So here we are at Baypoint Marina in Panama City. We always stop at Baypoint. The marina personel are nice and the food at 30° Blue is incredible. They’re going through some changes now as St. Joe paper company has bought them but it seems the changes (so far) are for the better. Hope it stays that way.

We tied up in front of a 53 Marlow motor yacht. A very cool boat and brand new. “Silver Lining”
The captain and his wife were pleasant folks. Bob, Bernie, and their dog Brutus. We enjoyed their company and Bob’s stories. They’re from Naples where Bob is one of the few natives left. Bob says his claim to fame is he is the only man in North America to have caught an Oarfish. I googled him and low and behold this is his story

Sunset view from 30° Blue

Actually as I am writing this we are back in the Gulf and steaming toward Pensacola. Melonie’s brother and Sister in law are live aboards on their boat NoMoYdWk…. I am sure everyone can figure out the meaning of their boat name.
It will be fun to see them again. They did the Abacos with us last year. This year they decided to hang out on the Panhandle with friends from Pensacola.
I feel a big party comin on.

2 Responses to “Panama city”

  1. Lynn Cocksedge
    28 June 2007 at 6:29 pm #

    Hello Bob & Bernie
    We wish we were back in Naples!!
    The weather is awful here in England severe floods, cold ,rain and more rain the worst June on record, I think it was waiting for our return..
    We miss you both and look forward to the Autumn when we can get together. Do you think that you would be able to make our UK Wedding Party on 14th July and sail Silver Lining across the pond?? You both look so well.
    Have Fun Lots of Love to you both
    Ted & Lynn xx

  2. Anonymous
    27 June 2007 at 8:59 am #

    Hi there, my name is Kris Teply, I live aboard my Carver on Lake Champlain at the Champlain Marina in Malletts Bay, VT. I am a friend of Bob and Bernie Gant. I met them through their next door neighbors who used to live aboard their boat on Lake Champlain in the summer. He is one of the funniest guys I have ever met, we email all the time and I try to get in a visit when I am in FL in Feb and Mar. Not only is Bob a native he says he is one of the few Floridians that doesn’t have a real estate license! I wish you calm seas.