A bit about Us
When we were growing up in our respective hometowns of Mobile, Alabama and Rochester, New York, we both
spent a lot of time in and around the water, he on the Gulf of Mexico and me on Lake Ontario. This gave us each
a life-long love of "all things water".
When we married, he began to talk about crossing the Gulfstream and I got a little bit nervous. But the captain is
one smart guy, and he devised a plan. He purchased a nice, zippy powerboat, and soon convinced me that with
the right weather window out of Palm Beach we could be in the Bahamas in a couple of hours. That began an 8
year period of 2-3 trips a year for 10-14 days each. We fell in LOVE with water all over again.
During our working careers we lived on the East coast of Florida, and docked the boat on the St. John's river.
We did much of our prep work either at the dock or up the river at the Green Cove Springs DIY Marina.
|The captain and chief engineer at the Hope Town Lodge tiki
bar. Usually he is hard at work doing maintenance or catching
dinner for us but sometimes he relaxes. Circa 1990,
The navigator and talented chef takes a break from chart
reading and food preparation to read (favorite diversion), and
catch a few rays on the foredeck before the sun goes down.
In the early 2000's we finished up a major overhaul on our Morgan 33' Out Island. We love this boat! It has tons of
room down below and is plenty big enough for the two of us. Being a 33' she is very easy to handle under sail and
in traffic and docking situations.
We purchased the boat from a couple that had lived aboard her for 10 years and had taken her to Venezuela and
back. Since the fellow was 72, they decided to swallow the anchor and buy a house ashore.
The overhaul was long overdue! Not being a "handy" fellow, the prior owner developed the fine knack of
ignoring the problems. This presented us with a splendid opportunity to get to know our boat, from the keel on
up. We have finished replacing the engine and many of the other systems. The captain had been researching,
plotting and planning the details for years, so he had a great deal of satisfaction seeing things done his way.
The "Why Dreamtime" page describes our philosophy to a small degree, and clues you in on some of our musical
tastes as well. It's great to listen to smooth jazz during sundowner-hour and new age/ambient music while
By 2002, we had both retired and were working on getting our house ready to sell. Obviously, this cut into the
time we were able to devote to getting Dreamtime ready for the big "cast-off" but she did get ready, As every
realist knows, the "list" never goes away, it's got it's own little ebb and flow going on.
In 2005 we sold the house and cars, put a few things into storage, moved aboard and took off... we're now
exploring the Caribbean.