Archives for April 2011

How I became infected with Boatbuilding Disease

Highland LassI have always watched with interest the efforts of home boat builders as they create and customize their own craft, often over a very long period of time. Some of the boats are incredibly beautiful and I can't believe they actually … [Read more...]

Swimming With Humpback Whales – Day 5 & End

Red Clouds In Morning Thursday started out with the underside of high clouds painted red by the sun. The breeze was still blowing, but not quite as hard as on previous days. The persistent wind made me wish we were allowed to bring our sailing … [Read more...]

Swimming With Humpback Whales – Days 3 and 4

Tuesday Sunrise We woke up Tuesday to strong winds, above the 25 knot wind limit set for Silver Bank whale watch operators. The weather delay meant a leisurely breakfast watching for whales around the mooring area. The coral heads scattered around … [Read more...]

Swimming With Humpback Whales – Day 2

Blazing Sunrise Monday morning we had lots of whales around the mooring area as we were sipping coffee on deck before breakfast. One was pec slapping just beyond the Turks & Caicos Explorer II, moored next to us, then put on a display of … [Read more...]

Swimming With Humpback Whales – Day 1

Welcome to the Silver Bank! The journey, the adventure, and our first day with the Humpback Whales For ten years now, my friend Gene has told me about his annual pilgrimage to the Silver Bank to swim with the Humpback Whales in the Marine Mammal … [Read more...]

Swimming With Humpback Whales On The Silver Bank

Marine Mammal Sanctuary Silver Bank, Dominican Republic Swimming with Humpback Whales on the Silver Bank Our trip to the Silver Bank off the Dominican Republic to swim with the Humpback Whales with Conscious Breath Adventures! … [Read more...]

Watertribe Everglades Challenge 2011 Start

Kayak and sailing fleets depart from Fort Desoto Park beach Sunshine Skyway Bridge at Dawn The Everglades Challenge is an annual event in which kayaks, canoes and small sailboats race from Fort Desoto Park at the mouth of Tampa Bay down to Key … [Read more...]