Billy the Tipper

March 4. We motored through Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 3. It’s now Friday and we are tied up to some dolphins (pilings) just west of the Port Mayaca railroad bridge. You’ll remember that on our outbound journey we tipped the boat ourselves to get our 50′ mast under the 49′ bridge. We barely squeezed through. …read more

The Caloosahatchee River

February 28 – March 3. We left Fort Myers Beach Sunday February 28 and motored down the Caloosahatchee River part of the Okeechobee Waterway. It was time to take ourselves and Blue Wing back to the dirt. The last time we passed this way we were on a mission to get to Mexico and had …read more

Key West back to Ft Myers

February 16 – 20. We left Key West on a gloomy morning. The forecast called for AM rain, then clear for the next few days. We did get rain as we motored out the Northwest Channel. Then it stopped as we turned east toward our first destination. Many weeks ago, our outbound trip from Ft …read more

Jan 16

Our trip south to Ft. Lauderdale using public transportation went as planned. There were a few snags in the trip to bring the boat north, though. First, the boat was grounded at the slip when we arrived. I had printed some tide tables, but nothing that showed the tides four miles up New River. We …read more