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Roche Harbor – A Boating Mecca

on September 1st, 2013 in CRUISING :, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, San Juan Islands by | Comments

In 1845, the quaint waterside marine village of Roche Harbor, on San Juan Island, started out as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company. By 1857 both the United States and Britain were claiming the San Juan Islands as their territories, based on a dispute over the western border…

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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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Crazy Hat Beach Party and Low Country Boil

on April 18th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

As you can see there were a lot of fun and creative hat constructions during the Crazy Hat Beach Party and Low Country Boil event on Wednesday night during the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous. We’ll let the photos speak for themselves – it sure was a lot of fun. We…

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2012 Third Annual Looper “Sunset Celebration”

on February 26th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, TWEETS: by | Comments

The 2012, Third Annual Looper “Sunset Celebration” was a huge success with over 120 in attendance. It was a little windy (not a problem for Loopers) – lots of good food was shared along with a chance to reacquaint ourselves with old friends. Thanks Patricia & George Hospodar for organizing the…

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2012 MTOA Gathering in Marathon

on February 22nd, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc., TWEETS: by | Comments

Another fun party in Marathon. Ken Chumley, on Mosey, organized the 2012 MTOA Gathering on the docks of Sombrero Dockside Marina (same spot as our Tuesday night pot luck a few days ago). It was a good time with lots of food and conversation. Lorenzo (Little David), Lisa, Ellen and…

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Tuesday Night Pot Luck – 1 Palm Tree Court

on February 21st, 2012 in CRUISING :, Florida Keys, FLORIDA: by | Comments

Tuesday night was the first of three boat parties this week in Marathon. It will be followed by an MTOA get-together on Wednesday night (same spot as tonight – on the docks at Sombrero Dockside Marina) and a Looper Sunset Celebration at Banana Bay Marina on Sunday night. The 1…

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Shrimp Night – Dockside

on February 8th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

Two days after the Ranger Tug 2012 Southern Rendezvous planned festivities there are still five Ranger Tugs at dock, including: Roam, Kismet, Illusions, Gipetto and Caroline Ann, most staying for the week. This really give us an opportunity to spend some quality time, as a smaller group, with those still…

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