Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
A very happy Captain Kevin. "Island Hopper" ran well with no problems during our journey to Longboat Key Moorings. Tate the "Bird Dog" has also enjoyed his boat trip.
Tonight we will be be toasting the arrival of "Island Hopper" to her winter berth with a bottle of Schramsberg, Blanc De Blanc, Champagne, given to us by our friends at Ohio River Launch Club. Cheers!! Thanks everyone! The champagne was great!!! We didn't crack the bottle on the boat, but drank every drop. After our toast and a beautiful sunset, we grilled steaks on the boat. The past 4 weeks have gone so quickly.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Just one of the many beautiful homes on Bird Key.
Later in the afternoon we walked into St. Armands Circle and browsed the shops. As Kevin would say, "No bargains here". Tonight we are having dinner at the Sarasota Yacht Club.
The Shops on St. Armands Circle.
View of the Venice Yacht Club from the water.
The prams racing on the water.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Island Hopper docked at Clearwater Municipal Marina, Clearwater, FL.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
After lunch we went to Lu Lu's gift shop for some souvenirs, then back to the boat for our cruise to Pensacola Yacht Club. We were boarded by the Florida Marine Patrol today. They requested our documentation certificate. It only took a few minutes for Kevin to be approved to continue. We arrived at the Pensacola Yacht Club around 4:15 PM. The city of Pensacola lies on the north shore of Pensacola Bay. Nicknamed the city of "five flags", it has a rich history, picturesque old downtown area and many historical forts in the area. Island Hopper traveled 78 miles today. We took the dingy to dinner at the Oar House Restaurant, since the yacht club is closed on Mondays.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Ater Kevin returned from the airport run he worked on the boat and chatted with other boaters. Another couple from MS on the dock bought a new Ocean Alexander from the same dealer the we did in St. Pete, FLA. Kevin toured the boat and they discussed their OAs. Again, the weather was sunny and in the high 70s. We decided to take the dingy to Mariner's Marina across the river for dinner. Instead of putting the motor on the dingy we rowed across the river. What a hoot! Tied the dingy to Pier Pressure ( the boat from MO) and went up to the restaurant. Had a drink at the bar with boaters we met earlier in the week. We had a good grouper dinner and then rowed back to the Island Hopper. Luckily there was no river traffic. Another great day on the river!