Stuart, FL - Ft. Myers, FL - Bradenton, FL
June 15, 2009: DAYFIVE So, we leave our boat in the safe harbor at Tarpon Point Marina and are already scheming about how we are going to shuffle our schedules so we can take her to Palmetto, which is our ultimate destination about 102 miles north. I guess that will have to be PART II of the adventure. See you on the road! » read more6 posts (2359 words) 10 photos 0 comments
Florida - Bahamas - Panama
July 06, 2009: I´m sorry about the long delay since the last blog entry. I have plenty written-up to post but the internet connection where we are staying has been very unreliable. They are hoping to get it fixed today so I hope to be able to catch up over the weekend…but just in case it takes longer here is a quick summary.Sat June 13th sailed 25 miles south from San An... » read more48 posts (73351 words) 260 photos 0 comments
Jacksonville-Ft.Lauderdale-Westend-Who Knows Where!?!
June 15, 2009: My dad and I ,(Mikey), plan to leave our dock on June 22 in route to Ft.Lauderdale. On the 25th, Cathy and Sarah will drive to Ft.Lauderdale to join us on the crossing of the Gulf Stream. We plan to arrive in West End and spend a night or two at a marina recouperating from the long haul over the stream. From West End we will head north to Memory Rock then turn east. We plan on anchoring for a n... » read more1 posts (176 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Dickie and Helen bought S/V Harmony, after an exhausting 8 week search across Florida for a sailboat. She will (hopefully) take them from Highland Beach FL, home to Woods Hole ...
May 01, 2009: In September we decided to head north again partly to escape the ravages of hurricane Hannah as it made it’s way north up the coast, and partly to finish sailing the eastern seaboard of the US, adding the waters of New Hampshire and Maine to the states we have visited aboard Harmony. We sailed up Buzzards Bay and through the Cape Cod Canal, our first trip under the canal bridges instead o... » read more30 posts (7906 words) 151 photos 6 comments
We begin the delivery trip to Yorktown on 8/11. At least that is the hope. The crew will be. Admiral John, Captain Jim, Mates: Jack, Mike, John and Mary Ann. Oh, the CNO is D...
May 01, 2009: We safely arrived at Glocester Point, VA at 11 a.m. on the 19th of August. It was a great trip. 95 percent pleasent and 5% terror. The storms of the first 36 hours did not dampen our spirits and we look forward to many, many more cruises. » read more9 posts (1651 words) 11 photos 11 comments
Our new Hylas 49, "Its Only Money" is being Commissioned in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Expect to take delivery between 8/6 and 8/16/2008. Getting very excited!
May 01, 2009: The mast was stepped on July 13. Looks great. Ground tackle being installed. The electronics/nav equipment should arrive in the next day or two and then the real mess begins with running all the wires, putting on all the antenna, etc. » read more1 posts (42 words) 19 photos 2 comments
I'm flying down to Ft. Lauderdale on Thu morning, and will spend 1 1/2 days stocking up the Yacht, getting it ready for the trip. Bob and Gerry will arrive by air Friday afterno...
May 01, 2009: We woke up to another beautiful day today, calm and clear skies. Gerry went for a walk and found a 7-11 and got us each coffe, Donuts and Croissants – delicious! We waited until 8am to get a response from Deep Creek Lock, and were told teh bridge will only open at 9am. So here we sit and wait. From here it’s only about 10 miles to our marina, Waterside marina in Norfolk. We will che... » read more17 posts (4214 words) 15 photos 6 comments
Fernandina Beach, FL - Beaufort, NC - Norfolk, VA - Block Island, RI - Boston, MA - Southwest Harbor, ME - Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 01, 2009: This is an extra entry to our 2008 blog to hope that everyone had a peaceful holiday season and that all is going well in 2009. After a six-week hiatus from sailing (but not from the boat or traveling) in Fernandina Beach, we have resumed our maritime adventures and are now in south Florida. I have started a new blog for the next leg of our travels “Florida to Panama 2009&rdqu... » read more41 posts (41596 words) 216 photos 21 comments
Monday Nov. 16, 2009 We are leaving Dec. 5th headed to the Dry Tortugas from Panama City Florida. Crossing the gulf from either Apalachicola or Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs....
January 10, 2010: OK… our last leg of an awsome adventure!!! It is 29 degrees and blowing from the north. Charlie decided to let me sleep in the warm v berth, pulled the anchor and started westward toward Panama City. It was so cold, that Charlie suggested 15 minute watches. That seemed to work well, but didn’t keep us from still being so very cold! We hugged the coast t... » read more23 posts (2677 words) 50 photos 18 comments