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Category Archives: Savannah to Fort Lauderdale
In the spring of 2007 we spent March break in Lauderdale. We got a condo on Las Olas Blvd. and walked over the L.O. bridge to the beach everyday. We always looked at the boats. It wasn’t until we were … Continue reading
We finally arrived in Lauderdale. The ICW trip from Palm Beach to Lauderdale there were 20 bridges. Since the weather was perfect we sailed offshore about 1.5 miles and did the trip in about 6 hours. It was beautiful on … Continue reading
It was Sunday and we really knew it….there were boats everywhere in one of the busiest, most affluent and populated parts of the Inter-Coastal Waterway. The big bucks are from here to Miami. The homes and the big boats are … Continue reading
We left Cocoa at daybreak, put in 68 miles, and crossed under 8 bridges until we tied up in Ft. Pierce. It’s the weekend and since it was a beautiful, warm sunny day, traffic was busy on the ICW. There … Continue reading
Arrived in Cocoa Beach from Daytona. Cocoa Beach is one of the really nice places in Florida (home of Ron Jon surf shop – you’ve seen the billboards if you have been to FL). Melissa and I spent a winter … Continue reading
Today was our first day back on the water in 12 days. We were “ready” to go so we left at dawn. Beautiful misty morning. Lots of other boats followed us and the dolphins (porpoises) played. I keep pinching myself. … Continue reading
Our plan for today was to have everything finished by noon and for us to cast off for other ports but “Murphy” was at work making our plans futile. So today was another just like most of the days we … Continue reading
We “splashed” early this morning then while they finished the work on the boat Marg and I walked downtown for just one more look around. I purposely took some pictures of the city to put up on the blog to … Continue reading
The neighbourhood is really going downhill so we are pulling out of here tomorrow. We got the part in Georgia on Saturday and they will finish the install when we get in the water. I also noticed this nice trawler. … Continue reading
We bombed around today since it was our last full day with the rental car – we went to Vilano Beach which is a few miles from here on the Atlantic, found a lovely Sunday market on the Vilano pier, … Continue reading
Having “4 wheels” is great – we can tour around the area, pick up provisions (good deals on food (and sunscreen!) at the dollar stores), buy odds and ends for the boat, and enjoy lunch out at a Pizza Hut … Continue reading
Couldn’t do the Port Dover (Friday the 13th) run so we went down to St. Augustine Beach to celebrate a really nice day after the big tropical low pressure zone went through and gave us a few days of cool … Continue reading
Still waiting for the part. Just another day hanging out reading, walking and doing a few odd jobs. Sabbatical is resting easy in her new home. The wind was blowing so hard last night I thought we were in the … Continue reading
Spent the day hanging out cleaning cooking and fixing a few thing on the boat. They lifted the boat out of the water today to have the hull worked on while we wait for a part. We will be here … Continue reading
Today we had time to rest and visit the sights in St Augustine. (TO ENLARGE THE PICTURE DOUBLE CLICK ON IT) – Enjoy…
We arrived in St. Augustine and will be here until Tuesday or Wednesday while we have some of our systems checked. Today was about the best weather we have had with 75 (25C) – an absolutely beautiful day. We spent … Continue reading
This has nothing to do with our trip except that Tom shared them with us and we laughed and laughed about them – so here goes. Some Questions about Ambiguity 1. ATHEISM IS A NON-PROPHET ORGANIZATION. 2. I WENT TO … Continue reading
Another beautiful day. Clear blue sky and warm. More scary bridges and a lot of interesting scenery along the way.
Another interesting day. Castles, wild horses, forts and stranded motorists, and FINALLY Shrimp. BTW the temperature today was just 75F (24C).
Just arrived in a marina in Brunswick which is 45 miles from the FL border. Beautiful sunny weather and a great day motoring. We passed under a bridge which doesn’t open and our VHF radio antenna on top of our … Continue reading
Today we left Thunderboldt Marina in Savannah and headed down the Inter-coastal waterway. The waterway in this area is like a labyrinth of low lying islands and reed bushes with a maze of rivers and channels. There are some shallow … Continue reading
We couldn’t leave today because the Marina still has a few repairs to make on the boat (the head needs to be replaced) which happens Monday. Tuesday we start the 500 mile journey to Fort Lauderdale. The Marina is one … Continue reading
Our friend Andy picked us up and delivered us on time at the Buffalo Airport. Thanks Andy!!! Checking in we were told that our flight had been delayed and we would be waiting in Buffalo until 7:15 – It was … Continue reading
Luxury and speed – a Lagoon is one of the leading Catamarans being built today. She is fast and comfortable for a crew of up to 8 people and its home sweet home for the next 2 months.
This is a just a glimpse of some of the places where we will be sailing…we will soon be capturing “real” pictures of the beautiful land, the azure water, and the people we meet! Stay tuned!
On Saturday, October 31, we fly from Buffalo to Savannah GA and arrive at Thunderboldt Marina by sunset, ready to begin our sailing adventure! Thunderboldt Marina is located just east of Savannah, Georgia. Our skipper, Tom Melena, has “Sabbatical 2” … Continue reading