Our Floating Home Archive

Where the Dolphins Swim

I’m like a kid every time I see a dolphin come up for air! I stop what I am doing and turn my focus to these beautiful creatures. The biggest smile comes across my face as I wait for their smooth, silvery bodies come to the surface for another breath. One afternoon, while in New Smyrna Beach, I watch a ripple on the water and …

Loving Saint Augustine

Have we found the town where we’d like to settle down? Did you ever dream of a perfect town where you’d like to live? The main crossroads near the place we’d called home for over 30 years had grown from 2 lanes to 6 lanes. Big box stores and subdivisions were popping up all around us. We felt it was time to move on.  In …

Our Second Journey Down the IntraCoastal Waterway

Our second trip south we felt a bit more relaxed and comfortable having a bit of experience under our belt. We safely arrived in Florida on December 2 where we will spend the winter. Good thing we had some experience with the journey because we came across a few challenges. We left Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor in Chesapeake City, MD on November 1, 2018.  Our …

I’m Not Mechanical

Two years ago when we bought our Floating Home, it was more boat than I ever imagined owning. It has two Yanmar 480 diesel engines, Racor fuel filters two vacuflush bathrooms, a 10 KW Generator and let’s just say a breaker panel that scared the hell out of me when I first saw it! My initial thought and fall back answer when something needed fixing …