To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Merry Christmas from Red Ranger

Christmas Day 2013 on Red Ranger.

IMG_2120 "*Our stockings were hung in the cockpit with care — Dark Chocolate Oranges!*"
IMG_2127 "*The Bar is Open — Bloody Mary Fixings*"
IMG_2126 "*Christmas Waffles — A tradition that may not last much longer*"

The iTunes Christmas Mix in on shuffle.

It should warm up from 4°C to almost 16°C (60's) giving us a proper Florida winter day.

Last night we joined a lovely Christmas Eve service at the Avondale, UMC. It's a half-hour walk toward downtown.

I still have some shopping to do. Really. Since we're not going to see the kids until later in January, we've kind of skipped the official money-spending part of the holiday.

We're looking at replacing our ancient cassette player with something a little easier to integrate with. Something that has a Bluetooth iPod/iPad/iMac interface. We like the idea of wireless.

Plus there's the Si-Tex radar that goes with our Standard Horizon chart plotter. That's a bigger and more expensive shopping operation.

We'd really like a new suite of B&G instruments. Which might include a B&G radar. But that's a mountain of money. And our current instruments do work.

And. We'd like better solar powered deck-level lighting. A solar anchor light, for example, is highly recommended. We had two solar garden lights on the stern, but they died. The marine environment did them in. Salt water is like that.