Category: wildlife

Boat update…

Its been several weeks since a boat post so here we go. I have been both busy and at times bored out of my mind. I continue to do boat work which consists of many small jobs. One of the things I did during… Continue Reading “Boat update…”

St. Augustine – End of Passage

We left Daytona Beach at sunrise and saw thousands of gulls perched on docks, bridges, sandbars, etc. The last time I saw that many gulls was also in Daytona Beach. See post here. The sun shone beautifully off the bridges as we headed north.… Continue Reading “St. Augustine – End of Passage”

Wabasso to Cape Canaveral

We left this morning at first light, even before the sun came up over the horizon. The water was calm (Beaufort Scale Level 0) most of the way to our anchorage near Cape Canaveral. We broke our record on how far we traveled in… Continue Reading “Wabasso to Cape Canaveral”

Stuart to Wabasso

We left Stuart after spending close to an hour at the fuel dock. We had to wait for a bigger boat ahead of us and then the credit card reader did not work which we had to wait to be fixed so we could… Continue Reading “Stuart to Wabasso”

Port Mayaca to Stuart

We anchored near Port Mayaca. I love anchoring when we are near wildlife. The trip down the water way was boring from Port Mayaca to the last lock. That lock was a 14-foot drop, which was interesting, but going down is always less interesting… Continue Reading “Port Mayaca to Stuart”

Moore Haven to Port Mayaca

We successfully crossed Lake Okeechobee Saturday. Fortunately, the winds were decent, and the crossing was comfortable. We started to see more wildlife as we approached the lake. My favorite part was watching this snowy egret perched on the Julian Keen Lock where the water… Continue Reading “Moore Haven to Port Mayaca”

Gasparilla Sound to Fort Myers

Gasparilla Sound leads into Charlotte Bay which is a large inland Bay. Large enough to whip up nice size waves with a constant wind. Crossing Charlotte Bay was miserable. In order to make it possible to tolerate the crossing Regis had to tack (if… Continue Reading “Gasparilla Sound to Fort Myers”

Sarasota to Gasparilla

Wednesday was Regis’ birthday and he was hoping for a smooth motoring day. We left the mooring ball at sunrise and by the time we got into the main channel for the intracoastal waterway (ICW), Regis said we had to turn around. That quickly… Continue Reading “Sarasota to Gasparilla”

Stuck, Take Two

As we started one of our earliest and easiest departures, we were feeling good about the day. It was a clear day, the sun was going to shine, and we could wear shorts from the start. The trip down the waterway was great, barely… Continue Reading “Stuck, Take Two”

St. Petersburg Beach to Sarasota

We woke up before light while anchored near St. Petersburg Beach and got an early start to the day. By the time the first rays of light were on the horizon, we were lifting the anchor. As soon as it was up, Regis took… Continue Reading “St. Petersburg Beach to Sarasota”