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Happy Halloween and Sad Goodbyes

31 Oct

Happy Halloween everyone! This is our official last night here at the Loggerhead Marina in Vero Beach, Florida. We have been here for the last five months and are excited to continue the journey after the end of hurricane season. Granted, there wasn’t much of a hurricane season this year but we aren’t complaining. Technically hurricane season doesn’t “officially” end until the end of November, but they are a more of a rarity this time of year.

We had a lovely Halloween evening and the girls even fit in some much needed trick or treat fun. Our dock mates were all so very sweet and rounded up goodies for the girls. Although we are excited to leave, we are sad to leave such a wonderful boating community. Thank you all!

As for our immediate future, we will be leaving here tomorrow morning at 5:00AM. We should reach the Fort Pierce inlet to the Atlantic around sunrise. We plan to head south along the coastline until we reach Miami (about 100 miles/22 hours). This plan assumes that the currents and the winds won’t fight us. IThe winds might force us to tack off course a bit, but that’s sailing. Once we near Miami, we’ll turn hard to port and head east for about 40 miles across the gulf stream to the small Bahamian island of Bimini. This is the original “Island in the Stream” that Ernest Hemingway wrote about, and he spent a great deal of time fishing and drinking. He also drank a lot there (sense a trend?).

If you want to track our progress you can check out our location HERE! We upgraded our GPS tracking to show our progress every ten minutes or so.

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The cats and dogs (Banyan with his fellow boater dogs Emma and Tux)

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Our Jellicle cats are ready to prowl

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Picking up the goodies! It helps to be the only boater kids in the marina.

The Turtle Hospital

27 Apr

Today we got a rental car and drove down to Marathon to visit The Turtle Hospital. What a great place! They are doing good work there to rehabilitate sea turtles injured by boat strikes, entanglements with nets and lines, and general health issues. The girls have been wanting to come here for some time. So glad we finally made it!

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Want to help or see their current patients? Visit the hospital to learn more!