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Diane Sullivan
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Starting a sailing life
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda  are across the bay from one another. The bay is large, and from our anchorage in Boca Grande, it took about 5 hours to get to our anchorage in Punta Grande. The entire bay has only a smidgeon of deep water, so we had to follo...
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Sarasota, Florida
One of the things Paul and I needed was the talk that took place at Walter and Jeanette's place over dinner. We all discussed how many hours should be cruised in a day and what to do if bad weather starts up. Brooks, Walter and Jeanette, who are much more s...
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Apalachacola across the big stretch to Tampa
I seriously have to write a review on Active Captain about the "Government Cut" channel coming off the Gulf going into Apalachicola. On their site, they stated that the "Government Cut" is dredged on a regular basis...which may be true. However, when we wer...
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St. Joe's to St. Andrew's Island
Too bad it's not all saint's day...(my birthday and several other friends of mine birthday's) because it seems we're going to all the Saint places. First Saint Joseph Bay, then St. Andrew's Island. We did stay two days in St. Joe's, because of the weather. ...
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From Destin to Panama City, Florida
In my last post, I gave a detailed account of our dramatic exit from Destin Harbor. This is the aftermath of that adventure on our way over to Panama City. As we turned on all the bilge pumps to help get the water out of our boat, we also assessed the damag...
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Destin, Florida
We anchored in Destin Harbor after our experience with big waves on the Gulf. It wore us out!! It was delightful to get anchored and be STILL! Did I mention how high those waves were ALL day on Friday out in the Gulf? (6-8 feet with a couple of major heels ...
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From Mobile to Pensacola
The journey over to Pensacola from Mobile was a much easier cruise than the previous trip. We followed the ICW through some very pretty country. Alabama is very green and lush. Lots of beautiful Ponderosa Pines, one of my favorite pine trees.     Some lovel...
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Mobile, Alabama
Being without GPS and AUTO on the gulf or on the ICW at night is not something either of us wish to repeat. It was extremely stressful and more than one cussword was spoken by both of us. I was really afraid, because there was also some fog, and the markers...
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Gulf Port, Mississippi
A rough ride on the Gulf all day after leaving Rabbit Island in Louisiana left us feeling tired and bedraggled. Sea Casa's nose into the water again; rocking horse motion AGAIN. No illness! Whew! Winds at 15 - 20 knots, but of course, on our nose, so no sai...
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NOLA
Here we are in New Orleans, land of the Laissez Faire attitude! Love it. The barge men, tug boat caps, and masters of the bridges are great. They are friendly, genuine, and glad to help whenever it's needed. It's all about being relaxed. Even the language i...
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