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Feb 25, 2016 - Good news, some summer days and J&B and Southerly are together!

We left Pompano Beach a week ago. That week has been an enjoyable one. For the most part, we have had blue skies and warm temperatures. The first two days in No Name Harbor we had some strong winds, so it was nice to be in a safe harbor. However, that harbor gets claustrophobic because there are always a lot of big boats anchored there. And they have varying amounts of chain out so when the wind changes direction, you sometimes end up closer to other boats than you want to be. It was convenient, because we could dinghy into the seawall and...

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Feb 17, 2016 - Generator running...what a relief!

We felt fortunate that Tom, the previous owner of Southerly, let us tie up at his dock. We could walk to a Publix to pick up groceries, to West Marine to buy needed boat items and to a variety of restaurants. We also had the chance to have Tom and his girlfriend, Sherry over to share dinner and then they had us over for dinner the night before we left. And, of course, the most important thing was that the generator technician, Rafael, could come there to service the generator. The good news is that the generator did not have anything...

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Feb 9, 2016 - We are on our way north!

Well, we traveled two days in a row, rather than taking the lay day I mentioned in the last post. The day we left Key West was a lovely day with only light winds and flat water. So we motored for 10 hours and anchored in Indian Key Anchorage which gives some protection from winds from the west or northwest. Since the wind intensified and switched to the west overnight, it was an okay anchorage. After midnight, the boat started rocking and jerking every now and then, so we didn’t get the best night’s sleep. We were up early and underway by...

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Jan 9, 2016 - Another short trip across Biscayne Bay

Yesterday we filled up with water and diesel at Coconut Grove in the morning. Then we motored across Biscayne Bay and anchored in No Name Harbor. The harbor is a well-protected hole. Many boats anchor here and wait for the weather window to cross to the Bahamas. On the weekend, it is a popular spot for locals to anchor or tie up to the seawall for the day and party. We happen to have perfect weather: warm, light breeze, and blue skies with scattered clouds. We chose to anchor here because the wind was predicted to be from the SW and it...

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Jan 2, 2016 - Resumed traveling south.

Yesterday, New Year’s Day, I did the last load of laundry. Fred and I took the Mustang down to Freddy’s and he drove us back to the Marina. We stopped at the North Palm Beach Country Club (open to the public) for a lovely breakfast. Freddy took off to go sailing, and eventually, we left to move the boat close to Lake Worth Inlet. We motored out of Old Port Cove Marina around 1615 and anchored in Lake Worth. The motor to Lake Worth was kind of rough and the wind seemed to be really blowing so we were wondering if we had made a bad choice to...

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Mar 27, 2014 - We're back in Key Biscayne.

We spent two nights at Rodriguez Key. The second day was mostly restful. We did some minor boat chores and Fred went over to J&B to help get Bill up to the top of his mast. Unfortunately, Bill was not able to solve the problem with his wind instrument while he was up the mast. During the afternoon, we were sitting in the cockpit reading when we heard a tremendous splash…between Southerly and J&B. When we looked at the spot, a really big ray leapt up out of the water at least 3-4 feet. It is always a thrill to see the sea life! You should...

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Feb 2, 2014 - Next leg of the journey.

Our almost three months in Delray Beach were wonderful. Having the holidays with Freddy, Ana, Lily and Kaitlyn was fabulous. Having Joan Chadbourn, the Edward’s, Barrick’s, Vann’s, Croft’s and Jerry Olson stop by was great fun. The gathering of HYC people in Palm Beach Gardens to celebrate Joan’s and Mary Vann’s and Joy Wise’s birthdays was a definite highlight. BUT, it was time to move on. Judy and Bill Younger were waiting for us in Biscayne Bay. We got out of the slip at Delray Beach Yacht Club Marina with grace and were on our way south...

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Dec 20, 2011 - Around Miami

HI All! We did so many things in Miami. We went to Dinner Key/Coconut Grove, South Beach, No Name Harbor a few times at the Bill Baggs Cape Miami State Park, etc. Here are some pictures! While we were in No Name Harbor a group of charity people from the Miami Marlins organization where there. They did a video and we were on it saying "GO MARLINS!" for that we got a T-shirt of their organization called Marlins Ayunda. Cool. Hope all is well with you and yours. We are heading to Bimini as soon as we can. Cathie on s/v INTERLUDE. OUT.

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Dec 15, 2011 - No Name Harbor - Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

12/14/11 Day 51 – No Name Harbor, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park = N25:40.597 W080:09.773 Weather: High/Low 80/73 Wind: E 10-20 Hi All! We stayed in Coconut Grove for three days on a mooring ball in Dinner Key. We then hopped over to No Name Harbor which is a state park. It’s very nice here on the week days. On the weekends the boaters from Miami come over and raft up in the harbor. It gets congested and LOUD. We are coming up to the weekend again so we are leaving No Name for South Beach tomorrow afternoon. There looks like a good...

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Jan 24, 2009 - Bahamas or Bust

Weather: Reaching the 70’s today again after a week of much colder weather. Very sunny and clear. Perfect! Favorite boat name seen recently: A Wendy Day Tomorrow we plan to cross to the Bahamas!! Finally. We spent much longer in the Miami area than intended – waiting for the wind to change so we can cross to the Bahamas. It has been blowing from the North for so long that we can’t remember anything else. But the prediction is for 5-10 knot winds from the east tomorrow. Very comfortable, though we will have to motor sail, as we will be going...

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