Wednesday, December 24, 2014

We had great weather all the way across......5-10 knots of wind.....could have been more consistent ....seas less than 1 foot.

 these guys were with us more than not.....


 getting close and the seas are like glass.....
Daniel was great as usual..... 
 must be Clearwater Beach...around 2 P.M, It was about 29...30 hours from leaving Carabelle to dropping anchor in the ICW just inside Clearwater Pass.


We really liked the town of Apalachicola and the folk's at the C-Quarters Marina were great.....they gave Daniel a new fishing pole and set Elizabeth up with a new lure etc. It is time to leave only after one night since we have a nice weather window to head across the Gulf of Mexico to Clearwater!!

 leaving Carabelle headed to the East Pass.....
 sunset as we are heading across Gulf.....

By now we have safety arrived in Bradenton, FL at the Twin Dolphin Marina. I am going to start up-dating from where we left off in Apalachicola. Sorry for those following that it isn't more timely.....there are many reasons for that...not the least of which was lack of good wifi.


 fishing boats behind us at Apalachicola Marina.....
 on our way to Carabelle......

we made it to Carabelle for the boat parade......

Friday, December 12, 2014

We are now in Apalachicola Marina. The trip across the Panhandle has been a good one. Many neat places to stop and visit...great  people and some great sailing areas both offshore and in the bays.

 at one of our anchorages.....
 the Blue Angels were practicing several days as we went along....
all eyes on us....

another anchorage...another adult drink in the cockpit.....

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

We finally left Turner and are on our way down Mobile Bay and the Panhandle of Florida. Four of us left together....a M/V from Toronto, CA another IP-32 footer from Chicago and a 40 ft Beneteau from Illinois. (they plan to return to Turner and head to Florida after the Holidays.) The work done at Turner was very good and the price was reasonable...glad we had the work done while there. It also gives us more confidence that the boat is in good shape.....at least for the foreseeable future!! It's a boat right!!!


very close to the Marina..
Daniel loves the playground
so does Mom!!
 Bill and Marsha in their Beneteau heading down Mobile Bay...
trying to find our first anchorage after leaving Turner Marine....a little fog!!!
Daniel and I taking it easy before we head out.....
Jimmy Buffet's sisters place along the ICW near Gulf Shores, AL

This could be the one......

This could be the one......
Daniel and I on board IP27 in Jekyll Island