Jekyll Island

  Jekyll Island is located off the coast of Georgia in Glynn County.  It is one of the sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands.  Jekyll Island is one of only four Georgia barrier islands that have a paved causeway to allow access from the mainland by car.  In 1733…

Navigating to Jekyll Island Georgia

We left Pine Cove Marina, Florida early Tuesday morning and I got to see another great sunrise.  The weather is warm, who said as we go north it’s going to get cold.  We will be navigating about 70 miles to reach our destination at Jekyll Island in Georgia. I took pictures of Liz (Anchor Down)…

Leaving St. Augustine Monday

We left St. Augustine at 7:00 in the morning just as the sun was rising.  There are advantages of having to get up early and travel, beautiful sunrises and seeing the St. Augustine lighthouse lit.   We are on the Matanzas River traveling north passing St. Augustine. How beautiful it was to see all the towering old historical…

St. Augustine Lighthouse

  While we were in St. Augustine we took the bus across Lion Bridge to Anastasia Island.  St. Augustine Light Station built-in 1874 is still an active lighthouse and stands at the north end of Anastasia Island.  St. Augustine was the site of the first lighthouse established in Florida by the new territorial American Government…

St. Augustine

We left New Smyrna Beach early in the morning as the sun was coming up.  That line I had a problem putting on, well I also had a problem getting it off.  Kent said he would try, guess what it’s not as easy as it looks.  With all lines off thanks to Jim and Cindy’s…

New Smyrna Beach

We left Cocoa Village, Florida this morning with a beautiful sunrise and a temperatures of 45 degrees.  This is a change but with all the windows shut at the helm we stayed warm.  We have 51 miles to navigate until we reach New Smyrna City Marina were we will stay for three days.  We are still traveling on the…

Cocoa Village and Cocoa Beach

When we left our anchorage we didn’t realize how rough it was out in the larger open bays.  I was glad we only had 15 miles to navigate to Cocoa City Marina.  I made sure all the windows were shut as water was splashing up on the boat. Yes the boat got a bath after…

Anchoring First Time In 2017

We left Vero Beach Monday morning with intentions of anchoring out.  Kent got a new anchor while we were in Fort Myers, so now it’s time to put it to the test.  The weather forecast said there could be high winds in the morning.   We had partly cloudy skies when we left Vero Beach…

Vero Beach

  We left Harbour Isle in Fort Pierce, Florida early Friday morning.  It was warm and sunny and we only had fifteen mile to navigate.  As we were traveling on the shore line we saw people camping with tents.  It reminded me of beaches on the Mississippi River back home. We arrived around noon at…

Fort Pierce

Well the winds finally died down and we are traveling again Ya!!!  The weather is overcast with occasional rain showers.  We are going through our last lock for a while St. Lucia which is a 12 foot drop.  As you can see by the picture they also us the lock doors for regulating the water…

Gilberts Bar House of Refuge

John Short was so nice to let Kent and I use his car on Saturday to do some sight-seeing. He is at a ship yard in Stuart Florida about five miles from River Forest were we are docked.  John and Pam are having some work done to their boat at Stuart Shipyard.  When all the…

Crossing Lake Okeechobee

On Tuesday night February 28 we had to say goodbye to Janic and Russ Pouliot.  They are residents of Fort Myers Yacht Basin on their boat DREAM CHASER.   Janic said ” the boat will never be cold again”.  I am glad we became friends during our stay in Fort Myers.  It was always nice to stop and…