Last Sunday Capt. Ron called me in Tucson and informed me that the motor mounts on Star of Orion were shot… Bummer.
Well there's a lot of beach here, but there's no ocean. The dew point is 12 degrees and it's dry, dry, dry.
Here's a shot of Maggie enjoying a day at sea. Now there's a dog that loves to sail. Most of you that have sailed with me know Maggie. She's a special little pooch that keeps us all company. My little girl. Star of Orion is staying pretty busy these days. Capt. Ron is on the helm as we speak and keeping her healthy and happy as well as taking you guys out to sea.
Man I love this business… Chartering in Southern Florida is incredible. I have the chance to visit with some of the most amazing people in the world. From Al walks of life and from every country you can think of. We have a short time together, so we learn about each other fast. We play, we bond and we enjoy what life has to offer us at the moment. It's a common bond that we all have and the sea is the glue that brings us together.
It then began to have a vapor trail. There it was. We got to see the shuttle launch from the water at Fort Myers Beach. Now I'm not sure the full distance, but it has to be about 250 miles away, by the way the crow flies. It was incredible. We saw the vapor trail, the separation and then the small little light, looked like a star, slipping out of our world. I was truly spectacular.
Boy my list was so perfect. I blocked out the time to get it all done. Then the work began.
March's weather here in Fort Myers Beach is amazing. We have been in a nice 7 day window that is keeping the winds in the mid teens and the seas quite. Perfect sailing weather. I should be in Key West or the Dry Tortugas or… BUT I can't complain. I'm sailing everyday, meeting great people and getting paid for what I'd do for free. Life is truly good and I don't expect it to change.