Month: May 2010

Girls

Posted by – May 31, 2010

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Swam around Cayo Costa with good friends Harold and Melissa. Made new friends too. Tons of sanddollars everywhere!

Posted by – May 31, 2010

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Harold and Melissa picked us up from our boat in their powerboat yesterday. Swimming, fishing, sanddollar picking, fresh tuna to eat, cocktails, lots of sun and awesome company. Back to work today so we can continue south. We sounded around Captiva pass last night and may exit that way instead of adding 20 miles to pass through Boca Grande pass again.

Anchored at Cayo Costa with new friends Kerry and Mark.

Posted by – May 29, 2010

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Steven speared a huge trout for supper!

Heading to Cayo Costa

Posted by – May 29, 2010

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Trying the Boca Grande pass again tomorrow.

Posted by – May 28, 2010

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Went out last Monday via the Boca Grande pass. Just past the first red buoy the engine sucked an air bubble and died. We threw out two anchors. The wind and seas picked up as Steven worked on the engine. The bowsprit went under a few waves (the bowsprit sits about 7 feet above water) and we lost an anchor due to chafe. The engine came alive and Steven used all his strength to pull the anchor plus 100 feet of chain. We motored back in and anchored at Cabbage Key. We have been making repairs since and plan to try the pass again tomorrow. The float plan will be the same as before.

Belated birthday lunch at Cabbage Key. A few more projects left to do.

Posted by – May 26, 2010

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A shrimp jumped in the boat!

Anchored at Cabbage Key. Installing the anchor roller and finishing the windlass before continuing South.

Posted by – May 25, 2010

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Home of the song Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Got spit out by the sea. Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

Posted by – May 24, 2010

Anchored safely. Made it south a bit. More tomorrow.

Boca Grande pass

Posted by – May 24, 2010

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Goodbye Boca Grande. It’s late but we’re off. Almost to Boca Grande pass.

Posted by – May 24, 2010

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