Our first stop after leaving Jacksonville to cruise up the St. Johns River was Doctors Lake - only 12 nautical miles up stream. We figured this would be a good short first hop to get back into the groove of living on the water, and we had heard that you could dinghy … [Read more...] about “By All Rights, That Engine Should Start” – Suzuki DF15A Outboard & Customer Service Failure
We pulled into the Marina at Ortega Landing in Jacksonville in mid-August with a one week reservation. And ended up staying two months. We're pretty sure by now you're no longer surprised by these extended stays. A couple weeks of active cruising followed by a month or … [Read more...] about Two Months in Jacksonville – Getting our City On, Boat Projects, Social Life
With our arrival to Jacksonville, we consider this 2018 Great Loop cruising season to be a wrap. When we set off from Miami in April, we had intentions of making it to the Chesapeake by summer to escape hurricane season. But fatigue from the months prior building up … [Read more...] about Wrap Up: Great Loop 2018 Cruising Season – Florida’s ICW
We could have easily stayed in St. Augustine on our mooring ball a few more days.. perhaps even weeks. But we had an exciting rendezvous planned up in Jacksonville with dear friends. So.. we untied from the ball and continued our northward cruise. First, our video … [Read more...] about Rendezvous in Jacksonville – Tides & Currents and a Rescue!
There was no doubt that we'd be stopping in St. Augustine on our way north - it's been a stop we've looked forward to for quite a while. So after a nicely balanced visit to Marineland, we were ready cruise northward up the ICW. But first, the video version: The … [Read more...] about Having a BALL in St. Augustine, Florida
In the days leading up to our departure from New Smyrna Beach, we hadn't quite figured out where our next stop would be. And frankly, there's not a lot of choices anyway. We knew St. Augustine would be a must, but it was more than a comfortable day's cruise for us - so … [Read more...] about Oh No!! Bridge Closed – And Exploring Marineland, Florida