The Adventure Continues

10 April 2016 | Hopetown, Elbow Cay, Abacos
19 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
12 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
22 March 2015 | Charlotte Harbor
10 March 2015
17 February 2015 | Marco Island, FL
29 January 2015 | Fort Pierce, FL
02 April 2014
15 March 2014 | Key West, FL
14 March 2014 | Sombrero Reef
26 February 2014 | Boot Key Harbor
17 February 2014
09 February 2014 | Fort Lauderdal, FL
06 May 2013 | Harbortown Marina, Fort Pierce, FL
22 April 2013 | Fort Pierce, FL
21 April 2013 | Manjack Cay
11 April 2013 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
10 April 2013 | Hopetown, Elbow Cay, Abacos
10 April 2013 | Mangoes Marina

The Newest Adventure

31 January 2013 | Titusville, FL
Our first adventure of the season was to see a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral on the 31st. This was supposed to be a shake down cruise. It was. After overheating the engine 30 miles north of Ft. Pierce, we were wondering if we were going to make it to Titusville. Fortunately, repairs were made at great expense and we were on our way. In Melbourne, we met up with our old friends, Chris and Sandy Taylor, who were down from NY to visit family. Somehow we met up in Eau Gallie (pronounce Oh Golly) and got to spend a very pleasant day together.
We arrived in Titusville on Weds. afternoon in plenty of time to see the launch of a Delta V rocket from the Cape. It was a night launch and it was spectacular. We were standing at the end of the dock in the marina and when the rocket ignited, the horizon lit up and a ball of light like the sun rose up into the sky. After a few seconds, we could hear the rumble of the engines. Then the first stage shut down and the sky went black before the second stage lit up and the rocket continued its flight. That was cool.
The next day we went over to the Kennedy Space Center. That was fantastic. We got there at 9 in the morning and left at 4:45. We didn't get to see everything so we'll have to go back. The picture posted is of a Saturn rocket like the ones that were used to send astronauts to the moon. Overall, this was one of the best places we have ever seen. The exhibits were incredible. If you're ever around Cocoa or Titusville, the Kennedy Space Center is a must see.
We're leaving tomorrow, Feb 1 and heading back to Ft. Pierce. First stop will be Melbourne, then Serenity Island, then Ft. Pierce. Next stop in the adventure will be Abaco in the Bahamas. Keep in touch with us.
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Vessel Name: Alize
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 423
Hailing Port: Fort Pierce, FL
Crew: Dick & Peggy Dragonette
About: Dick and Peg have been sailing for over 25 years on Lake Erie, the Atlantic, in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. We brought our vessel from Sandusky, OH to Florida in 2011 and now alternate between our home in Chagrin Falls in Ohio during the Summer and our boat in Ft. Pierce, FL in the Winter.
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Stuff we've seen in the states and the Bahamas.
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Created 10 April 2016
He's an institution in the Bahamas
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Created 19 March 2016
Our first two weeks in paradise with our friend Wendell
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Created 12 March 2016
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Created 22 March 2015
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Created 10 March 2015
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Created 17 February 2015
Our good friend Lee and Bahamas friends Ed and Chris meet in Ft. Pierce.
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Created 29 January 2015
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Created 22 April 2014
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Created 2 April 2014
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Created 15 March 2014
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Created 14 March 2014
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Created 26 February 2014
Chapter 3 of our ongoing adventure.
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Created 9 February 2014
A Presidential Yacht pays a visit
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Created 6 May 2013
On the way home.
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Created 21 April 2013
Conch
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Created 11 April 2013
A different view of Hopetown
10 Photos
Created 10 April 2013
Awaiting the arrival of our friends from Granville, OH
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Created 9 April 2013
Views from around the harbor.
7 Photos
Created 26 March 2013
Great Guana is a very large and varied island/cay. Beautiful
6 Photos
Created 22 March 2013
Another look at a place worthy of second looks
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Created 21 March 2013
First views of Hopetown
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Created 14 March 2013
Staying at Mango's
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Created 9 March 2013
Boasting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
4 Photos
Created 8 March 2013
A very beautiful stop on our way to Marsh Harbor
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Created 4 March 2013
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Created 1 March 2013
Our first pics on the way and in Grand Bahama
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Created 26 February 2013
Alize getting ready for launch the second week of January.
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Created 6 December 2012