Sailing Stories Table of Contents
Dumb Idea - If you read nothing else on this website, read
this story. Hilariously funny telling of a cruiser's brilliant
idea to solve a common boater's problem.
Gibraltar - An adventure of a lifetime...sailing Finisterre to Gibraltar
Wrestling With the Wind
- When you rent a boat, you just have to sail it ... weather
An Eventfull Afternoon Aboard Moondance - A sailing
charter adventure gone arwy.
Deep in the Heart of Bocas - Joe & Sharon become
movie stars in Bocas del Toro, Panama in the film Paradise
Lost due out in 2014.
Home - After being back in the US and away from Rose of
Sharon for a year, Joe & Sharon head back to Panama.
Panama - Sharon's (s/v Rose of Sharon) take on boating
vs. RVing, being docked in Panama and doing a little
refurbishing. As always ... funny stuff.
Dragging Nightmare - 24 Hours of Hell thanks to a
neighboring & some wind. We've all been there!
Kuna Yala - Sail along with S/V Rose of Sharon as they
leave Portobelo, Panama for the San Blas Islands. As
always, there's never a dull moment!
Enjoying Taxis in
Mexico and Central America - One of the biggest
adventures a sailor has in Mexico or Central America is
riding in a Taxi! The crew of Black Dog II share some of
Community Loses a Legend - In Memoriam Bob Lee 1943 -
Passage to - S/V Rose of Sharon gets stuck in Portobelo,
Panama on their way to Cartagena. A deadly mudslide
puts life into perspective. Cartagena
The Denver Gang
Comes to Panama - The Denver Gang come to Panama for a
visit. Join them as they explore Panama City, an Embera
village & see who among them turn out to be sailors.
on Texas Time - Joe & Sharon, s/v Rose of Sharon, return
to Panama & do a little cruising during hurricane season.
Mermaids & the Pajama Islands - A wonderful, touching
story about childhood memories and families aboard the
No One Said It
Would Be Easy - Watermakers, generators, customs, bottom
paint ... oh, my! As told by Sharon, s/v Rose of
Sharon, in her usual entertaining and humorous way.
Where's the Duct
Tape? - Sharon proves that there is never a dull
moment on board. Even while on the hard and doing boat
Colon 2010 -
Take a trip on the Panama Canal Train and visit the Colon
Free Trade Zone with the crew of Rose of Sharon.
Meets West: A Panama Canal Passage - Join Joe's
Adventure as a Panama Canal Line Handler
or Attack Shark? - The Sailboat Free Willy has a shark
encounter of the strangest kind.
Tsunami Experience - The crew of the sailboat
Gallivanter experienced the tsunami in Pago Pago first hand.
Luckily the escaped safely and with minimal damage to the
A Birthday Sail: Sail by the Statue of Liberty and
Ellis Island & A Race Recap. ailing on the Hudson River
Panamania - A
very amusing, slightly scary tale of guests aboard sailing
vessel Rose of Sharon.
of Quetzal - Join the home-built 26' sailing vessel Quetzal
and her crew as they sail her from Guatemala back to Port Aransas,
- A little off topic, but a charming story of a Grandparent's
part in an adoption in Guatemala.
the Crossing to Isla Mujeres ... the Beginning of A Journey
- Join Lyla & Aaron as they start their sailing adventure. Learn
the ultimate fishing secret.
A Ride on a
Chicken Bus in Guatemala - When visiting Guatemala there
are several forms of transportation; come along and let us fill
you in ... our favorite is the chicken bus. Listen to
a great song that really gives you the feel of riding on a chicken
Aaron's Shipwreck Story
- A frightening story of a shipwreck & how they survived.
Tica Bus - Harder Than Cruising
- Sailing cruiser's account of their Tica Bus ride in
Voyage of the Sailing Vessel Retriever
- Join the crew of s/v Retriever as they leave Florida and
sail to Cuba, Belize, Honduras & Guatemala.
Trouble At Sea
- This story follows the misfortunes of two sailing vessels
that were lost at sea.
Follow This Circle
- Follow what happened on land when s/v Sailabout issued a
mayday from the Pacific Ocean. You should read Trouble
at Sea before reading this article.
Bureaucracy Kuna Style
- Cruiser's get a first hand government lesson from the Kuna
Indians in the San Blas.
Seawall the Duck
- Meet Seawall, the Marina Duck, that lives at the Electric
Marina in St. Petersburg, FL. He's quite a trip.
-Sail to the Solomon Islands Santa Cruz Group of Tikopia Island
Aboard s/v Atom. A glimpse into a delightful, remote civilization.
River Band - One of the highlights of our trip to Guatemala
was dancing to the Sweet River Band at Mario's Marina.
You can get a little taste of the fun with this story.
Sailboat For Sale - “This tale describes a single-handed
sea voyage when NEREIS and I leave the sanctuary of Florida’s
waters in 1995 and travel into the wild and wooly cold North
Atlantic, ostensibly to help a new friend but experience near
disaster prompting thoughts of a lifestyle change.”
on the Rio Dulce - A big hole in the dinghy. Three
friends & a surgical procedure.
We've Got Cubans!
- Sailing is full of surprises. David & Debbie never
expected to have company in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.
To Arms, To Arms
... a Troll is on the Loose! - An amusing tale of the little
devil that lives in all boats.
Trip from Belize to Honduras - Sailors take a "what's next"
trip from Belize to Honduras.
Crazy Mike's Sailing Adventure
- A sailing tale you won't believe of Telemgon 2's sailing
trip from Guatemala to Texas.
Did I Really Do That?
-Have you ever forgotten something very important when you
were ready to go for a sail?
An Unfortunate Reef Encounter
- Sailboat Choupique hits a reef in Belize. This is
Bob's sad tale of what happened afterward.
A Mexican Adventure
-Sailing vessel Why Knot "get's out there" in the Texas to
In the Pink - A
sailboat bottom job gone wrong!
A Dinghy Adventure
- Be prepared is a sailing cruiser's motto. Sometimes
you just can't guess what's coming next.
Health Scare at Sea
- While sailing in the South Pacific Randy is evacuated and
Sheri must finish the trip on her own, thankfully with help
from lots of friends.
Just Another Sailing Adventure
-Join s/v Querencia as they have an adventurous and
sometimes humorous trip from Texas to Belize.
The Good Samaritan?
A Dinghy Story. - An amusing tale of a good deed gone
The Seat - A
short little tale about how odd fate is sometimes.
A Virtual Walk
to Fronteras in the Rio Dulce - Take a walk to go shopping
in Fronteras ... it's where you will shop while visiting the
A Virtual Walk to
the Clinic in the Rio Dulce - Take a walk from Mario's Marina
to the village of Esmeralda and visit the clinic that is supported
by local cruisers. Cruising Series
From the Bridge - m/v SANDIAL reports from the
Cruising in the Comfort Zone - Texas to Guatemala
Joe & Sharon begin their sailing adventures aboard sailing vessel
Rose of Sharon. Join them as they cruise along the ICW, visit New Orleans, and arrive in Florida. Part 1: Texas to Florida.
Part 2: Florida & Mexico.
Sailing vessel Rose of Sharon crosses the Gulf to Mexico. Follow along as they visit Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itza, Punta Allen & beyond.
Part 3: Belize.
Spend 2 months in cruising around Belize with Joe & Sharon aboard sailboat Rose of Sharon.
Guatemala, Part 1. Spend some time in the Rio
Dulce, visit Guatemala City, see the "Dance of the
Deer," a haul out & more keep Joe & Sharon busy during
Guatemala, Part 2. Antigua, a Jungle Medic
trip, Tikal, with a side-trip to Copan, Honduras.
Never a dull moment with Sharon & Joe.
Western Caribbean Cruising Series - Guatemala to Panama
Join Joe & Sharon on their
adventures as they prepare to say goodbye to Guatemala &
hit the seas headed for Roatan. A stop in Utila and
at the Roatan Yacht Club. Part 1: Guatemala
Honduras Bay Island of Roatan. Idyllic anchorages,
anchor dragging, an uninvited galley guest, ATM woes and
more entertain us.
Guanaja, Honduras to Providencia, Columbia. Rose of
Sharon visits the third and last of Honduras’ Bay Islands,
Guanaja. Visit the settlement Guanaja and check-into Honduras
with the crew. A dinghy rescue, party at Graham's
Place, shipwreck & more.
Part 4: Providencia,
Colombia to Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Rose of Sharon
is secure at Bocas del Toro Marina for the season. As they
ready their boat for an extended dockage in what is rumored
to be one of the most mildew-prone areas in the world, they
also continue exploring Bocas Del Toro, take a road trip
to an interesting archeological site and visit Panama City.
Sharon & Joe arrive
in Panama. With her usual wit & humor Sharon retells
some of the tales cruising friends told...sure to bring
a smile to your face if not an outright good laugh.
Visit Bocas del Toro, take a bus ride through the highlands
& lowlands of Panama. Part
Join Joe & Sharon as they explore Panama City and enjoy
a trip to the Panama Canal. Part
6: Panama City & The Panama Canal.
Exploring the Atlantic Coast of Panama
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