Going South for Winter

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11 March 2014 | Ocean Reef Yacht Club, Lucaya, Grand Bahama
15 April 2013 | Stoney Creek, Ontario
18 March 2013 | Legacy harbour Marina, Fort Myers
02 March 2013 | Ft Lauderdale Marina, Ft Lauderdale
06 February 2013 | Sombrero Resort & Marina, Marathon
16 January 2013 | Sombrero Resort & Marina, Marathon Florida
05 December 2012 | Melbourne City Marina, Melbourne Florida
24 November 2012 | Halifax Harbour Marina, Daytona Beach
21 November 2012 | Fernandina Harbor Marina, Amelia Island
21 November 2012 | Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles, St Simons Georgia
17 November 2012 | Isle of Hope Marina, Savannah
15 November 2012 | Beaufort , South Carolina
12 November 2012 | Harbourwalk Marina, Georgetown SC MM403
10 November 2012 | Barefoot Marina, Myrtle Beach SC
07 November 2012 | Swan Point Marina, Sneeds Ferry NC
05 November 2012 | Morehead City Yacht Basin
05 November 2012 | Dowry Creek Marina Belhaven NC
03 November 2012 | Alligator River Marina, Columbia NC

Sunshine in Daytona Beach

24 November 2012 | Halifax Harbour Marina, Daytona Beach
Sunny 65F
Finally the dolphins have taken off their hats & mittens & decided to play.!
We arrived in Daytona Beach yesterday (Friday 23rd) afternoon after a wonderful days journey from St Augustine where we spent the night on Nov 22nd.
We arrived in St Augustine early afternoon so that gave us time to walk thru the old city area. St Augustine Harbor Marina is located right in the old city area & is a beautiful facility. It was US Thanksgiving so the majority of the stores/restuarants were closed but we did get to enjoy the wonderful Spanish architecture as we walked around the streets within such close proximity to the marina.
Bright & early the next morning we were off the dock on our way to Daytona Beach. The ICW area here is very protected so even with the north wind blowing it was pleasant & soon we were crossing under the first of four bridges entering Daytona.
We are currently moored a the Halifax Harbour Marina, again right in the old downtown area of Daytona Beach. Quaint little shops, wonderful restuarants & a great environment.
We were sorry to see Dave & Annie leave last evening.!! It was a wonderful two weeks with them & the time went by so quickly.
Good friends of theirs met us here on the boat yesterday afternoon for cocktails & then the six of us went to a wonderful new restuarant just about a mile north of this marina. They then dropped us back at the boat & Dave & Annie went on with them to their rented accommodation to spend the night before their return to Ft Lauderdale today.
Annie, I missed my toast this morning................
You guys were truly wonderful crew/captain/first mate/deck swabber/cook. Whatever hat was required you wore & we were truly blessed to be able to share part of our journey with you.
Today was "boat chores day" & since we are enjoying this facility so much we decided to stay until Monday morning when we will head to the Cape Canaveral area for a one night stop before reaching Melbourne on Tuesday 27th.
The forecast for the coming week ( aside from the record low forecast for tonight of 32F) is for high 60's & sunshine. Cool for this time of year in Florida but we still have our friend the North wind sending us brr from home.
When we arrive in Melbourne it will be a work week, getting the boat ready for a month plus stay there while we come back to Canada to work & celebrate the holidays with the kids/grandkids.
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Vessel Name: Apres Sail
Vessel Make/Model: 40 Mariner Orient Trawler
Hailing Port: Mimico Cruising Club Toronto
Crew: Frank & Eleanor Langley
About: Ok, we're tired of being cold in the winter so thought we would try something new. Hopefully we can make the play/work combo sucessful. Won't know until we try it.!
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On Our Way South

Who: Frank & Eleanor Langley
Port: Mimico Cruising Club Toronto