Wednesday, April 30, 2008

20 Miles Southwest Of Charleston To Charleston, SC

0635 Departed anchorage on Tom Point Creek. Low temp. was 47 degs. 1035 Arrived Charleston, SC anchorage on the Ashley River. Toured Charleston and shopped. Sunny with high temp. of 68 degs. Cruised 27 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Beaufort,SC To 20 Miles Southwest Of Charleston,SC.

0715 Depart Beaufort anchorage. 1257 Arrive Tom Point Creek near Charleston. 69 degs and sunny. Cruised 43 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Savannah, GA To Beaufort, SC

Departed anchorage on the Herb River at 0700 after a Saturday afternoon rain of 0.45" and evening fireworks from two Savannah locations. Arrived at Beaufort, SC City Dock at 1315. Toured the beautiful old homes and cemeteries in Beaufort. Sunny and 74 degs. Cruised 48 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, April 25, 2008

Brunswick, GA To Savannah, GA

0655 Departed anchorage on Cattle Pen creek. Anchored on Turner Creek near Savannah to shop. 1612 anchored on the Herb River near Savannah. 77 degs and sunny today. Cruised 44 miles. The no-see-ums were bad last night and this morning.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Brunswick, GA. To 30 miles South Of Savannah, GA.

0655 Departed Frederica River anchorage. 1320 Arrived at anchorage on Cattle Pen Creek. Very few homes and mostly marsh with excellent visibility. Boats are visible for many miles. 73 degs at 1330 and sunny most of the day. Cruised 44 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jekyll Island, GA To Brunswick, Ga.

0707 Depart anchorage on the Brickhill River. A bit uncomfortable crossing St. Andrew Sound due to wind and current. Anchored a few hours at Jekyll Is. to wait for the wind to subside before crossing St. Simons Sound. 1505 arrived at anchorage on the Frederica River, 7 miles northeast of Brunswick. 73 degs at 1530 with clouds in morning and sunny in the afternoon. Cruised 28 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jacksonville FL. To 13 Miles South Of Jekyll Island, GA

Departed Ft. George River anchorage at 0730. Filled with diesel at Florida Petroleum in Fernandina Beach, FL. Arrived at our anchorage on the Brickhill River, 12 miles south of Jekyll Island, GA. at 1450. Sunny and 73 degs at 1500. Cruised 42 miles today.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, April 21, 2008

St. Augustine Fl. To Jacksonville, FL.

Saturday and Sunday were spent touring St. Augustine. Anchored Friday and Saturday near Fort Castillo de San Marcos which was built in 1672. Fireworks were shot off Saturday night from the Fort. Sunday we went to Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine which was built in 1793. Anchored at Salt Run Sunday night near the St. Augustine Light House. Departed St. Augustine at 0755 and arrived at our anchorage northeast of Jacksonville on the Ft. George River at 1345. Replaced a leaky A/C water pump. Sunny
and 79 degs.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, April 18, 2008

Daytona Beach, FL To St. Augustine, FL

Departed anchorage at Daytona Beach at 0655. Arrived anchorage at St. Augustine at 1357. Sunny, little wind and a high temp. of 75 degs.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Adison Point, FL TO Daytona Beach, FL

Departed Addison Point Anchorage at 0725. Arrived at Daytona Beach anchorage near the ICW at 1525. Sunny with light wind and a high temp. of 69 degs. Cruised 56 miles today. Today we saw less big homes and more fish villages.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Vero Beach, FL To Addison Point, FL

Tuesday we used the Vero Beach free bus to spend some time in town.
Wednesday departed Vero Beach anchorage at 0715. North wind guesting to 35 mph with 3 ft. waves on the ICW. High temp. was 66 degs. 1705 arrived at Addison Point, FL and anchored south of the NASA Causeway. Cruised 66 miles today.
Joe and Arvilla

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ft. Pierce, FL To Vero Beach, FL

1435 Departed Ft. Pierce City Marina after visiting with grandson Alex, friends from Stevens Point, and Loren Hart who is the builder of our Lord Nelson Victory Tug. Arrived at Vero Beach mooring field at 1700. 76 degs and mostly sunny today and 54 degs for the overnight low.
Joe & Arvilla

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Manatee Pocket To Ft. Pierce, FL

0750 Departed Manatee Pocket. Arrived at Ft. Pierce City Marina at 1130. 24 miles and light pleasure boat traffic for a Sunday. 85 degs and sunny until a front moved in and dropped the temp. to 71 but still sunny.
For the Hams I am on 14,318.2 daily at 0900 CDST.
Joe & Arvilla

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lake Worth To Stuart, FL

Departed Lake Worth anchorage at 0640. Arrived at Manatee Pocket anchorage south of Stuart at 1100. Sunny and 88 degs. Cruised 28 miles today. The scenery has been mansions and marinas for the past few days.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ft. Lauderdale Beach To North Palm Beach, FL

0730 Departed Ft. Lauderdale anchorage after a quiet night. The QE2 departed Ft. Lauderdale at supper time so there was a lot of security and helicopter noise for an hour or so. All of our day was in a canal so we had many bridges and lots of wake from passing boats. 1530 arrived at Lake Worth anchorage near north Palm Beach. Many boats at anchor in this beautiful anchorage. Mostly sunny with a trace of rain and high temp. of 83 degs.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, April 10, 2008

North Of Key Largo To Fort Lauderdale Beach

0730 Departed anchorage after a windy night and lots of swinging on the anchor. Passed through Miami and Ft.. Lauderdale with boats and ships of all sizes. Very interesting scenery. 1545 arrived at our anchorage in Lake Sylvia near Ft. Lauderdale Beach, a beautiful place to anchor. Click on "our location" and then click on Hybrid to check it out. Sunny and 81 degs.
Joe and Arvilla

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tavernier, FL To North of Key Largo

1100 Departed Tavernier. 1550 arrived at anchorage north of Key Largo in Biscayne Bay. 32 miles today and high temp of 84,sunny and very windy. 32 miles today.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Lignumvitae Key To Tavernier, FL

0730 Departed anchorage. Arrived Mangrove Marina in Tavernier, FL at 0950. 76 degs today and cloudy. Visited with friends most of the day.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, April 7, 2008

Little Shark River To Lignumvitae Key,FL

3.72" of rain with lightning during the night. Six boats at anchor with us. The no seeums
came out at dark.
0740 departed anchorage. 1 to 2 foot waves on the Gulf. Sunny all day with a 81 deg high and sea temp of 79.
1515 arrived at Lignumvitae Key. 54 miles today.
Joe & Arvilla

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Goodland, Fl To The Little Shark River

Saturday we stayed at Goodland due to the wind on the gulf. We took the dingy ashore and went for a walk and visited with people aboard their 39 Ft trawler.
0810 Sunday departed Goodland anchorage and had 1 to 2 ft. waves on the gulf. We stayed in the Everglades National Park waters so we could avoid the crab pots. 1558 arrived at the Little Shark River and are anchored out for the night. We are between Everglades City and Flamingo, FL.
Weather today was sunny and 85 Degs. We made 55 miles today.
Joe Glinski

Friday, April 4, 2008

Naples, FL to Goodland, FL

Thursday,3 April had a visit with the owners of NELLIE D.,a 37 Ft Lord Nelson Victory Tug that was built a few months after OUR VILLA. It was very interesting to note the differences in our boats. In the afternoon we had a boat ride with friends from Plover and a cookout dinner.
Friday, 4 April, departed Pelican Isle Yacht Club at 0930 after a one hour walk and doing a load of laundry. The gulf had 3 to 4 foot waves and we took a lot of water on the deck and it shorted out the controls for the windless and the anchor went down all by itself when we were on the old ICW north of Marco Island. We are anchored near Goodland, FL at 1530 for the night. We only made 38 miles due to a lot of slow no wake areas. 82 degs at 1600 and sunny all day.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ft Myers Beach To Naples

Purchased diesel and departed Ft. Myers Beach at 0903.
The gulf was calm all the way to Naples.
Arrived Pelican Isle Yacht Club at 1150.
Had supper and visited with friends from Plover.
86 degs and mostly sunny with a few showers in the afternoon.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Punta Gorda, FL To Ft. Myers Beach, FL

Departed Fisherman's Village Yacht Basin at 0810.
Arrived ft. Myers Beach mooring field at 1610.
81 degs and mostly sunny with a few afternoon showers.
It was hard to leave all the wonderful friends that we met on "B" dock at Fisherman's Village. Thanks to all of them for the 5 o'clock daily meetings and rides they gave us as we have no car.

Video of Our Villa on the St. Croix River