Saturday, March 18, 2017

Finally!!


The winds finally subsided enough to take the dinghy down on Tuesday. The kids insisted that we go find their buddy, Gracie. The whole Red Head crew joined Gracie and her people, John and Marilyn, on the cockpit of Carolina.


Dee Dee managed to make herself right at home.


Wednesday blew like stink, so Thursday was our first trek to Peanut Island. The kids didn't waste a minute making up for lost time. After 3 days in a row, we now have an official routine.


The views may not be quite as spectacular as Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas. But for Dylan, Dee Dee, and Gracie, the swimming is just fine.

Monday, March 13, 2017

On The Road Again


Dylan and Dee Dee are happy to have finally thrown off the lines and headed back out on the water. Destination, Lake Worth.


This seasoned crew fell right into the routine. They even heard from their very best Bahamas buddy, Gracie, on the radio who is arriving today as well.


It'll be "Bahamas lite" as the three of them tear up the beaches at Peanut Island. But really does it matter where the beach is located? Swimming is swimming. And it's that much sweeter with your best buddy. Tomorrow, let the fun begin!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mutiny Averted?


Due to some unanticipated work on Red Head, the crew is finding itself still tied to the dock at the Hinckley yard in Stuart. We hope to be leaving shortly and heading south. But first there is some unfortunate news that Mom and Dad must break to the crew. The question was how to do it without inciting a mutiny.


First, make sure they are well rested - when are they not?


Then feed them their favorite meal - pretty much anything you put in their dish.


Next, lavish them with attention - especially belly rubs.


Finally, distribute some t-r-e-a-t-s.

Then the moment of truth. "Dylan, Dee Dee, Red Head's crew will not be going to Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas this winter." (More treats and belly rubs.)


Mom and Dad explained that there were a lot of things going on now so the decision was made to simply head to Lake Worth, FL where we will anchor off of Peanut Island. We even showed them that it got 5 bones on the bringfido site. Not sure that convinced them.


So we pulled out the big guns. We would be meeting their much cherished Great Harbour Cay buddy, Gracie, (and her crew John and Marilyn) where we will swim at Peanut Island every day! Who could forget the fun they've had with Gracie?!


Hmmmm... Looks like they may be pacified for now. We'll still be keeping extra treats and belly rubs close for a while. Can't afford to have the crew mutiny. How would we run the boat without them?