I found your blog from the post you made here. The widget ( whatever that is ) made it easy to go back and read from the start of your trip. Nice job. Good writing and a interesting read. I had intended to invite you to stay a day or two at our dock on the ICW but you have already gone past us. Spent a pleasurable hour or two reading about your trip.
It is not hard at all to get to the beginning of your blog. I read a few entries but I havenít had time yet to read much, but I will.
Iíve read a lot of boat blogs in the last few months, since Iím kinda laid up with some medical issues at the moment.
Mikes' rules for boat bloggers -
1. I donít care what you had for dinner, unless you caught it yourself.
2. I like to hear about where you anchored.
3. I like to hear about the marinas you stayed in, and what you thought of them. Yeah there is AC, but you can be more subjective on your own blog.
4.I like to hear about problems you encountered along the way, and how, and who helped you solve them.
5. Write you blog for your intended audience, most likely your children, and friends, not so much for a stranger like me. Still, I guess most authors like to be read, so remember there are some readers out there like me.
This advice is worth what you paid for it.
Some blogs of note -
Sterling Kennedy, who I know in real life blogs about his two completed loops, told almost entirely in pictures here
. Click on the links for the different loops.
Joe Pica, who I also know in real life, has also done the loop twice, as well as 920 miles up the Ohio, and another 175 miles up the Monongahela Carolyn Ann
Next to Me
is about a Seattle couple who bought a east coast boat to do the loop. They are near the finish line and will likely sell their Jefferson 43 and return home. Itís well written and worth a read.
Swing Set is about a couple who retired from the ďbeer factoryĒ in St. Louis ( I think we all know who that is) and sold everything before cruising on their SeaRay 46 Sedan Bridge at 8 knots. Interesting guy, with a sharp view of the world around him. Swing Set