We were saddened to lose our beloved senior canine crew member Dyna on May 14, 2013. She will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts. We remember her on the masthead picture of her and Dylan as they began their TakingPaws adventures. You can share a glimpse of her extraordinary life onboard in the TakingPaws archives or her memorial posting.
Karen and Jeff have logged some 40,000 nautical miles cruising between Maine, Key West, the Bahamas, and the Great Loop on their DeFever 53RPH named aCappella. Their crew are two yellow Labrador retriever dogs - Dylan (9) and Dee Dee (3). Dylan (named for the Celtic god of the waves) is the grandson of Dyna. Dyna is also the great-great-grandmother of both of Dee Dee's parents, hence Dee Dee for "Dyna on both sides."
In 2016 Dylan and Dee Dee acquired a new home, a Florida Bay Coaster named Red Head. They look forward to even more adventures cruising with two brunettes, two blondes, and a redhead.
The blog and adventures center around the voyages taken together generally through the eyes of the canine crew.
Karen and Jeff are the founders of ActiveCaptain (www.activecaptain.com).