Charleston, SC, to Thunderbolt, GA

Charleston, SC Monday, November 10, 2003 While Bob went to work, we borrowed his car and moved our gear, clean clothes and lots of good food on to the boat. Bob left work early and we picked him up and returned to the house to get Pat. Finally, the four of us returned to the … Read more

Thunderbolt to Cumberland Island NS, GA

Thunderbolt, GA, to Big Tom Creek, GA Monday, November 17, 2003 Monday got me tracking numbers and answers for both UPS packages we’d been waiting for. The lesser package was shipped three days later than promised … to the wrong address. We’ll have Sandy’s brother forward it to us later. The tracking number for lifeline … Read more

Cumberland Island NS, GA, to Daytona Beach, FL

Cumberland Island, GA, to Fernandina Beach, FL Monday, November 24, 2003 Our plan was to head to Ft. George, between Fernandina Beach and Daytona, to tour the plantation. Our engine had other ideas. Upon starting, we heard a loud squeal that Bill quickly traced to slipping alternator belts. But, why would the belts suddenly get … Read more

Daytona Beach to Cocoa, FL

Daytona Beach to Port Orange, FL Monday, December 1, 2003 We hoisted anchor mid-morning and headed a couple of miles down the river to Seven Seas Marina where we planned to spend a day exploring the beach side of Daytona. Seven Seas is a laid back, do-it-yourself place that is as much a yard as … Read more

Cocoa to Stuart, FL

Cocoa, FL Monday, December 8, 2003 We awoke to a beautiful blue sky, but a bit chilly. Had some breakfast on board. Priority one for the day was to resolve the engine cooling problem before moving on. So, with Sandy’s help, Bill checked the flow through the water intake and replaced the raw-water, engine-cooling pump … Read more

Stuart to Coconut Grove, FL

Stuart, FL Monday, December 15, 2003 This morning we met Bob & Eileen Lutz for breakfast. They moved from Lancaster to nearby Port St. Lucie earlier this year and it was good to see them. We looked at before and after photos of their new home and they insist that we visit them on our … Read more

Coconut Grove to Boca Chita Key, FL

Coconut Grove, FL Monday, December 22 – Thursday, December 25, 2003 We filled the next couple of days with walks, boat maintenance chores, laundry and preparations for Christmas.  This is the time we need to prep for the Bahamas part of our trip so we need to be sure everything is ship-shape.  One of the … Read more

Boca Chita Key, FL, to Gun Cay, The Bahamas

Boca Chita Key, FL Monday, December 29, 2003 We spent this day doing nothing much constructive … reading, writing, walking, etc.  We decided that it’s been long enough in Boca Chita and that we need to do a bit more provisioning and top off fuel and water.  We called Doc No More and they invited … Read more

Gun Cay to Nassau, The Bahamas

Gun Cay to Chub Cay, The Bahamas Monday, January 5, 2004 We now no longer have internet access because the cell phones no longer work and, probably, won’t until we return to the states in a few months.  Relying on Chris Parker’s, now, day-old e-mailed forecast, today will continue with moderate winds from the east, … Read more

Nassau to Norman’s Pond, The Bahamas

Nassau, New Providence Island,The Bahamas Thursday – Friday, January 8 – 9, 2004 One of the Nassau traditions is the “Cruisers Luncheon” at Crocodiles, a harbor-side bar. Far be it from us to ignore something like that! We walked the mile or so to the bar with Major & Rose (Airborne) and arrived as the … Read more