After driving past it so many times, we finally made it to Calusa Beach at the Bahia Honda State Park. It’s one of the prettiest little beaches in the Florida Keys with powdery white sand and a scenic abandoned Read More
We tie up to a mooring ball located just above the magical, aquarium-like Sombrero Reef. About 3 miles offshore, this under water protected sanctuary and preservation area sits below the 140-foot Sombrero Key Read More
We enjoy incredibly fresh seafood aboard Izula. And the catch here in Southport has been exceptional. Just off the back of the boat, the boys reel in a variety of delicacies. Keepers on this week’s menu have Read More
This time of year, it’s a challenge to sail southward along the US East Coast. It takes patience. The prevailing summer wind is SW—which is exactly the direction we want to go. Most boats are headed north toward the Read More

SUP Fun in Beaufort

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We met the wonderfully friendly Beaulieu family on the dock yesterday. They kindly introduced us to the fun of SUPs. We’re officially in the market for some of these toys now. It’s great to look down Read More
We dinghy over to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. It’s 207 steps and 163 feet up to the top. The climb takes us just over 5 minutes. Wind howls at 25 knots as we crawl through the hatch to get to the circular outer Read More
With wind dead on the nose in the Beaufort channel, we hoist the main then unfurl the jib in 10-ish knots of breeze. As we turn north toward the waypoint, sails fill in. Izula reaches 7 knots — even with a furry Read More