Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Retirement Coast

Florida has it’s Emerald Coast, Treasure Coast, and Space Coast. Tampa’s deranged author, Tim Dorsey, calls Florida’s southwest between Sarasota and Marco Island, the Retirement Coast.  We left Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton on a sunny morning in early March, … Continue reading

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A Pug’s Tale

I knew something was different when we had popcorn three nights in a row.  I’m not complaining because I love popcorn.  I’m a popcorn whisperer. I know it’s coming before it makes the boat smell better than bacon. The TV … Continue reading

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Bradenton Blues

We had high expectations of our stay in Bradenton.  We planned to stay a full month, the first planned long term stay of our trip.  Marina economics were one of the drivers.  Another was a simple desire to sit still … Continue reading

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Boca Ciega Bay

We cleared our slip at Clearwater Beach early the day after New Years, added 100 gallons of diesel to our starboard tank, and headed South.  We were bound for Bradenton, on the Manatee river just south of Tampa Bay. It … Continue reading

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Clearwater Beach

We left Tarpon Springs feeling anxiety and a bit of melancholy.  Either our stay seemed too short, we were not fully recovered from the Crossing, or perhaps, we just needed more Greek food! Nonetheless, we put those emotions aside, tossed … Continue reading

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