Autobiography of an unknown sailor…© 2015 Tony Miró

You probably never heard of me or even seen my photo. No, I did not win the America’s Cup or earn the prestigious Rolex Sailor of the Year Award. I am not famous by any means, I don’t have a lot of money and probably never will, nor do I posses many talents. I am…

Back to the Caribbean…© Tony Miró

Had a dream last night…and woke up with this poem in my head…enjoy!   The house’s on the market, our belongings for sale.. ‘Cause family and friends… We are cruising under sail…   Headed to the Islands of fun in the sun… where the drink of choice, is the tasty rum…   Where the waters…

Arrrgg!  Pirates take over the City of Tampa!!!

On Saturday, January 28 over 300,000 people gathered at Bayshore Boulevard in downtown Tampa to witness a Pirate’s invasion! The world’s only fully-rigged pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla II, magically appeared at the south end of Hillsborough Bay. Hundreds of pleasure crafts, intended to defend the city, boldly sailed forth to stop the pirate’s ship…

Coastal Life – Spot on the Clearwater Community Sailing Center

  Back in March my friend and fellow sailor Mariano Richiusa came to visit us and to get a couple more ASA certifications. One night I drove him to Clearwater Beach then to Sand Key to check out the Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) in order to get ideas for his sailing school in Puerto…

Grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

On the October 2011 edition of All At Sea – Caribbean I wrote about my sailing trip from Puerto Rico to Florida in order to start a new job at ByDesign Technologies in Tampa. ByDesign, owned by Jeff and Serena Ayscue, has always look for creative ways to motivate and retain top talent at their…

Clearwater Celebrates America

Celebrating Life, Freedom & the pursuit of Happiness! For the last 238 years, each 4th of July, every city, town and state celebrates our independence and freedom in their own unique way. It is amazing when you consider that the celebrations we all enjoy so much started over 235 years ago when John Adams, on…

Rum, rhum, rón…so many Rums, so little time…

When our editor Gary asked me to do an editorial about the top 5 or 10 or however many best rums, I happily agreed…how hard can it be, right? Well, when you have experienced, tried, enjoyed and sipped over 80 different rums from all over the world, it gets quite difficult fast! There are so…

Eleuthera – Our third stop in our 1,300 mile sailing adventure…

Last month we shared our experiences in the island of San Salvador, our second stop in our relocation voyage from Puerto Rico to St Petersburg, Florida back in May, 2011.   From San Salvador we sailed west leaving Cat Island to starboard. We arrived at Eleuthera, the third stop in our trip, the next day….

Tropical Storm Debbie

The June 1-Nov. 30 hurricane season is when most cyclones develop in the Atlantic basin, but this year the action started early as Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl both developed in late May followed by Chris and Debby in June. It was the first time that four storms had formed before July since meteorologists began…