Wedding Trip to Mackinac Island

on September 6th, 2012 in CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, TRAILERING by | Comments

Our son, Skyler, got married to the love of his life, Sarah, on Labor Day Weekend. Most of our summer was focused on this big event; except for a few boat trips, we stayed close to home preparing and enjoying all the activities. I have to confess it took quite…

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2012 Venetian Festival – Charlevoix, Michigan

on July 27th, 2012 in Charlevoix, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, TRAILERING by | Comments

In stark contrast to our time cruising the North Channel this summer was our 5-day stop in Charlevoix, while on our way home, for the 2012 Venetian Festival; one of our all time favorite festivals. We called Charlevoix’s harbormaster, Hal (below-right) to receive our slip assignment soon after we arrived…

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Heading Home

on July 25th, 2012 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel, TRAILERING by | Comments

Heading back to Spanish, time to load our boat onto the trailer to drive back to the states. This was the first bad weather day of our trip. No sooner had we got the boat secured onto the trailer and into the parking lot when it started to rain hard….

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Road Trip… Canada Here We Come

on July 12th, 2012 in CANADA, CRUISING :, North Channel, TRAILERING by | Comments

In light of some of our road trips recently, the one we took today was relatively short. We started by heading north along the scenic route of northwest Michigan. We drove Kismet across the Mackinaw Bridge, through the Upper Penninsula, across the border into Canada and finally, 260 miles later,…

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North Channel Bound

on July 11th, 2012 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel, TRAILERING by | Comments

The North Channel is one of our favorite cruising destinations, there I said it! For those that have been, it most likely is one of your favored routes as well. If you haven’t been, the following photos, although very, very nice can never do justice to what Mother Nature provides…

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Torch Lake Anchor

on June 9th, 2012 in CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, INLAND LAKES:, Torch Lake, TRAILERING by | Comments

Torch Lake has lots of fond memories for Lisa and I. We each boated here before we were married and began our boating adventures together on this lake. We used to trailer our 21-foot Four Winns Sundowner to Torch Lake to spend long weekends on the hook, but since our…

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Have You Ever Been to Torch Lake, Michigan?

on June 9th, 2012 in CRUISING :, INLAND LAKES:, Torch Lake, TRAILERING by | Comments

Jim and I started our boating adventures in the early 90s with a 21-foot Four Winns Sundowner. On many weekends during our short Michigan summers, we’d trailer it to Torch Lake for a relaxing few days on the hook. Jim was studying for tests at the time and I’d catch…

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Welcome Home Kismet!

on May 24th, 2012 in Charlevoix, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, TRAILERING by | Comments

Today we trailered our boat up to Charlevoix and launched her at Ferry Avenue Lake Charlevoix Municipal Boat Ramp. This ramp is just outside of Round Lake, on Lake Charlevoix by Irish Marina. As you can see (below) we were operating in a clouds of bugs that were hanging out…

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Going Home

on April 20th, 2012 in TRAILERING by | Comments

After driving for three days we are finally home. Here we are stopping for lunch (below) one day. When trailering a big boat you don’t have as many options for stopping at just any restaurant along the way, we often have to look for a long time to find somewhere…

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