ANCHORAGE // Little Crawl Key/Curry Hammock State Park, Jan. 27th, 2021

Rating: 5 Anchors! We found out about this little hurricane hole from our neighbors on M/Y Willow at Yacht Haven Marina near Boot Key Harbor, Marathon down in the Florida Keys. They raved about it and how they had plans to go there almost every week because they loved it so much. Not only isContinue reading “ANCHORAGE // Little Crawl Key/Curry Hammock State Park, Jan. 27th, 2021”

SIMPLY JUST Paddling // Exploring a Mangrove Tunnel, Curry Hammock State Park

No talking…simply just paddling! Luckily our anchorage for the week was near the very start of a mangrove tunnel and what is a part of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail! We had an absolute blast exploring by doing an out and back of this tunnel and seeing lots of large iguanas along the way!

SIMPLY JUST Snorkeling // Looe Key Reef, Florida Keys

Our family took a break from sailing for the day and stopped at Looe Key Reef. Cody, our son, got some great footage including a shark, turtle, and HUGE spotted eagle ray! He also edited this video! Looe Key Reef is about 5 miles south of Ramrod Key and about 8 miles southwest of BigContinue reading “SIMPLY JUST Snorkeling // Looe Key Reef, Florida Keys”

REVIEW // Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina

12/20/20-Islamorada, FL- We were desperate to find a marina with diesel, water, pump out AND ice. Tried to get into Mangrove Marina and it could not accommodate our draft so we called Plantation and they said they could take us. We have a 21’ beam so for us, it felt a little tight but weContinue reading “REVIEW // Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina”

December 5th, 2020 Update: A Change Of Plans…

So, ya…we were supposed to leave the marina today (Dec. 7th) but…as we’ve quickly found out living the boat life…plans change and schedules don’t matter! Watch to find out what our new plans are…for the moment. Sorry for the video sound…I was trying a new background noise reduction app! 😲

MINI MOVIE: Thanksgiving Sail to Peck Lake // Join the adventure to Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge!

Join the adventure as we take our friends visiting from Virginia to Peck Lake just south of Stuart, FL along the ICW. It’s a part of the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. An interesting anchorage trying to navigate it for the first time…but well worth it. It has a private beach only accessible by boatContinue reading “MINI MOVIE: Thanksgiving Sail to Peck Lake // Join the adventure to Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge!”

DESTINATION: Stuart, FL // Our Maiden Voyage Down the Florida ICW

This was the moment we’d been waiting for! The maiden voyage of Konstantina. Join the adventure as we sail from St. Augustine, FL to Stuart along the Florida Intracoastal Waterway. Experience what it’s like to hail a bridge tender, sail through a bascule bridge, be overtaken by million dollar boats, see dolphins, and raise theContinue reading “DESTINATION: Stuart, FL // Our Maiden Voyage Down the Florida ICW”

Working During a Pandemic

When our worlds got tossed upside down this past March, our careers were in jeopardy. Myself and my husband, Steve, offered outdoor adventures and classes for the public, my sister Lacey and her husband were bartenders, a musician and an artist. As you can imagine, with all of our jobs serving the public…work stopped immediatelyContinue reading “Working During a Pandemic”

GEAR REVIEW // Pelagic 30L Water-Resistant Aquapak Backpack

Capacity: 30 liters Dimensions: 13″x6″x24″  MSRP: $149 (but we found one on sale) Website:  PELAGIC (PE-ˈLA-JIK) DEFINITION: Adjective:1. Of, related to, or living in the open oceans and seas, rather than areas near land. 2. A highly migratory predator such as marlin, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, and sharks which reside in open water – amongst theContinue reading “GEAR REVIEW // Pelagic 30L Water-Resistant Aquapak Backpack”