The simple life we lead is not quite so simple.

A camera captures moments of beauty but to be in the moment requires dedication, sweat, and tears. Thousands of miles have passed beneath our hull, no plans nor claims bind us. We are simply “living adrift.”

– Claire Insley Holmes


Perdido Key, Florida

June 1, 2015 Well, our goal was to make it to the state of Florida by June.  With our rain jackets on we sailed right across that state line.  On the way we passed LuLu’s and saw a bald eagle. We pulled into what is now named, A & M Perdido Resort, formally known as […]

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Gulfport and Petit Bois Island, Mississippi

May 28 to 31, 2015 Back out in the Mississippi Sound, passing Cat Island.  Thunder heads were thickening with the afternoon humidity, and it’s only 10Am!  Winds pick up, as we turn our heading towards Gulfport, Mississippi.  We see a few sailboats dancing tacks outside the Municipal Marina.  Turning downwind, we dropped the mainsail upon […]

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Lake Salvador, Mississippi River, Bayou Bienvenue

5/20 – 5/23 Pulled out of Houma City Docks at 10:00, back at it towards Lake Salvador.  Located about 15 miles west of the Mississippi River and the Harvey Locks. A hot dead calm day on the water, mostly motoring but we managed to get about an hour of downwind sailing.  Leaving behind the industrial […]

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Morgan City and Houma, Louisiana

5/18 & 5/19 After hiding out some foul weather in Delcambre for a few days, our weather window was looking good to set sail again. Going for a long stretch today, we have a few anchorges marked on the charts just incase we want to stop moving at some point.  Wax Lake Outlet was our choice […]

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clear lake to perdido key


Another apology for not keeping the Ship’s Log up to date. We have hundreds of photographs and hours of video footage to sort through, and we will.  Expect some new posts and more website updates soon.   Claire and I (plus our kitties) spent the month of May traversing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway departing from […]

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Delcambre, Louisiana

May 15-17, 2015 When most think of Lousiana, the common thought seems to be New Orleans.  Which is a great city, no doubt, rich with it’s own history and cuisines.  Although, in the heart of Cajun Country, Delcambre (pronounced del-come) is a true Acadiana paradise.  Hidden from tourists by Vermillion Bay shrimp fleets and bayous, […]

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Shell Morgan Landing

May 13th & 14th, 2015   “Hi! I am calling to see if you have transient dockage for the night?” “Sure thing. Turn of the ICW when you see the red builiding and pull right on up to Mrs.Bernice.”   Seems a little vague, but you can do a lot with a pair of bonoculars. […]

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Calcauseu River and Mermenteau River

May 9 – 12, 2015 Well Lake Charles was a great stop, all the while there was “The Contraband Festival” going on.  We did not attend, but enjoyed the live music.  As we were shaking up Margarita’s and preparing our lunch, a small event boat came over to us.  They shouted over, telling us there […]

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Lake Charles, Louisiana

May 6 – 9, 2015 Set our anchor 14:00 just off the Convention Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Quite a way off the GIWW, about 6 miles to the North.  We came up here for provisions and there is a West Marine a 2 mile walk into town.  Staying on anchor, which is free, is […]

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