Archive for the '2018-19' Category

Meet Hartmut Scholl

As we moved north after our week in Georgetown, we thought a stopover at Lee Stocking Island, the site of the abandoned Marine Research Center, would be interesting since it had been a few years since our last visit. Not much has changed, there are new, larger “No Trespassing- Keep Off” signs that are largely […]

Norman’s Cay

Norman’s is still under construction, we took a dinghy ride into the basin, it’s HUGE! It appears that there are piers planned all around the perimeter, there are three or four piers completed with pedestals, a few center console boats tied up, all fixed piers. The remnants of the Lehder years have all been demolished, […]

Crossing & Arrival in Bimini

We crossed on Tuesday, March 12. We’ll start watching weather predictions a week ahead of our anticipated crossing, and forecasts showed favorable conditions for Monday, better conditions for Tuesday, although the dreaded northern component was present. The winds were out of the NNW as we departed, but were light and variable. Seas predicted one foot. […]

University Cove

We spent the weekend at University Cove, just inside Baker’s Haulover inlet. It’s a good staging area for crossing to the Bahamas. The state park is delightful, lots of trails to walk. The weekend was very busy, the Baker’s sand bar as well as the cove are a popular weekend destination, LOTS of boats! No […]

Holidays in north Florida

    Ortega Landings holiday lights Happy Holidays from Jacksonville. JAX has become our December destination at the Marina at Ortega Landings. It’s a secure setting if we need to travel, there’s a Publix within easy walking distance, and home of UF Health, for all those annual checkups. There’s even a vet within walking distance! […]

Family in Savannah

Some discussion months ago resulted in a plan to meet up with family somewhere along our route south. The choice filtered down to Savannah. It’s one of our favorites, it’s a destination that our daughter and family had not visited, and a marina we’d visited before was an option at reasonable cost. Plans were made […]

Southbound ICW

Our 2018 summer was mostly unremarkable, the bulk of our time spent at our “home” base at Stansbury, tending to aging parents, enjoying crabs from Frank’s crab outings, lots of dog swimming, Mexican Train, and enjoyable times with good friends. We planned to depart Sept. 15, much earlier than our typical end of October departure, […]