3-15-2014: Anchored out in the beautiful, clear blue water by Manjack Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to everyone

Les, our Dock Master, is in the Christmas spirit

Christmas kits at the beach this afternoon

I must have taken 30 or more pictures of all the dolphins we
have seen so far and all I got were pictures of water- this is
the first time I actually got pictures with dolphins in them

Dolphins celebrating Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More time at the Tiki Bar
This can get expensive!

Bobbie and Joan

We have just been hanging around the marina and exploring Treasure Island these past few days and getting ready for Christmas.  Went to John's Pass on Sunday with N-II-Wishin and Boomer; it was windy again and it felt a little chilly but we had fun.  Yesterday we went to the Pier in St. Petersburg by trolley with Boomer and had a nice time.  N-II-Wishin left yesterday morning. So there are just 4 Loopers left at the marina today.

I had a little mishap the other day.  The tide was up and it was windy.  Just as I went to get off the boat the wind blew and my foot hit the cleat on the dock and down I went.  I grabbed the railing on the boat because I didn't want to go into the water.  So there I was; feet on dock, body stretched out over the water, and my arm clutching the railing of the boat for dear life.  Luckily, Keith and Jerry were close by and helped me back onto the dock.  My ribs are bruised a little but otherwise I am OK and very thankful I did not go into the water!

Our little Christmas
Brought these from home
Had to have some outside lights
 CO's comments:  We were warned about cleats at night before we left Red Wing by our friends Jim and Linnea.  We didn't think we would have to worry about cleats during day light hours.  Lesson learned; we moved the boat 4' forward so that the cleat will not come in play during boarding and unboarding.  Also, the fuller the moon, the more the tide varies.

Winter Solstice-Lunar Eclipse
Taken at about 02:10 on 12-21-2010
(if you look close you can see the outline of the moon
in the middle-you might have to use your imagination!)