Dog Island is a remote barrier island located in the northwestern corner of the Florida Gulf. The island’s location, its beauty, its uncrowded white sandy beaches, surf fishing, and several protected anchorages make Dog Island an appealing location for small boat sailors.
Name: Dog Island, Florida
Where: Located in the Northwestern Florida Gulf, 3.5 miles offshore [...]
One of the best things about going cruising is getting back home– no matter the length of the cruise. You might enjoy returning from a circumnavigation a little more than you enjoy the day after you’ve spent a night out on the lake, but it’s all good. It’s particularly good if you go [...]
Friday morning I woke late, to find that the biting flies had emerged from the marshes and found me again. I ate a hasty breakfast, took a few pictures, shot a little video of the fascinating sea gardens that surrounded Slider where she rested on the beach.
There were porpoises herding mullet out in the little [...]
“Staging” is the eminently sensible idea of starting a cruise with a baby step. It’s a notion most eloquently proposed by the notable cruising writer Bruce Van Sant, and it’s truly a good approach.
If setting out on an ocean passage, the prudent mariner may stage to an anchorage convenient to the first big jump-off point– [...]
We’ve just returned from a fine weekend spent at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, an amazing place where beautiful Old Florida still lives and flourishes. Imagine a beach that’s been voted the best in the country. Better yet, imagine a skinny wilderness peninsula squeezed between the blue Gulf of Mexico and a wide [...]