The last day of the year. It’s that time to say goodbye to another twelve months in this journey called life and start thinking ahead to the next year we are going to usher in tonight. We wanted to share a few of our favorite pictures taken in 2017. As a recap, we traveled 2626 nautical miles, were out on the water making a wake more than half of the year, had… Read More

~ From Ocean Spirit, on the Third Sunday of Advent ~ ~ We wanted to share some JOY with you ~ ~ And send each of you our Best Wishes for the Spirit of the Season ~ Joy to the world, the Lord is come! …As our hearts prepare to receive the King in the coming days… …May we repeat with sounding joy and proclaim the glories of His righteousness…. Praying your… Read More

Tomorrow is my very favorite day of the entire year. I love Thanksgiving. There are no gifts involved, it is only about gratitude as we all gather together. Many of you will be with family, many of you will be with friends, many will be alone. Some will be celebrating life, some facing major challenges and some grieving. For each and everyone reading this, please know an extra prayer is being lifted… Read More

As we quickly shared with you in our last post, we had a successful crossing…..certainly the best kind! Below are pictures of the vessels we made the passage with. Buddy boating at its best. The parade of boats included Ocean Spirit, TOSCA II hailing from Calgary Canada and DC CURRENTS from Beloit Wisconsin:The players were Duane and Criss Johnson of DC CURRENTS and Alexandra and Rowland Harrison of TOSCA II:Winter had arrived… Read More

Just a quick note to say we are glad to report in from Clearwater Harbor Marina. Our crossing began from Carrabelle yesterday at 2:10pm and we arrived today at 11:30am. We started off with smooth conditions & the wave action picked up in the wee morning hours. Approaching Clearwater we had about 4000 crab pots, well maybe 400….ok at least 40 that were successfully dodged.😉Bottom line: We celebrated the 8,000 nautical mile mark… Read More

While we wait patiently at anchor off Carrabelle Beach for a crossing opportunity to trek back across the Gulf, I have taken advantage of the free moments and our hotspot for a final post of our time in Florida’s Panhandle. Many of you have asked why we have to cross the Gulf? The Big Bend area of Florida is known for its very shallow water, therefore there is no way to follow… Read More

Well Nate is over. I think we will always remember him as the perfect storm to cut our hurricane teeth on. We learned a lot about prepping Ocean Spirit and ourselves for a hurricane. One of us stretched themselves in their comfort level of a hurricane. I will let you guess which one of us that was 🙂 We remained in Homeport Marina for an extra day. There were two seventy-foot yachts… Read More

Just a very quick update to report in safe and sound on Ocean Spirit. All is very well! 👍⚓️  I will write more later but wanted to let any non-Facebooker’s know this old strong girl was a rock during Nate.  Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers! 

We have included the cover photo on this blog post for you to get the visual of where we are. We are tightly tucked into Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores. It’s almost as if the marina is down in a gully with twelve-foot cement walls surrounding us. The floating docks offer a huge additional confidence factor of dealing with the surge expected. We are truly in about the best place a boater… Read More

I have always liked the name Nate. Hoping & praying in a few days I will still feel the same way. We have been in Orange Beach for the past two weeks thoroughly enjoying the privilege of being at a peaceful private dock behind the beautiful home of new friends. In a future post we will share more details of our time spent here. Hint: We love the Orange Beach area and… Read More