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Ft. Pierce City Marina

Ft. Pierce City Marina, Fl – March 6, 2014

Day 6 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 166 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 Since we were expecting some bad weather today, we didn’t venture too far from the Marina. We did explore ¬†downtown Ft. Pierce (which is where the Marina is located) and it reminds us a lot of downtown Ft. Myers. […]

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Marina Office and Tiki Bar

Ft. Pierce City Marina, Fl. – March 5, 2014

Day 5¬† Miles Today: 27 SM; Total Miles: 162.8 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 After a nice night at anchor at Hoggs Cove (about 4.5 miles from St Lucie Inlet), we raised the anchor about 8:30 a.m. Our destination for today is the Fort Pierce City Marina. The weather forecast for the next […]

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Sunset at Stuart, Florida

At Anchor -Hoggs Cove – Near Jensen Beach, Florida- March 4, 2014

Day 4 Miles Today: 25 SM; Total Miles: 139 SM Locks Today: 1; Total Locks: 5 With a short trip planned for today, we didn’t leave the marina as early as we have the previous days. So we finished a few morning chores, took Cody and Cailee for a walk, and chatted with dock neighbors, […]

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Capt. Steve

Indiantown, Florida – March 3, 2014

Day 3 Miles Today: 49 SM; Total Miles: 114 SM Locks Today: 2; Total Locks: 4 At 7:15 a.m. we left Moore Haven City Docks and very shortly arrived at Moore Haven lock, raising us only 2 feet. It was another beautiful morning to be on the water with temperatures in the low 60’s. The […]

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Cody gets excited going through the lock

Moore Haven, Florida – March 2, 2014

Day 2 Miles Today: 42 SM; Total Miles: 65 SM Locks Today: 1; Total Locks: 2 It was a beautiful evening at Franklin Locks last night and we awoke to a light misty fog on the river. We cast the lines at 7:40 a.m. and headed East on the Okeechobee Waterway. Our boat’s engines will […]

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Ready to go

Goodbye Cape Coral, Hello The Great Loop

March 1, 2014 – Day 1 Miles Today: 23; Total Miles: 23 SM Locks Today: 1; Total Locks: 1 The past week has been so busy with last minute preparations and time spent with family and friends. We were able to squeeze in a Tommy Emanuel concert at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts, plus […]

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Six days and counting……

It’s coming together for our planned departure for The Great Loop next Saturday. I have to admit that it been a little overwhelming the past couple of weeks with last minute details. Stocking the boat with food and boat spares….and THEN finding a place to put everything has been a job. Gold looper friends keep […]

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Getting down to the nitty gritty details…..

The beginning of our Great Loop adventure is a little over a month away, and the “to do” list is getting a little shorter. If you ask most cruisers, they’ll tell you that they always have project lists and it never seems to be finished. Many of our cruiser friends tell us that they work […]

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