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Old 03-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #21
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The bugs, lightning, and steamy, tropical weather will keep me away.*

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Mark, take a closer look-------no screens, no A/C, no heat.* Perfect!

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But where are the mountains?

Looking toward Skagway, AK:



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Old 03-07-2011, 08:49 PM   #22
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Mark,
One does not need mountains in FL. They have fruity rum drinks with flowers in them instead.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #23
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But where are the mountains?

Mark, we live in the mountains and boat on the coast.* I think mountains like that would just clutter up my radar screen.

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:09 PM   #24
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I think Don has this whole thing figured out.* Who else among us has a barcalounger on the beach??*

Don is my hero.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:57 PM   #25
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Don
Your doing it right!
They don't say "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco" about Charlotte harbor.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #26
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To say I am jealous would be a HUGE understatement!!* Huge.

Love the pics Don!*
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:37 PM   #27
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This is the earyliest I have been out.

Did a little crabbing and sight seeing.

1.* Garmin advertisment
2.* This one was a keeper 5 1/2"
3.* Whittier across Passage Canal
4.* All small had to let them all go

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:17 PM   #28
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Dude,* Good going--like the snow capped mountians.* At 70+ degrees today in NJ I should have gone out to.* Just could not get to the boat.* Always sumpthin!

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Old 04-04-2011, 02:45 PM   #29
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Alright JohnP It's time to change that. Race ya to the Dock!!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:48 PM   #30
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My back Yard



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Old 04-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #31
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Pretty nice backyard SD.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:58 PM   #32
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Great photos! That's one serious looking boat too!
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #33
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Watcha mean serious?

Is that good or bad?

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Old 04-12-2011, 04:55 PM   #34
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LOL** Serious....meaning salty, good looking, safe, strong, etc.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #35
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Dude,

Just noticed that guy up in the mast and poles. Don't look safe to me. Love your pics though. Looks and sounds colder up there. Still snows now and then here but we're mostly into rain now. No more ice in the water at all. We were in Ketchikan all day tuesday and it rained hard all day and blew 25. Thankfully we had the car.

PG,

Make Don put up more steamy pics. I can handle the wind up here look'in at his pics.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:08 PM   #36
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Eric, here's one to hold you over.* It is a couple of the grandkids swimming at a deserted beach at Man-O-War Cay in the Abacos.* The water felt like silk on your skin.

The 2nd picture was made by friends on Second Star as they crossed the Gulf Stream back from the Bahamas about a week ago.* It shows the true color of the Stream and about 20 dolphin playing in her bow wave.

Eric, the PNW has the beauty of the mountains and nature.* Here it is all about the water and sand and beaches.* Nature abounds here also.

Hardy anything beats trolling in the cobalt blue waters of the Gulf Stream along a line of*golden sargassum weed.* Sargassum has its own miniature ecosystem.* The small crustaceans and sealife living in it attract small fish to feast on them.* The small fish attract larger fish.* When you find a line or large area, you can almost always catch all the dolphin (mahi-mahi) you want, and other fish up to blue marlin.* A well made up line of sargassum will almost always guarantee a successful day of fishing.

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* Sargassum has its own miniature ecosystem.* The small crustaceans and sealife living in it attract small fish to feast on them.* The small fish attract larger fish.* When you find a line or large area, you can almost always catch all the dolphin (mahi-mahi) you want, and other fish up to blue marlin.* A well made up line of sargassum will almost always guarantee a successful day of fishing.



*I have seen something similar in the waters up here in Alaska.

You will see little pads of seaweed and flotsum with a small bird that lives on them. I don't know what kind.**Sort of looks like a snipe. long toes. Anyway they hang out on there little floating island. I thought it was kind of interesting.

Very cool pics Don.

Some day I have to make it down to that area of the world. Can't stay in the snow and dark all my life.*

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A picture for Tony on Living Light.* It kind of reminds me of some of your pictures, Skipperdude.* This one was taken early morning on the Tennessee River.* In the original print, it is hard to tell which is top or bottom.* It was our Trawler China Doll.* The picture is circa 1982.


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abacos photo looks like a postcard!* I still haven't found a teleporter, otherwise I think I'd be THERE!
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abacos photo looks like a postcard!* I still haven't found a teleporter, otherwise I think I'd be THERE!
*Thanks, Jennifer.* It is no credit to the photographer.* The place actually looks like a post card.

I think you can pick up a teleporter at a Startrek convention.

Wondered where you've been.

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