The Journey Blog

#91 Marathon, Florida to Islamorada, Florida

#91 Marathon, Florida to Islamorada, Florida

Well it’s time to leave Skipjack Marina in Marathon. A lovely marina and resort. The hotel looks like it was built in the 50s. But the pool area was nice. Even though the restaurant was closed for renovations, the tiki bar at the pool was open for food and drinks. We...

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#90 Key West, Florida to Marathon, Florida

#90 Key West, Florida to Marathon, Florida

We stayed at the Boca Chica marina at the Naval Air Station Key West for a week. Our last sunset in Key West was a beautiful one. The next morning after Reveille, I took a stroll so you could see the base. Well, not the entire base, just the marina. They put us at the...

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#89 Marco Island, Florida to Key West, Florida

#89 Marco Island, Florida to Key West, Florida

After the very rough 3-hour ride yesterday from Fort Myers Beach to Marco Island, I made Sam promise that the ride to Key West today would be better. He promised. If we didn't leave today, we would have to wait 3 days until the next better weather window. So, off we...

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#88 Fort Myers Beach, Florida to Marco Island, Florida

#88 Fort Myers Beach, Florida to Marco Island, Florida

We got delayed for a few days in Fort Myers Beach because of a bent propeller and then weather delayed us for another couple of days. A storm swept through dumping snow in some parts of the country but just rain and strong winds here in Florida. As soon as the...

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#87 Cape Coral, Florida to Fort Myers Beach, Florida

#87 Cape Coral, Florida to Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Wow, what a month! We really had a fantastic time staying at Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral. On the night before we left we had a chance to meet Cully and Heidi who found us through YouTube. We met our neighbors, We Wine A Lot, and had a nice meal at Fathoms. Gotta...

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#86 Saint James City, Florida to Cape Coral, Florida

#86 Saint James City, Florida to Cape Coral, Florida

There's nothing like the first sunrise of a brand new year. While we were anchored out from Saint James City, I got up early and was amazed at just how beautiful the new year was. It's exciting. The world is still asleep but not us. We are anxious to get on our way....

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#85 Venice, Florida to Saint James City, Florida

#85 Venice, Florida to Saint James City, Florida

After spending three nights at Fisherman's Wharf in Venice, we decided to move on. It was holiday season and we could not find a marina to stay at between Venice and Cape Coral so we were going to have to anchor again. Oh boy. We didn't know which anchorage we were...

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#84 Sarasota, Florida to Venice, Florida

#84 Sarasota, Florida to Venice, Florida

What a great city Sarasota is! And a fun place to celebrate the holidays. We are looking at a short trip today, only about 2 1/2 hours, so we aren't in a hurry to get out of Marina Jacks. We had a nice leisurely breakfast at O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill. Another...

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#83 St. Petersburg, Florida to Sarasota, Florida

#83 St. Petersburg, Florida to Sarasota, Florida

Our anchorage at Maximo Park by St. Petersburg, Florida was another attempt to pretend like we know how and enjoy anchoring. We don't. Although, I slept great, Sam struggles to relax when we are on the hook. We did wake up to a beautiful morning. And when we left, we...

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#82 Tarpon Springs, Florida to St. Petersburg, Florida

#82 Tarpon Springs, Florida to St. Petersburg, Florida

After being in Tarpon Springs for several days, it was finally time to be moving on. We woke up to a beautiful sunrise. Port Tarpon Marina gave us a fantastic weekly rate so we stuck around for seven nights. The weather made us tack on an extra day. But we didn't...

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#81 Carrabelle, Florida to Tarpon Springs, Florida

#81 Carrabelle, Florida to Tarpon Springs, Florida

Today is the day. Today we cross from Carrabelle through the Gulf of Mexico over to Tarpon Springs. At about 4:45 p.m., we take off down the channel. I would have loved to stay in Carrabelle a little longer but we had to move when the weather window was open. It's "Go...

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#80 Apalachicola, Florida to Carrabelle, Florida

#80 Apalachicola, Florida to Carrabelle, Florida

We got up around 7:30 a.m. It was a leisurely morning. We strolled over to a coffee shop and met up with the crew of the Archimedes who had rafted up with us on the wall. At around 9:30 a.m., we helped Archimedes shove off and we were right behind. After passing under...

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#79 Panama City, Florida to Apalachicola, Florida

#79 Panama City, Florida to Apalachicola, Florida

The morning we left Panama City, Florida it was cold, rainy and windy. Not a real good combination for boating. But we moved on anyway. After we pulled out of the Lighthouse Marina and into the Grand Lagoon, we saw several boats anchored on the right hand side. Then,...

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#78 Niceville, Florida to Panama City, Florida

#78 Niceville, Florida to Panama City, Florida

We woke up early while staying at the Bluewater Marina to a very foggy day. Since we don’t travel in fog, we were just going to have to wait it out. It’s the kind of morning that makes you slow down. Calm rolls in. Extremely peaceful. Leaving Bluewater Marina We...

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#77 Pensacola, Florida to Niceville, Florida

#77 Pensacola, Florida to Niceville, Florida

We woke up to a foggy morning docked at the Bayou Grande Marina which is located at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Since Sam has retired from the Air Force, we are able to stay at marina bases. If you are former military, you should check it out. It rained from...

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#76 Orange Beach, Alabama to Pensacola, Florida

#76 Orange Beach, Alabama to Pensacola, Florida

When we left the Wharf the weather was marginal at best. But Sam assured me everything was ok. So off we went. The weather was gloomy but we were not. Today is the day we get to Florida. You know, the sunshine state. Boy are we ready for some! Destination Unknown When...

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#75 Gulf Shores, Alabama to Orange Beach, Alabama

#75 Gulf Shores, Alabama to Orange Beach, Alabama

What a fantastic trip we had today! It's only three and a half miles to get from Lulu's in Gulf Shores to the Wharf in Orange Beach. So we left Lulu's Homeport Marina and turned left to go down the Intracoastal Waterway. We said goodbye to the bridge right by the...

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#74 Mobile, Alabama to Gulf Shores, Alabama

#74 Mobile, Alabama to Gulf Shores, Alabama

We left the Here's To Us!! docked at Dog River Marina in Mobile, Alabama as we flew home to DFW to enjoy our family, friends, and Thanksgiving. We had some maintenance items accomplished while we were away. Now, we are ready to get back to it. Leaving Dog River Marina...

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#73 Tensas River, Alabama to Mobile, Alabama

#73 Tensas River, Alabama to Mobile, Alabama

All good things must come to an end. I guess. After seeing the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen in my life, our perfect anchorage ended like this. Oh man! Come on! It took a bit of ramming that thing with the boat pole and Sam started the engines and proceeded...

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#72 Bobby’s Fish Camp, AL to Tensas River, Alabama

#72 Bobby’s Fish Camp, AL to Tensas River, Alabama

We left Bobby’s Fish Camp bright and early around 6 a.m. It was really cold. I had on two jackets. We were rewarded though with a beautiful sunrise. As I walked around the front of the boat, I slipped and fell hard on my bee-hind. It felt like frost. Not again! We...

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#71 Demopolis, Alabama to Bobby’s Fish Camp, Alabama

#71 Demopolis, Alabama to Bobby’s Fish Camp, Alabama

The alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. this morning. It’s another one of those days. The captains met the night before and decided to go the 96 miles all the way to Bobby’s Fish Camp instead of anchoring somewhere closer. I was all for it. I’m so ready for warmer weather! It...

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