I had my Florida Keys trip planned out perfectly. We were going to dive the three largest wrecks in the Keys: the Vandenberg, the Spiegel Grove, and the Duane. I really looked forward to our planned trip. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with my plans. Our plans derailed on our first day in the Keys. We timed our drive down to Key West so that we could catch Continue Reading
From Seasick to Seas the Day
I must have been a fish in a previous life. If not a fish, then at least something aquatic. I love the water, and never get seasick. I just returned from a week trip to the Florida Keys. While there, I stayed on a houseboat and spent the majority of my time scuba diving. True, I did spend multiple hours a day on dry land, but those hours were outnumbered by the ones spent Continue Reading
Dried Up Slug Seeks Warmth and Moisture
Lately, I’ve been feeling inadequate and sluggish. The evidence of my inadequacies stare me in the face on a daily basis. The kitchen is dirty. The bathrooms are dirty. The table is covered with paperwork. The decorative canoe paddles sit in the corner even though we have mounting supplies. The office is a disorganized mess. The calendar I make once a year Continue Reading
Do You Make This Mistake in Life?
I get odd looks at times. When I bought a thick pair of PrimaLoft gloves for cross-country skiing, I received one such look. Why would I want gloves that warm for an active, sweat producing exercise? Most people wear thin, highly breathable gloves that barely provide a windbreak. I am not most people. Continue Reading
Where Should I Go For Winter Warmth and Sun?
This winter, I want to go somewhere warm and sunny, say late January or February. My husband and I had hoped to charter a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands. That will not be happening. Do you have any suggestions? Cost is the largest issue. We could sail the BVI, but don’t want to spend that kind of money right now. We also know a wonderful place in the Bahamas, Continue Reading