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

  • Ph. III, day 18, Bridge is Out

    The George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) bridge, mile 845 is broken. CA found out today when walking back from the grocery store.

    That changes our plans.

    We'll wait here until the bridge is fixed and we have a suitable weather window.

    Here's Red Ranger waiting. If you squint, you …

  • Southbound Ph. III, day 15, Forecast Goodies

    New Smyrna is nice. We'd like to see the keys, though, so we're waiting on weather.

    Here's the far distant forecast.

    FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.

    FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to …

  • Southbound Ph. III, day 10, Rescue

    Been there. Know a lot of people who've been there.

    Engine doesn't work.

    Not us. Two fisherman who drifted through the anchorage.

    Towing Fisherman
    Towing Fisherman

    We heard the faint beep-beep from a 75HP, electric start outboard that wasn't starting. They were prepared. Had an anchor. Seemed to know what they were …

  • Southbound Ph. III, day 10, Waiting

    Waiting for weather in New Smyrna Beach. Weather is pleasant. Anchor is holding.

    Safe Anchor Screen Shot
    Safe Anchor Screen Shot

    This is the SafeAnchor app on the iPhone. It shows about 60' of movement between where I marked the anchor and where we are. In the SW corner of the circle, there's a …

  • Southbound Ph. III, Day 6, Fuel Tank Ickiness

    The dinghy's name is Scout. Scout's original fuel tank was pretty beat up.

    Dinghy Fuel Tank
    Dinghy Fuel Tank

    The tank was ancient — came with Red Ranger almost a decade ago — which means some of the plastic had started to crack. And other bits and pieces were starting to fall apart.

    The …

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