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
We arrived to New Smyrna Beach in thanks to a dinner invitation from a YouTube fan. The marina had fabulous reviews, so we had booked a week at their very reasonable rates of $7.50/ft. We figured a little downtime would be good for us after a span of chaos. It didn't … [Read more...] about One Week Turns to Five in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
After the extended project-packed time in Ft. Pierce and then cruising with crew - we were more than ready for some time just being at home and on our own schedule. So we pulled out of Melbourne after just 4 days and continued our journey north. First, our video recap … [Read more...] about Cruising the Space Coast – Melbourne to New Smyrna Beach