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Itinerary
A brief history of where we were and when. As for the future the itinerary is pretty flexible!
Jun 30, 2006 - Left Keswick, Lake Simcoe
Jul 2, 2006 - After spending Canada Day Weekend at Big Chief Island near Orillia headed north through Lake Couchiching and Trent-Severn Waterway
Jul 3, 2006 - Swift Rapids Lock
Jul 4, 2006 - Port Severn Lock
Jul 5, 2006 - Arrived in Georgian Bay, anchored in Chimney Bay
Jul 10, 2006 - Anchored in Frying Pan Bay, Beausoleil Island
Jul 10, 2006 - Picked up Dave, Brenda and kids in Penetang and spent the weekend at Beausoleil Island
Jul 14, 2006 - Picked Deb & John up in Penetang and headed for Frying Pan Bay
Jul 16, 2006 - Went to Beckwith Island for the day and then anchored for the night at Discovery Harbour, Penetang
Jul 17, 2006 - John dropped Deb, John and me off in Penetang and I drove down with them, went to visit Mom for a night, saw Sylvia, Suzanne and Donna and stayed at Suzanne's for a night
Jul 19, 2006 - Took the bus up to Midland where John was with the boat, cruised to North Tonch Point, Beausoleil
Jul 21, 2006 - Picked Mike and Irene up in Penetang and anchored in Chimney Bay
Jul 22, 2006 - Took Mike and Irene to Frying Pan Bay
Jul 24, 2006 - Bone Island with Mike and Irene
Jul 25, 2006 - Dropped Mike and Irene off in Penetang
Jul 28, 2006 - John picked Sylvia and Donna up in the dingy from Honey Harbour and brought them to the boat at North Tonch Point, Beausoleil Island
Jul 29, 2006 - Took Sylvia and Donna back after a short but great visit, cruised 27 miles to 12 Mile Bay
Jul 30, 2006 - 28 miles to Killbear Park
Jul 31, 2006 - 10 miles to Parry Sound Town Dock
Aug 2, 2006 - 19 miles to Regatta Bay and rode out the big storm.
Aug 3, 2006 - 79 miles to Covered Portage Cove, just past Killarney
Aug 7, 2006 - Picked Mom and Dad up in Killarney, stayed the night at the Sportman's Inn
Aug 8, 2006 - Took Mom and Dad to the Bad River
Aug 9, 2006 - Back to Covered Portage Cove with Mom and Dad
Aug 10, 2006 - Dropped Mom and Dad off in Killarney, headed 22 miles to Little Current, Manitoulin Island
Aug 13, 2006 - 20 miles to South Benjamin Island
Aug 14, 2006 - Back to Little Current
Aug 16, 2006 - 29 miles to Gore Bay
Aug 17, 2006 - 69 miles to St. Joseph Island, last stop in Canada
Aug 18, 2006 - 59 miles to Mackinac Island, Michigan after clearing US customs at Drummond Island
Aug 20, 2006 - 47 miles to Beaver Island, Michigan
Aug 22, 2006 - 91 miles to Frankfort, Michigan where we celebrated John's birthday
Aug 23, 2006 - 99 miles to White Lake, Michigan
Aug 24, 2006 - 22 miles to Muskegon, Michigan
Aug 25, 2006 - 63 miles to South Haven, Michigan
Aug 26, 2006 - Exciting Day! Crossed Lake Michigan and arrived in Chicago, Illinois - 79 miles
Sep 1, 2006 - Left Chicago after a great week. Travelled 40 miles under 54 bridges and spent the night at the Lockport Lock
Sep 2, 2006 - 16 miles to Three Rivers, Illinois
Sep 3, 2006 - 36 miles to Ottawa, IL
Sep 5, 2006 - 75 miles to Peoria, IL
Sep 6, 2006 - 77 miles to Beardstown, IL
Sep 7, 2006 - 89 miles to Grafton, IL We are on the Mississippi River now!
Sep 8, 2006 - 16 miles to Alton, IL where we stayed for a week, visiting St. Louis by rented car.
Sep 15, 2006 - 43 miles to Hoppie's Marina, Kimmswick, Missouri
Sep 16, 2006 - 110 long miles to Little Diversion Channel, MO
Sep 17, 2006 - 97 miles to where we anchored on the Ohio River near Metropolis, MO
Sep 18, 2006 - 50 miles to Green Bay Marina, Grand Rivers, Kentucky where we will spend a week
Sep 25, 2006 - Left Grand Rivers and cruised 59 miles. Crossed the border into Tennessee around 4 pm. Anchored for the night in a peaceful little spot beside Dover Island, Tenessee.
Sep 26, 2006 - Travelled 35 miles to Clarksville, Tn and stayed at the town courtesy (free) dock.
Sep 27, 2006 - 67 miles to Music City, Nashville, Tennessee!
Sep 30, 2006 - After 3 days at the town dock in Nashville we had to move to Rock Harbour Marina 16 miles away because the slips downtown were all reserved for the weekend. Were lucky enough to hitch a ride to the Grand Ole Opry with Barbara and Walt from Dream Puff 2 in their rented car.
Oct 1, 2006 - Nice short, 24 miles to Harpeth River, TN where we anchored for the night
Oct 2, 2006 - 28 miles and back in Clarksville, Tn
Oct 4, 2006 - LONG 93 miles, almost 10 hours and back at Green Turtle Bay Marina where we will spend a week to do some repairs
Oct 11, 2006 - Left GTB and cruised 73 miles to Pebble Isle, New Johnsonville, Tennessee
Oct 12, 2006 - 66 miles from Pebble Isle to Riverstone Marina, near Bath Springs, TN
Oct 13, 2006 - YIKES, Fri the 13th, came 53 miles from Riverstone Marina to Grand Harbour Marina, address is Counce, TN but they swear that we are in the state of Mississippi.
Oct 14, 2006 - 56 miles from GHMarina to Midway Marina, near Fulton, Mississippi
Oct 15, 2006 - 38 miles and a 4 hour wait for a lock to open from Fulton to Aberdeen, MS
Oct 16, 2006 - Short 25 miles and 1 loc from Aberdeen to Columbus, MS to spend a couple of days waiting out bad weather
Oct 18, 2006 - 29 miles to a lovely anchorage near the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam and Visitor Centre. Entered Alabama at 12 noon.
Oct 18, 2006 - 90 miles to Demopolis, Alabama.
Oct 22, 2006 - 71 miles from Dempolis to Bashi Creek, Al where we anchored for the night
Oct 23, 2006 - 83 miles to Three Rivers Lake, another gorgeous anchorage
Oct 24, 2006 - 50 miles to Big Bayou Canot where we anchored for a 3rd night
Oct 25, 2006 - 31 miles down the Mobile River, through the busy sea port of Mobile, down Mobile Bay to Dog River where we stopped at the Dog River Marina
Oct 28, 2006 - Took a road trip to New Orleans (150 miles approx)
Oct 30, 2006 - Left the Dog River Marina near Mobile and cruised south on Mobile Bay and east into the GIWW. Stopped for the night after 47 miles and anchored just off the channel near Orange Beach, AL
Oct 31, 2006 - Entered Florida around 9 a.m. Cruised 69 miles and stopped and anchored for the night in Destin Bay, FL
Nov 1, 2006 - Travelled 64 miles to Panama City, FL
Nov 3, 2006 - 45 miles from Panama City to Port St. Joe's, FL
Nov 4, 2006 - 30 miles from Port St. Joe's to Apalachicola, Fl. Anchored just off the channel
Nov 7, 2006 - 32 miles to Carrabelle, Fl where we anchored.
Nov 9, 2006 - From Carrabelle off shore to fish for the day, then back to Dog Island to anchor for the night - 21 miles
Nov 10, 2006 - From Dog Island 81 miles to Steinhatchee
Nov 12, 2006 - 57 miles from Steinhatchee to Cedar Key
Nov 13, 2006 - 43 miles from Cedar Key to Crystal River
Nov 14, 2006 - 63 miles from Crystal River to just off Tarpon Springs where we anchored for the night
Nov 15, 2006 - 10 miles into Tarpon Springs to the City Marina
Nov 17, 2006 - Left Tarpon Springs and travelled 64 miles, anchored off beautiful Longboat Key just north of Sarasota
Nov 18, 2006 - 12 miles to a great anchorage just off downtown Sarasota.
Nov 21, 2006 - 30 miles to Englewood where we are staying at the Royal Palms Marina while Donald is visiting. John's parents dropped him off at the boat this afternoon.
Dec 12, 2006 - 27 miles from Englewood to an anchorage off Cabbage Key
Dec 13, 2006 - 71 miles from Cabbage Key to Coon Key
Dec 14, 2006 - A beautiful, calm crossing - 97 miles from Coon Key near Marco Island to Boot Key Harbour, Marathon, Florida Keys
Dec 23, 2006 - Left BKH at 2:30 pm and enjoyed an overnight crossing to Bimini - 149 miles, 16 1/2 hours. Arrived at daybreak around 7 a.m.
Dec 28, 2006 - From Bimini we headed north 81 miles to the south side of Grand Bahama Island and stayed for the night tied up to the canal wall inside the Grand Lucayan Waterway
Dec 29, 2006 - Followed the Grand Lucayan Wtwy which cuts from south to north through Grand Bahama Island and headed northeast to Sale Cay where we anchored for the night. 60 miles
Dec 30, 2006 - From Great Sale Cay travelled southeast 53 miles. Anchored at the end of Great Abaco Island just below Little Abaco Island and beside Cray Cay.
Dec 31, 2006 - Nice short 24 miles southest down the Sea of Abaco to Green Turtle Cay. Happy New Year!
Jan 2, 2007 - 28 miles from Green Turtle Cay to Marsh Harbour, Abaco where we anchored
Jan 4, 2007 - 11 miles from Marsh Harbour to anchor by Water Cay
Jan 6, 2007 - From Water Cay 7 miles across the Sea of Abaco to Baker's Bay
Jan 7, 2007 - Back to Marsh Harbour - 18 miles
Jan 14, 2007 - From Marsh Harbour to Man O War Cay - 10 miles( the scenic route)
Jan 16, 2007 - Back to Marsh Harbour(more direct route) - 7 miles
Jan 20, 2007 - From Marsh Harbour to Fisher's Bay, Great Guana Cay - 11 miles
Jan 22, 2007 - From Fisher's Bay to Elbow Cay to an anchorage just outside Hopetown Harbour, 14 miles
Jan 27, 2007 - Back to Marsh Harbour - 10 miles
Jan 30, 2007 - Fishing expedition & back to MH - 50 miles
Feb 8, 2007 - 23 miles from MH to Cornish Cay
Feb 10, 2007 - 6 miles to Little Harbour, Abaco
Feb 11, 2007 - 69 miles across the New Providence Channel to Current Cut, North Eleuthera Island
Feb 12, 2007 - 45 miles to Hatchet Bay, El Is.
Feb 21, 2007 - 47 miles to Rock Sound, El Is.
Feb 26, 2007 - 15 miles to Cape Eleuthera
Feb 28, 2007 - 33 miles across the Exuma Sound from Cape E to Allen's Cay, Exuma
Mar 1, 2007 - 15 miles to Norman's Cay
Mar 2, 2007 - 27 miles to Weldrick Wells Cay, headquarters for the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
Mar 4, 2007 - 23 miles to Staniel Cay
Mar 5, 2007 - 10 miles to Black Point Settlement
Mar 8, 2007 - 63 miles to George Town, Exuma
Mar 29, 2007 - 69 Miles to Big Majors, Exuma
Mar 31, 2007 - 23 miles to the Exuma Land and Sea Park
Apr 3, 2007 - 36 miles to Highborne Cay, Exuma
Apr 4, 2007 - 47 miles to Nassau, New Providence Island
Apr 7, 2007 - 54 miles back south to Norman's Cay with Suzanne and Russ
Apr 8, 2007 - 56 miles return to Nassau
Apr 9, 2007 - 42 miles to Frazer Hog Cay, Berry Islands
Apr 10, 2007 - 97 miles to Cat Cay, just south of Bimini
Apr 12, 2007 - 21 miles from Cat Cay to Bimini
Apr 18, 2007 - 57 miles from Bimini to Miami, FL
Apr 19, 2007 - 51 miles from Miami to an anchorange in Tarpon Basin, near Key Largo
Apr 20, 2007 - 50 miles to Marathon
Jun 13, 2007 - 51 miles from Marathon to Key West, Florida
Jun 15, 2007 - 74 miles from Key West to Dry Tortugas, Fla
Jun 17, 2007 - 260 miles from Dry Tortugas to Cabo San Antonio, Cuba
Jun 19, 2007 - 135 miles from Cabo San Antonio to Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Jun 22, 2007 - 51 miles from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel
Jun 25, 2007 - 18 miles from Cozumel to Puerto Aventuras Marina
Jun 26, 2007 - 62 miles from PA Marina to Punta Allen on Bahia de la Ascencion where we anchored
Jun 27, 2007 - 79 miles from Punta Allen to Cayo Norte on the Chinchorro Bank
Jun 28, 2007 - 51 miles from Cayo Norte to Xcalak, Mexico and another 29 to San Pedro, Belize
Jun 30, 2007 - 40 miles from San Pedro to Cucumber Beach Marina near Belize City
Jul 5, 2007 - 67 miles from Placencia to La Golfette on the Rio Dulce where we anchored for the night
Jul 6, 2007 - 22 miles to Fronteras (or Rio Dulce Town)
Jul 7, 2007 - 2 miles to Mario's Marina
Dec 1, 2007 - 2 miles from Mario's to Fronteras
Dec 2, 2007 - 15 miiles from Fronteras to Texan Bay
Dec 3, 2007 - 23 miles from Texan Bay to Cabo Tres Puntas, Guatemala (stopping in Livingston to check out)
Dec 4, 2007 - 74 miles from Cabo Tres Puntas to Puerto Escondido, Honduras
Dec 5, 2007 - 54 miles from Puerto Escondido to Utila, Honduras Bay Islands, where we checked in (the boat)
Dec 9, 2007 - 40 miles to French Harbour, Roatan where we taxied down to Coxen's Hole to check into Immmigraton
Dec 22, 2007 - 16 miles from French Harbour to Old Port Royal, Roatan
Dec 23, 2007 - 9 miles from Old Port Royal to Jonesville, Roatan
Jan 9, 2008 - 7 miles from Jonesville to French Harbour, Roatan
Jan 12, 2008 - 17 miles from French Harbour to West End, Roatan
Jan 21, 2008 - 17 miles from West End to French Harbour
Jan 29, 2008 - 7 miles from French Harbour to Jonesville
Feb 6, 2008 - 7 miles from Jonesville to French Harbour
Feb 8, 2008 - 17 miles from French Harbour to West End - DONNA AND KATHY ARRIVE TODAY!
Feb 28, 2008 - 17 miles from West End to French Harbour
Mar 13, 2008 - 17 miles from French Harbour to West End
Mar 24, 2008 - 80 miles from West End to El Bight, Guanaja ( including extra miles covered while fishing)
Mar 27, 2008 - 5 miles from El Bight to Josh's Cay
Mar 28, 2008 - 5 miles back from Josh's Cay to El Bight, Guanaja
Apr 23, 2008 - 60 miles from Guanaja to French Harbour, Roatan
Apr 30, 2008 - 17 miles from French Harbour to West End - SUZANNE AND RUSS ARRIVE TOMORROW!
May 4, 2008 - 17 miles back from West End to French Harbour, Roatan
Jun 4, 2008 - 24 miles from French Harbour to just past West End where we discovered a disabled sailboat boat and towed him back to West End
Jun 5, 2008 - 179 miles from West End, Roatan to Fronteras, Guatemala with a stop in Livingston to check in. Travel time 32 hours, 2 hours in Livingston
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