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Miami Beach

We finally pried ourselves from the dock at Coral Ridge Yacht Club after two weeks! We had a very enjoyable stay with friends and family. Barb’s (2nd or 3rd?) cousin Janie and husband Bill were gracious in loaning us a car, so we were able to do our heavy provisioning and refill propane, pick up […]

Ft Lauderdale

The cruise from Palm Beach to Lauderdale presents a choice: either an outside (ocean) run from Lake Worth Inlet and a straightforward run down the coast to Port Everglades Inlet at Ft Lauderdale, or an inside ICW route that is protected and scenic, but requires running a gauntlet of bridges, 17 of which must be […]

Palm Beach Gardens

We had an uneventful but pleasant cruise from Vero to Palm Beach Wednesday. The ICW winds through some of the most pricey real estate of the entire east coast, beautiful homes along the canal, impeccably landscaped and a variety of architectural styles. Many of the homes are in the multi-million dollar range, and each time […]

Vero Beach

We welcomed our guests aboard Monday morning. Barb ferried the pups in for their morning walk while the skipper readied Maerin for departure. The plan was for Sue & Jim to meet us about 0830 for a 0900 departure. Barb returned with the dogs, dropped them off and returned to the docks to retrieve our […]

Cocoa & Guests!

We arrived at Cocoa Thursday afternoon, and met up with Sue and Jim. Sue is co-owner of Stansbury Yacht Basin, our “home” marina, and she and Jim winter in Cocoa Beach. We got together Friday evening for dinner out and borrowed Sue’s car Saturday to do some provisioning and refill a propane tank. During dinner, […]

Daytona Beach- Seven Seas Marina

Wednesday, Jan 5th we cruised from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach. We called ahead to Seven Seas Marina, and reserved a slip. This stopover is becoming somewhat of a tradition as this will be our 5th or 6th stopover. It meets our preferred marina criteria: handy, clean, friendly folks, and most importantly, very reasonably priced. […]

St. Augustine

Happy New Year from St. Augustine! We arrived on Friday, the 29th (Barb’s birthday) after an uneventful cruise from Fernandina Beach. Historic St. Augustine is one of our favorite spots on the trip south, we decided to stay over the New Year’s holiday. The town was bustling with holiday vacationers, as busy as we’ve ever […]

Escape from Brunswick

We decided the weather was as warm as it was going to get, and the winds laid, so it was time to leave the comfort and convenience of the dock and head south. We left Brunswick at about 0920, and arrived in Fernandina Beach around 1600 hours. Light winds and calm seas allowed an offshore […]


We said farewell to Savannah Sunday. We checked the weather predictions, and since there was a good possibility of increasing winds and a rough run outside, we decided to play the tides and stay inside. It would require 2 days of travel to Brunswick, but we were in no hurry. It was to be our […]

Enjoying Savannah

We arrived in Savannah on Sunday afternoon, 28 November. Savannah is one of our favorite stops on the trip south, despite the fact that it’s off the ICW a bit more than an hour’s cruise, depending on the current on the Savannah River, which can be considerable. Not a stretch you want to run against […]

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