All is Calm….

Many Moons is anchored out tonight in the Lake Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) after traveling 58 miles, as father and son prepare to celebrate Christmas together in southern Florida. All is calm, and probably bright, since the moon is at 80%. For this we are grateful, after our last posting about high winds! It was not … Continue reading All is Calm….

A New Room For Many Moons

Jeff has always been good at bartering - exchanging goods or services without using cash. He's also a mechanical whiz. Now, Many Moons has a new "room" and Beachfront has a more mechanically-sound boat. Everyone's happy with the transaction. As I give this update, Jeff is anchored out alone near Fort Myers, Fla., in heavy … Continue reading A New Room For Many Moons

Alone? Not Quite! (Day 135)

Where is Many Moons now? People want to know! When we last checked in with Skipper Jeff, he was saying good-bye to Tom, who spent more than a week on board. Since then, Jeff has been alone at a small marina/campground on the Caloosahatchee River, Florida. Well, not quite alone! Jeff has a way of … Continue reading Alone? Not Quite! (Day 135)

Caloosahatchee (Day 125+)

What a fun name to say. Ka-loose-ah-hat-chee. About 2,800 miles into her journey, Many Moons rests awhile now in this river in southwest Florida which is part of the Okeechobee Waterway. She will spend the next few weeks in port there, at the WP Franklin Campground. First Mate Tom left the boat today, on schedule, … Continue reading Caloosahatchee (Day 125+)

East To Fort Myers (Day 124)

Sometimes you deserve a nice breakfast that's made by somebody else. Even better if it's in a famous-yet-quirky restaurant that's warmly decorated for Christmas. Many Moons left the west coast of Florida today and headed east, but not before its crew treated themselves to a memorable meal in a memorable place. Cabbage Key Inn and … Continue reading East To Fort Myers (Day 124)

Cayo Costa & Cabbage (Day 123)

This was the "day of the "C's" for Many Moons. Cayo Costa. Cabbage Cay (Key). Such colorful names on Florida's southwestern coast! That's where Jeff and Tom ended up after leaving Sarasota on Many Moons and traveling about 52 miles. They took some well-deserved time off to explore the beauty of two islands in Pine … Continue reading Cayo Costa & Cabbage (Day 123)

Back In The ICW (Day 121)

Since we left them three days ago, Jeff and Tom have practically sprinted -- if a trawler can "sprint" - farther south along Florida's west coast. They have re-entered the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and continue to anchor out, testing how long the water tank and grocery supplies will hold out. Here are a few photos … Continue reading Back In The ICW (Day 121)

Manatees & Crab Pots (Day 120)

Yesterday, manatees. Today, crab pots. Florida in late November! I write this on Sunday night from the small town of Cedar Key, about 30 miles north of Crystal River. The boat is almost 100 miles away, as I move north while Many Moons heads south. But I got to see her, and "the guys," one … Continue reading Manatees & Crab Pots (Day 120)

Anchoring 10 Miles Out (Days 118-19)

Many Moons spent Thanksgiving night at anchor, 10 miles off-shore. Huh?? Yup! That's how shallow it is off Florida's north-west coast. Just 15 feet deep. I wasn't there, of course. (See previous post.) Jeff sent me these photos as I waited in Carrabelle to meet my Michigan friends and my car. But I can't seem … Continue reading Anchoring 10 Miles Out (Days 118-19)

Missing The Boat (Day 117)

Many Moons is crossing the Gulf of Mexico today without me. My choice. But it still feels odd. How strange to watch her pull away from the dock in the pre-dawn! I worry. I feel adrift. Unmoored, as it were! So, I write. Because it anchors me. 😉 I did need to leave the boat … Continue reading Missing The Boat (Day 117)