S/V Lemonade

In January 2016 my sailing buddy and I got married, bought a boat and started preparing her for the journey of a lifetime.
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Underway

Underway

We left West Palm before 8 am, along with a fleet of sport-fisher boats lined up like ducks along the inside of the Intracoastal. As…

Bon voyage!

Bon voyage!

It’s a few hours after sunset. We’re anchored at the entrance to the inlet at West Palm, a place that seems to sum up current…

Carpe diem

Carpe diem

Our first 24 hours on the boat was surreal. The first night, with our bed safely packed away in storage, I slept terribly. Around 2 am I…

The Great Engine Mystery

The Great Engine Mystery

In part III of our shakedown sail, I finally disclose why our trip came to an end – and a whole lot more info about engines that you might not know (or even need to know!).

Shark!?

Shark!?

As a tow boat captain, Greg spends most of his time on the right end of the tow line, as the rescuer. We’ve now been on the…

Shakedown

Shakedown

Sometimes you shake down the boat. Sometimes the boat shakes you.

Dreamboat

Dreamboat

After five days of working (okay, and eating fresh fish and seafood and kayaking and chillin’ on the Gulf), the rain cleared and we left…

The Call of the Boat

The Call of the Boat

We stopped a few more places on our way down through Florida. We stayed a night at Manatee Springs, which turned out to be one…