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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

12-31-2013; Still in Gulfport, FL

Happy New Year!

(Taken from a friends Face Book page)

It is New Year's Eve and we are still in Gulfport, FL.  We are having some electrical work done on the boat and Charlie, our electrician, has to come back on Thursday and maybe Friday to finish up.  We have just been catching up on things while we are here.  Rented a car yesterday and did all the usual errands and tonight going to "O'Maddy's" for dinner.  We ate there last New Year's and it was delicious.

Last Friday night Keith talked with 2 young men that were going out fishing for shrimp and they said we could buy some fresh shrimp from them when they got back.  We stayed up until 01:00 in the morning and they were not back so we went to bed.  When we woke up the next morning we had a pail with shrimp in it by our ladder.  They were little but very tasty.  When they came out to fish again on Saturday night Keith went over and thanked them and offered to pay but they said they were on the house as they were small; very nice young men.  They said if they got some bigger ones that night they would leave some more by our ladder as they would not be back until about 03:00 Sunday AM.  No shrimp when we got up, must not have been a good night.

CO's Comments:  Last week a salvage crew headed out and came back in after dark with a Cessna 150 that they had raised out of the bay using large air bags.  Took the wings off, loaded it on their truck, and away they went.  We still don't know exactly what happened.

12-25-2013: Our little Christmas Tree

12-31-2013:  Sun Rise at Gulfport Municipal Marina

12-26-2013: Kim Jo IV docked at Clearwater