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Southernmost point – Key West!

Our guests arrived Tuesday evening, and despite our weather being a bit on the cool side, they were happy to be in the Keys! Wednesday was occupied with some provisioning while we had the advantage of their rental car. A dinghy ride to Sombrero Beach gave Bill & Suzanne an overview of Boot Key Harbor […]

Reef Diving – Sombrero Light

3850 Today’s forecast was for another front to move into the area, with N or NW winds up to 20 kts in the afternoon. We took our dive tanks into the docks and the great folks at Tilden’s picked me and the tanks up for the short ride to the dive shop for a refill. […]

Marathon & Boot Key Harbor

3781 We had a delightful cruise from our overnight stopoff in Rodriguez Key to Marathon. The temperature was in the high 70’s, the water is that beautiful azure blue, and the seas were relatively calm. This was what we had signed up for! I threw a line in the water and had two hits, both […]

Miami Beach

3748 We arrived at Miami Beach Thursday afternoon, after transiting another bunch of bridges, although not as numerous as the section north of Ft. Lauderdale! We anchored on the Miami Beach side, just north of Belle Island on the east end of the Venetian Causeway. A nice location, an easy run to a public dock […]

Hollywood to Miami Beach

Wednesday morning I took a last trip to downtown Lauderdale with our friend Chris to get some last minute items and check out some local dive shops. We decided to pick up at least one dive tank to keep aboard in case we need to dive on the boat. We found a local shop near […]

Ft. Lauderdale- Coral Ridge YC

3685 We arrived at Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Saturday afternoon about 5 PM. We had a relatively uneventful pleasant run from Lake Worth. Lots of bridges, and plenty to see in comparison with other areas. Lots & lots of bridges, some of which have restricted openings, so many of the legs of the trip […]

Vero Beach revisited

3649 They call it Velcro Beach, because so many cruisers stop over but then just stick around. It’s a very cruiser-friendly spot, a well-protected anchorage and nice clean marina with an accommodating staff. Lots of cruisers travel with dogs, and Vero is a popular spot with its nearby dog park. We dropped in at the […]

Selene Rendezvous – Stuart

Friday morning we dropped the mooring pennant and headed 30 miles south to Stuart, Hutchinson Island Marriot for the 1st East Coast Selene Rendezvous. We had the opportunity to meet some Selene owner’s we didn’t know, and renew some friendships from past TrawlerFests. A wonderful opportunity to share experiences with our boats, and see how […]

Cruise to Vero Beach

We left Harbortown Tuesday morning, bound for Vero Beach. Tuesday was a delightful day, temps near 80, and despite a building wind, we had a very pleasant cruise to Vero Beach. We arrived Tuesday afternoon, and picked our way through the mooring field to our assigned mooring ball. About 3 ft from the pennant, the […]

Oh there’s no place like home….

….for the holidays, as the song goes! We arrived at Harbortown Marina (Cape Canaveral) shortly before noon, and proceeded to the fuel dock- in with the new and out with the old. (Pump out & fuel up!) Fuel is as cheap as we’ve seen it since we bought Maerin, so we took on 400 gallons. […]

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