This site is a collection of tales of our adventures, both on and off the water. Welcome aboard.

Welcome aboard. This site is a collection of tales about our experiences (mostly so that we ourselves can remember). Most of the events documented in our Travelogues have - so far - taken place along the west coast of Florida aboard our trawler Sea Gator with her two people, one cat named Goldie, and one dinghy named Bump Head.

We've also included in-depth articles about People, Places and Things we've enjoyed and Boat Improvement Projects that have proved useful - use the links at left or below.

Recent travelogues... and stuff

April 30, 2016
Still Hull Side Down
April 15,2015
Cruising 2015
January 30,2015
To Florida By Rail
April 14, 2014
2013-2014 Whatever
April 5, 2013
St. John's River - The Return Trip
March 20, 2013
Florida's Heartland - St. John's River
March 7, 2013
Heading North, Against All Reason
February 6, 2013
On the Rodes Again
April 3, 2012
To Never Say A Commonplace Thing
The Ghost and Captain Jack A WWII sailor relives an uncanny encounter
March 5, 2012
On the Move
Feb. 10, 2012
Nothing to See Here, Folks (a Travelogue about nothing)
May 15, 2011
Peaceful Days
Apr. 8, 2011
Around Boot Key Harbor and Marathon
Mar. 15, 2011
Sights of Coconut Grove; Cruise to the Middle Keys
Mar. 1, 2011
East Coast: Anchorages in the AICW; Visit to Miami's South Beach
Feb. 20, 2011
To the East Coast on the Inland Waterway
Sweet Life at the Home of Honey Behind the scenes at the legendary family-owned Harold P. Curtis Honey Company, LaBelle FL
Feb. 7, 2011
Leaving La Marina, Doctors; Night Life; Cruising Itinerary
Jan. 8, 2011
First Travelogue of the 2010-2011 season; An excellent summer and a snowy start to winter
Women On Board
© 2010
25 Women Share Their Experiences of Taking on the Great Loop and Other Long-Distance Cruising & Sailing Adventures

Read Chapter 8 by Sea Gator's own Pat Ehrman
May 20, 2010
Last Travelogue of the 2009-2010 season; Heading for Home A Few Miles at a Time
Jan. 3, 2010
First Travelogue of the 2009-2010 season; Holiday Gatherings; People, Pet and Boat Care

Readers' favorites...

Marinatown Travelogue #1,
Nov. 28, 2005
Travelogue #1, in which we lubbers take possession of our boat and experience karaoke in the night
April 25, 2009
Mohawk, Western Union, Vandenberg, Elsbeth III

What is a hook on a pole used for retrieving or picking up objects and for fending off? A "boathook" is an invaluable tool and our website's namesake.
May 20, 2007
Night crossing of the Gulf, homeward bound
Anchor Alarm
The Sequel
A Stand-Alone Portable GPS-Based Anchor Alarm Refined
Feb. 04, 2009
Beaches to Barns
Outward Bound - An Inward Journey "There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less." - Kurt Hahn, Outward Bound founder
Dec. 22, 2007
Decking the Boat and Decking the Halls; In Memorium

Ship's Manifest

Women on Board Cruising

Get a different perspective of life on the water: discover the other 24 women cruisers featured in

Rick's Anchor Alarm Now Available for Purchase

In response to popular demand a limited number of Rick's custom designed-built portable GPS-based anchor alarms are now available.

See Anchor Alarm - Purchase Information for details.