We have been very busy on Ocean Spirit. Busy as in extra special fun! We did have a slight change of plans, finding ourselves back in the US sooner than later. More on that in a minute, but for now let’s get to the pleasure of entertaining. We had the Jones family visit us for a week. That’s right…3 extra people in our approximate 500 square feet of living space for 7… Read More

The NE wind is blowing 25 mph, therefore not a great dinghy day, so it’s a good time to catch up on the blog. The timing is such on Ocean Spirit, though we publish this post, we are thinking nonstop about our family and friends back home who are experiencing unbelievable weather and flooding challenges. As we currently sway at anchor off Great Guana Cay in the Abacos, our constant thoughts are… Read More

Most of you know the reason we are living on Ocean Spirit, some of you don’t. The reason is Jamie Benson. Ten years ago today, our only child left this earthly life having fought cystic fibrosis for over twenty-three years. Bound for glory in the arms of our Savior, God graced us that night with this sunset just a few hours after her death… Jamie enjoyed life to the fullest! She especially… Read More

We made it and enjoyed our welcome into the Bahamian turquoise waters by Flipper and friends. Our crossing wasn’t our best, but it wasn’t our worst. The important fact is we safely arrived at Old Bahama Bay in West End! As well, we  had plenty of time to clear Customs and Immigration. As planned we left the US via Baker’s Haulover Inlet just as the sun was rising. We had a good… Read More

For the past thirteen days we have been patiently waiting for a weather window to cross to the Bahamas. Tomorrow is as good as it appears it is going to get. We have researched, networked and over-thought all of this to the tenth degree. We are ready, physically and mentally…so we are taking advantage of the forecast and going. Tonight we are anchored in University Cove in North Miami. We are less… Read More

The best laid plans…describes our past few days. After months of preparation and weeks of provisioning, Ocean Spirit finally left the dock. We had been tethered to Slip B-12 at Legacy Harbour for five + months and we were ready to get cruising again in every sense of the word. Monday, April 8th, we got underway as shiny as this old girl has ever been and with 76 frozen meals. Ready, set…go…. Read More

Well, hello again. It’s been a while since we last checked in. Though we have been absent from blogging, we certainly hope we haven’t been forgotten! All is well…we have been hanging around Legacy Harbour Marina in Fort Myers the past few months.Specifically: B Dock – Slip 12I know this will come as a surprise to all: Jim has been working almost non-stop with his Ocean Spirit maintenance projects. As we turned… Read More

Joy to the World…The Lord Has Come! Merry Christmas Family and Friends! We send our heartfelt greetings from Legacy Harbour Marina in Fort Myers. We have had a busy month, spending a week in Oklahoma. We were back in Florida just in time to get Ocean Spirit in the Spirit of Christmas. Our decorations by day… …and by night… We have heard from many and wanted to extend our wishes to each… Read More

WARNING…The following post could take all of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to read!                         I am at a bit of a loss as to how to bring our blog up to date. Once we left Maine toward the end of August and began a southerly direction, I didn’t do a very good job of reporting. There were several reasons: we had long… Read More

We are back in Fort Myers! Whew…what a ride parts of the past six months have been. Well, in reality, we were gone one day shy of six months. Thanks to each of you for traveling along with us for the 4135 miles from Legacy Harbor Marina to the furthest east point of Northeast Harbor and back. The eight weeks we spent in Maine will definitely go down in our memory banks… Read More