Experienced monohull sailor Peter B., recently retired from a successful industrial engineering construction career, decided the time had come to go cruising on a catamaran. The yacht was purchased in Kemah, TX, delivered to Panama City, Florida, then the Florida Keys. Peter’s wife Wendi joined the crew for some training in the Florida Keys as well as another passage to Charleston, South Carolina.
The crew makes ready to depart Texas on a cold February morning.
A standard sighting in the Gulf of Mexico.
Secure in Panama City, Florida.
Barber hauler in use for the reach.
Docked in Tavernier, Florida Keys.
On the beach at John Pennecamp park.
Dinghy ride in Largo Sound.
Snake Creek bridge.
Planning for PV panel installation with Alex of SeaTek Marine.
The two most important things about cruising on a sailboat? Sleeping and eating.
Gulf Stream speed over ground: 12.2 knots.
Catch and release.
It is important to have the proper port and starboard dishwashing gloves.