TIME WITH THE RADAR ON OUR CBS MIAMI WEATHER APP ON OUR IPHONE OR ANDROID DEVICE. WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON A BOATING TRAGEDY. THREE MEN THROWN INTO THE WATER ONLY ONE SURVIVES. THOSE THREE MEN ALL WORK TOGETHER AND AS THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE STRATEGY CONTINUES WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS GROUP OF FRIENDS. CBS4’S TED SCOUTEN HAS THE LATEST. Reporter: THIS 22-FOOT BOAT OVERTURNED, THREE MEN WERE TOSSED INTO THE WATER. ONLY ONE SURVIVED. THOMAS RODRIGUEZ. HIS FRIEND ERIC PILGRIM DIED. SO DID JOHN BROWN. THE THREE WORKED TOGETHER AND LOVED FISHING. I’M VERY SHOCKED. I JUST FOUND OUT A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO AND I AM VERY, VERY SHOCKED. Reporter: FRIENDS WERE STUNNED TO HEAR THE NEWS. ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE THREE WENT OUT IN THE WATER JUST AFTER 2:00 ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THEY TIED UP ON A MOORING BUOY. SHOCKING, VERY SHOCKING, I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Reporter: SHE RECALLS HIS LOVE FOR THE WATER. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. I MEAN, HE USED TO GO FISHING ALL THE TIME. HE’S A GOOD SWIMMER. SO, IT’S, I JUST STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Reporter: FRIENDS TELL US BROWN WAS AT HOME IN THE WATER AND WAS HAPPIEST WITH A FISHING POLE IN HIS HAND. HIS FAMILY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING, OUR FAMILY IS SHOCKED. HE WENT BEFORE I KNOW THAT HYMN AND HIS NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR THEY USED TO GO AND GO OUT DEEP SEA FISHING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO HE, HE LOVED TO FISH. Reporter: BROWN LEAVES BEHIND A DEVASTATED WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN. THEY’RE VERY GOOD PEOPLE. HARD WORKING, DECENT. YOU KNOW VERY FAMILY ORIENTED ALWAYS WITH THE KIDS AND DOING THINGS WITH THE KIDS. JOHN ESPECIALLY. I MEAN, HE WAS AN AFFECTIONAL PERSON. Reporter: A REMINDER FOR BOATERS, PEOPLE ON THE WATER IN
Hi, it’s Clark and Emily and we’re on sailing vessel Temptress. This is our June 2019 Adventure Log. ♫ Over the last 30 days, we’ve been traveling. We took the northern route back from
Georgetown, so we went to Cat Island, Eleuthera, and the Abacos. A lot happened during that trip but we’re not gonna go into a lot of detail here because we’re
doing a whole series on the actual travel. It kind of fits in better that way. We’re now in Port St. Lucie, FL, and, my god, is Florida hot and humid!
We’re trying to get used to this. We’re currently anchored in Port Saint Lucie. We have a deal with a local marina that
we can use their dinghy dock and their showers and their restrooms and
get some AC every once in a while so there’s a pretty good deal, for this month anyway.
We’re still looking for another place to go next month. Please subscribe so that you get updates about the travel we did this month and also stay tuned and make sure you subscribe because we have trips coming up to New
York and Michigan and Wisconsin to visit our families and then of course in September we’re going to Africa
so that’s gonna be really exciting . So stay tuned. This Adventure Log will probably be a little bit shorter because we’re not
gonna go through all the detail of everything that happened this month.
There was just too much stuff! As I’ve said, we’ve been traveling so we don’t spend as much money when we’re traveling. There’s just not the opportunities,
well, until we got here because Florida’s expensive. What did we spend this month, Emily? Our total spending was $560 for the trip this month. That included about $400 for food. We had wine and alcohol that I think
we restocked before we left. We spent about $50 at restaurants, got a
couple souvenirs had some trash disposal fees, But but total was $560, so not too bad. When we got back to Florida we took a trip to the grocery store and got a few other things. That brought us up to $743 for the month . But we wanted to separate it out so you see the cruising life really wasn’t too expensive this month, and then when we got back
we restocked to for things for July. And we got ice cream!
Yes, we got ice cream. I think we probably spent $30 on ice cream. We have a freezer that isn’t cold enough for ice cream so when we get to civilization sometimes we splurge. We’ve been like years without ice cream.
Also we don’t eat that much, it’s just splurging now. Also I’ve started some big spending
but that’ll be in another video. That’s all the projects we’re doing on the boat. I keep a log every month
of our ongoing living expenses . We’re also gonna keep track of all our
big expenses while we’re refitting and restocking the boat for the next trip, so
at the end of this year you’ll have a full year of what it cost us to live this life and prep for a big trip and all that sort of stuff. In terms of projects and activities… There were some big projects.
Lots of varnishing. Emily varnished the whole boat again.
It looks absolutely perfect now, at least varnish-wise. We had a windlass break
when we were in the Abacos, I think. Yeah, and a washdown pump, both when we really needed them but I had spare parts on board so it didn’t take very long at all to fix them.
We had to clean the bottom again a few times. So we’ve been busy with projects
and so many activities. Again, stay tuned because we’re gonna go into way more detail on all those things. In terms of the best and worst for this month? One of the worst is the Florida weather.
Every summer you have to get used to this. It’s just hot and sticky, and the Bahamas are so much cooler, so much more pleasant. You just come across that Gulf Stream
and the world changes. Florida’s a swamp.
Yeah, it’s very hot here. We also had a lot of dragging
in the last leg of our trip in the Abacos. Our anchor dragged lot. We had a lot of squally weather
especially in Manjack Cay, so that was a little bit frustrating.
I’ve had that anchor for a long time and I had good confidence in and it worked well.
I’m replacing it for the next trip. And I think it knows. I think it’s decided that it was putting an extra effort, and now it’s slacking off. So we’ll have a new anchor before we go off–
something modern. What about the best part? Well, seeing the northern Bahamas was pretty cool. I’ve never gone up there. It’s very different.
It’s a little more…touristy? It was nice to see a lot of new places
that we hadn’t seen before. We’ve done the Exumas and some other places, but this was our first time through the Abacos.
We didn’t do everything. We certainly skipped over some stuff,
but I think when we might go through the Abacos on the way back down to Georgetown next year. We had some time limitations.
We had an issue with immigration, so we only had two weeks to get out. We rushed.
And then we went to another immigration officer, and they said, “you got another two weeks.”
So we took our time, but at the end. There are places we want to see and things we want to do a little differently on the way back down. Intentional living is something that
we want to talk about every month. Intentional living is kind of the reason
that we’re out here doing this. It’s knowing and understanding and being connected to all the things that we’re doing
and the choices that we’re making. I think now that we’re in the States again,
it is a little bit different. It’s so easy to have lifestyle inflation. We’re buying a lot of stuff. We’ll be spending quite a bit of money on the boat
because it’s gonna be the next five years of our life. We’re buying things to make our life better.
So we really thought these through, and made a huge list, and we’re gonna buy those things. But it’s just so easy to, say, I don’t know.
I can’t think of an example. I’m trying not to be able to figure out
examples of money to waste. You know, get used to being in the AC inside,
and just…life can get a lot more comfortable, but in a way that detracts from us getting the
work done that we need to get done before we go out. So we’re trying trying to keep that cruising mentality
and the money-saving mentality, even though we’re here in the states
where we have all these things accessible. One of the problems I’m having is the only place where we can get cool at, like, 3:00pm when it’s really hot is this lounge at the marina, and there’s always a TV running. And it’s always running absolutely inane crap. And you just can’t help it, you look at the TV.
I don’t want to get addicted to TV again. So I guess the only thing left is to say thank you. We’d like to thank AventureMan Dan.
We met him in Georgetown and we’ve kind of been buddy boating a bit. We keep running into each other anyway, and we’ve decided to come to the same bay. So he’s anchored right over there. We’re gonna be helping each other with a refit this summer. And we want to thank John D, one of our patrons.
He turned us on to this place and it’s a pretty good deal. it was a great to have a place we knew we could land,
and we didn’t have to go searching around while we were tired from the crossing. thank you also to Andrew and Linda and Trekker and Jay who are coming this weekend to pick us up and bring us back to our house so we can get our cars registered and get back on the road and start running errands and getting things done. And thank you to all of our patrons and everybody who’s been watching and commenting on our videos. This month, as you probably know from last month, we put all your names on a coconut
and as we were crossing the Gulf Stream, about halfway we threw that coconut overboard
and it’s off to become a coconut tree. I expect it’s gonna find the perfect beach.
So it will grow into better things, as we hope our YouTube channel also will.
Yep, since Saturday it’s been traveling 3 knots due north. Stay tuned. Subscribe so that you are up-to-date with our adventure series that we’re launching on August 1st, and for all these travels and all the
great travels coming up. We appreciate you and we’ll talk to you again soon. Bye!
Well, we are here in Cuba. We’re having an
amazing time. We’ve eaten some great food, met some great people, and the one person
that is a total stand out – outstanding – is Jorge, George, or Giorgio
as we call him he’s basically the man around town. We get to meet him, and he’s
taking us everywhere, so let’s go! We have our life raft, we have procured
our life raft. It’s a rental, but it may save our lives. We’re off to Old Havana in Cuba. We’re
just gonna drive around and check out the sights. Our fan base gets
to come along with us. “Travis, any message for the guys back at Indian
River?” Uh, stay working hard, because someone’s gotta pay for this trip, boys. This is the neighborhood, it’s named Jaimanitas. But, twenty-five years ago, this was a very old place, you know? But Fuster, the artist, came here. This was very different than it is now. This place,
his house – it was, you know, only earth, nothing else. He began building and
transforming everything. When he came here, everything was different. He began to build that. Everyone
says, “I want that!” He says, “Okay, I’ll do it, but you’re helping.” He did everything. And after, that he hired people to build everything. He realized
that it was going to be very big, and it is very big now. It’s still working, he’s still constructing, and he’s still expanding everything. But this man, you know,
he’s a very smart guy, very hard worker. Because he’s, I think,
73 years old now and he still works every day. That’s very hard. And he didn’t lose
his human heart. Everyone loves him here, because he’s very, you know.. For example, “We want to do something with your designs. How much are we going to
pay you?” He says, “I don’t want you to pay nothing to me. The one thing I want is you to do something for the neighborhood,
you know?” Any other artists says, “Okay, you have to pay me, because those are my designs.” He says, “No, don’t do anything.” Everyone loves it. “Well, he knows that
if everybody does better, that’s better for everybody. If he does
good, everybody does good.” Exactly, butI hope, you know, all human beings think like that. It’s very difficult to feel like that when your work is so hard.
That’s what he did. “That’s beautiful, thank you for sharing that story.
What is the name of the neighborhood?” Jaimanitas, but now it’s Fusterlandia.
Hooked up to a super nice peacock bass! This is Captain Bob Miley with Bass Online “Don’t crank him hard. Let me get the net right here!” “Kevin hold him right there” Oh Man! Don’t pull him “They’ll rub up against it and snap the line. Let the rod do the work!” “Oh My Goodness” “Good Job Kevin! We are into the big ones now!!” “What do you think of that one?!!” “Let me turn the boat around to get a picture!” Look at the size of that fish! DOUBLE UP! We got a double going on here “How about that action!” *Laughing* What do you think of that one? Oh my
goodness! Did he swallow it? Come on right up front with Kevin! What do you guys think of that? “THAT’S AWESOME!!!” horizontal there a little bit Kevin and
now and we’ll get a couple say there we Nice work and nice fish guys! This is Captain Bob Miley with Bass Online Look at the spots and specks on that!
30 miles out, we’re down around the yellow bar here in fuel, but we think we have enough to make it back. Rather not put the gas that we bought in Cuba in the tank, because we don’t know what kind of gas it is. Frickin’ awesome. Cuba is that way, Key West is that way, and there’s nothing around us but us, right here. We’re at 38.2 miles per hour, in the 27 Ambassador, rockin’ and rollin’. We’re having fun. We have our life raft, we have procured
our life raft. It’s a rental, but it’s may save our lives Alright, we’re around 75 miles out –
77.4 miles out. Maintaining about 25? 22? We’re at 22, bringing
it down. Again, beautiful day and beers are cold. Doug’s giving us a little update here at sixty miles out.
“We’re actually 49.4 miles out. We’ve been running for an
hour and 42 minutes. Running 30 miles an hour right now, and we just came out of
the Gulf Stream area. We’ve got into a little bit smoother water, and on
our way to Key West. Beautiful, yeah, it definitely has smoothed out
right now. You guys can certainly tell in the back, you’re not nearly as wet! Moving right along. The sun bunnies are getting sun! “I wonder if the driver’s going to the back of the boat.” I
think somebody’s going for a swim! Should we shut the engines off? “No. It might not start again.” (laughter) “Look out for sharks.” “Put the ladder back up when you come back.” “What’s the chance of that? It’s
already out.” No, no sharks here. “How did that feel?” (Singing) “Pretty good?” We are 20 miles. 20 miles to go. We might be getting some cell service soon. Back to civilization… Dangit! Looks like we’re heading up to this
little hotel up here called the Galleon. They have some slips. “Did you have a nice trip? Definitely an undertaking, I haven’t seen one of these go to Cuba just yet.”
“I don’t think they ever have.”
The moor, the moor at the gaylord palms is more like a secret exclusive restaurant. Music playing I drove an hour and fifty minutes by the GPS but since there was so much traffic it took me more than two hours to get there my
wife my daughter my son we walked around gaylord Palms atrium which is a nice
experience you have to pay $25 for parking to go in this is why I say it’s
more of a secret restaurant because it’s not really intended for the public but
it’s a nice restaurant you have the atmosphere you have the lighting eat at
night it looks beautiful you have the Castillo you have the
little ponds you have the greenery you You can take a walk you can make the entire
moment I guess you can call that an experience we sat there, we ate we
talked I’m gonna eat cow because I’m not a big fish man thank you very much. Yeah. That is what chips are. Fish and chips is a UK meal that is fried fish with french fries. They call it chips. There wasn’t a lot of people. This is about the second time I’ve been there. I was there with my wife a
couple of months back it was just me and her I’m eating we were eating lunch one
thing about the menu is that the menu is geared towards the time and it’s geared
to lunch then you have dinner so it only opens after 11:00 so don’t look for
breakfast there but it is a nice place to sit
you got air conditioning which I love you You don’t have to worry about the Florida he
you don’t have to worry about burning up it’s just a nice place to sit and I call
it because the atmosphere sitting on the boat the resort that you’re in
it can be pricey I’m not gonna tell you how much I had to pay I can’t tell you I
enjoyed the meal I had a wonderful time I tried to make some jokes with the
waitress, I failed, but it’s a wonderful place to eat if you want to try
something new this is something you should try them
it’s called moor m-o-o-r the more the merrier it is a wonderful place to eat
wonderful tasty delicious clean food I guess you can say but it is geared more
towards fish seafood they think they had prime menu on the dinner and prime rib
on the dinner menu, but we were there for lunch so we can have it. If you want
something new if you want something out of the way if you want to eat on a boat
and not suffer the heat and have an experience with the atrium at the gaylord
palms resort this is the place for you
DAMAGED HOMES, POWER LINES AND UPROOTED TREES. THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES ARE WITHOUT POWER, AND 2 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A TREE FELL ON THEM DURING THE STORM. SOUTH FLORIDA HAS SEEN PLENTY OF NASTY WEATHER AS WELL, CHECK OUT THIS NOW VIRAL