This blog is a chronicle of the travels of Last Trade. It's our way of sharing our love of the water and boating with you. Over the past twenty five + years (as members of TMCA - the Texas Mariners Cruising Association), we have participated in and led many cruises along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf coast. From 1989 to 1993 , our cruising was on our HUNTER 31 sloop named "Profit Taken". In 1993 we bought our ENDEAVOUR 42 sloop "Last Trade" and in 2004 we "crossed over to the dark side" and purchased our 1999 Heritage East trawler (also named Last Trade - name continuity!) to travel the Intracoastal Waterway and explore the rivers and bayous.
Please enjoy our photos and commentary and let your imagination travel with us. Let us hear your comments!
Portofino Harbour Marina & Yacht Club (click photo to open)
We have been married almost 25 years. Barb retired in 2000 from Bechtel, Inc. and Josh retired in 2009 after 35 years as a Financial Advisor. He is still doing some "fun" work as a FINRA Securities Arbitrator . We have two boys - a 36 year old, Mike, who is in the banking industry and a 21 year old son, Daniel, who has been cruising with us since he was less than one year old. Daniel is now in college (attending the University of Houston) so we now have the time to live our dreams! Our plans include cruising the ICW, the rivers (Tenn-Tom, Tennessee River, Cumberland River and Ohio River).
We've owned: Sunfish (2), Laser, Catalina 14.2, Vagabond 17, Glasstream 18, Boston Whaler, Starwind 22, Hunter 31, Endeavour 42, and now a Heritage 36, numerous dinghies, 2 kayaks and one pedal boat... Think we like the water and boating?
Teak (the Wonder Dog!) joined our family in 2003 and may actually start to like boating in the next several years...