Archive of EAST COAST:

Crazy Hat Beach Party and Low Country Boil

on April 18th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

As you can see there were a lot of fun and creative hat constructions during the Crazy Hat Beach Party and Low Country Boil event on Wednesday night during the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous. We’ll let the photos speak for themselves – it sure was a lot of fun. We…

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MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous

on April 17th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

Since pirates played a major role in the settlement of Amelia Island the local gang helped kick off the start of the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous, in Fernandina Beach, at the first morning meeting. MTOA is only one of a couple of the boat clubs we belong to. The club…

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Our “First Ever” Shrimp Boil

on April 14th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

First, our friend Ellen and her husband, Roy, on Our Turn, came up with the idea to have a simple, but festive, evening on the dock tonight and procured shrimp from these fishermen (above and below). This was only the first 150 lbs she bought, it was such a popular…

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Around and About Fernandina Beach, Florida

on April 14th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

All snuggled in at Fernadina Beach Marina for the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous. We were happy to meet up again with the crew on Mosey (above), we last saw them in Marathon in February. Also in attendance at the rendezvous was the crew of Active Captain (below). We had left…

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Fernandina Beach – Here We Come

on April 13th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

Our last stop in Florida this year is Fernadina Beach to attend the MTOA 2012 Souhern Rendezvous. We’ve never had the pleasure of visiting Amelia Island when going up or down this coast, but we’ve only heard good things about this friendly little resort town. We were surprised that, since…

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Idling Up New River – Dinghy Ride

on April 10th, 2012 in EAST COAST:, FLORIDA: by | Comments

We ventured out on a long dinghy ride today – up the New River and into a few side channels. We were just a short distance away from the marina and it was hard to tell we were so close to such a big city as Fort Lauderdale. We must…

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Keeping a Promise in Fort Lauderdale

on April 8th, 2012 in CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA: by | Comments

Lisa made me promise we’d stop in Fort Lauderdale for a week, so after staying in Homestead for two nights to catch up on work and other chores, here we are putting the boat in the water right at Cooley’s Landing Marina (below), on the New River at the beginning…

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RV Park Stop in Homestead, Florida

on April 6th, 2012 in CAMPING ON KISMET :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA: by | Comments

Just a quick stop in an RV park in Homestead, Florida on our way to Fort Lauderdale.  

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Rendezvouing with Sea Gator in Marathon

on April 4th, 2012 in EAST COAST:, Florida Keys, FLORIDA: by | Comments

When I was in the planning stages of putting together our book, Women On Board Cruising, an acquaintance introduced me via email to Pat Erhman, a long-distance cruiser, along with her husband Rick on their boat, Sea Gator. I was so happy for the introduction because Pat and I corresponded…

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2012 MTOA Gathering in Marathon

on February 22nd, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc., TWEETS: by | Comments

Another fun party in Marathon. Ken Chumley, on Mosey, organized the 2012 MTOA Gathering on the docks of Sombrero Dockside Marina (same spot as our Tuesday night pot luck a few days ago). It was a good time with lots of food and conversation. Lorenzo (Little David), Lisa, Ellen and…

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Leaving Goodland Early A.M.

on February 16th, 2012 in CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, TWEETS: by | Comments

We arrived back at Goodland yesterday afternoon and anchored in the basin next to the marina and hauled the boat out early this morning and tried to clean the bottom up a little. We’re hoping to get to Marathon early enough to relaunch and get settled at the marina.  …

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Going Back in Time at Everglade City’s Rod and Gun Club

on February 15th, 2012 in CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, TWEETS: by | Comments

Our mission today was to leave our anchorage in Russell Pass somewhat early in the morning and head over to Everglades City (located along the Barron River on the boundary of Everglades National Park), about a seven mile run. We’ve been hearing about the Rod and Gun Club since our…

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On Our Way to Everglade City

on February 15th, 2012 in CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, TWEETS: by | Comments

We’ve been through the Everglades twice in the past six years but we’ve never made it to Everglade City. Today that will change as we are headed there to have lunch at the infamous Rod and Gun Club. A beautiful day to cruise in the Everglades, calm water and clouds…

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Thanks to all the “Ted’s” Out There

on February 14th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc., TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

Recently we made a post about meeting Ted, on Manatee (below – left), a very friendly boater whom we spent only about an hour of total time with. We first met Ted while we were both traveling south on the GICW (we slowed down for a short conversation about where…

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