Category Archives: Tales of the Sea

Gifts Rescinded

Who does not recognize that if we don’t cherish the gifts that nature lays out there for us, those gifts are rescinded? I try to be informed but am, like many, lazy and so was late coming to realize the … Continue reading

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John St. John

It was a sultry tropical night up on the top deck of the American Yacht Harbor marina, there in St. Thomas, that I first met John. Slightly built and weather worn, the sun does take its toll, he was introduced … Continue reading

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Be Careful…

I jabbed the throttles in reverse hard, twice, and we sprung loose from the trailer on the ramp and were afloat in the lake, where this boat is supposed to be.   The twin Chevy 350’s sounded smooth as we … Continue reading

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Thoughts After Trip Home

Written in spring, 2006 Back in the islands, after a scurried visit to the Big D, I’m thinking to share a few thoughts with those who just might be interested. If you’re not one of those now’s the time to … Continue reading

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Sailors help Sailors

For the past six years I have resided on the east end of St Thomas, USVI on a sailing vessel moored outside of American Yacht Harbor, in the Red Hook district. It’s my first time living full time within a … Continue reading

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That’s Just How I Am

After our first boat show in St Thomas and the debacle of losing our gear linkage trying to get out of the Crown Bay Marina, we made our way to an overnight anchorage at Great Cruz Bay, St John  We … Continue reading

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2007 Summer Cruising – Venezuela

Fall has settled on paradise bringing fresh winds, overcast skies and, at times, quite a bit of rain.  It was the rain and winds that welcomed me back after three months of cruising and a much-needed visit to Dallas.  Now … Continue reading

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