"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 26, 2010

New Interior

We have made a few changes to the interior. New paint in the heads, pictures on the walls, bedspreads, and personal touches. We still would like to replace the vinyl in the shower area (maybe when the weather cools off) and replace a few fixtures in both heads. She really does feel like home now.

Galley and Saloon
Front Head                                                                          
Hallway to the Stateroom          
The Stateroom
Stateroom Head


June 25, 2010

June 20 - Father’s Day Cruise

Stan had a very relaxing day. We left the marina at 10:00, no destination in mind. We enjoyed watching the birds following the shrimp boats…kind of reminded me of a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds! We also had fun watching the dolphins playing around our boat. I counted eight at one time…and they were so close. Very entertaining.

We anchored just past Powderhorn Lake. We had a nice picnic lunch on board, read a little, Stan took a nap and generally just relaxed for the afternoon. It was a great way to spend the day.

June 1, 2010

May 31 - Memorial Day

We headed out around 11:30 with no destination in mind. We knew Kenneth and Earline were at their place at Magnolia Beach, so we headed that way. It was a beautiful day, not too hot for South Texas on Memorial Day.

When we reached the beach we were surprised we could get in so close. We haven’t attached the dinghy to the boat yet so Kenneth swam out to the boat and I swam in to see Earline. We visited on the beach for awhile and then swam back to the boat. Brandie and her family had been swimming at our house, but decided they wanted to come see the boat too. Everyone swam out to the boat. (I think we need to get the dinghy ready to go!)

We took everyone for a ride…the kids had a great time playing in the cabin and steering the boat. Brent and Kenneth were elected to swim ashore to get the cars and meet us at the dock in Port Lavaca. We had a wonderful day with everyone on board.

Brandy, Jenna, and Emma
Family on board

May 28 - Sunset over Matagorda Bay