Calliope

Vessel Name: Calliope
Vessel Make/Model: Morgan Out Island
Hailing Port: Jacksonville
Crew: Jay Howe & Rachel Blanton
01 May 2011
25 April 2011
11 April 2011 | Oasis
29 March 2011 | Jacksonville Beach, FL
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01 May 2011

Thanks to the wind gods- and we don't mean Zephyrus, we're stuck in Lake Worth waiting for a change. Will check the cut tomorrow to see what we're up against, hopefully our luck will come about Tuesday and we can make way for Great Sale.

25 April 2011

So we're back in the water as of about 1:30 this afternoon. Said farewell to my family who so generously sent us off with some fantastic grub, thank you Mom & Jen!!

11 April 2011 | Oasis

Still dry

We decided to stick around a bit longer. We're having battery issues that will take a few days more so econimically speaking....who isn't these days ey??

29 March 2011 | Jacksonville Beach, FL

Departure

We couldn't have asked for better weather, sunny and warm with solid but not too strong breezes -- for the last three weeks. Today though, the scheduled date, was rainy with NE winds at 20 knots and gusting a little higher. But Vince and I made it out of the slip without too much hassle and started [...]

01 May 2011
Thanks to the wind gods- and we don't mean Zephyrus, we're stuck in Lake Worth waiting for a change. Will check the cut tomorrow to see what we're up against, hopefully our luck will come about Tuesday and we can make way for Great Sale.

25 April 2011
So we're back in the water as of about 1:30 this afternoon. Said farewell to my family who so generously sent us off with some fantastic grub, thank you Mom & Jen!!
Vince and I are anchored at Matanzas Inlet and heading south down the ICW for Ft. Pierce. Hoping to arrive byThursday to ready for the crossing before the wind changes to not so favorable.
Until the next entry, good night.

Still dry

11 April 2011 | Oasis
Rachel/mixed
We decided to stick around a bit longer. We're having battery issues that will take a few days more so econimically speaking....who isn't these days ey??
We'll stay dry to finish things. Afterwards, on a mooring ball then the guys start south on Easter Sunday. Let's hope it's warmer than 2007 Easter Sunday when we last started out for the Bahamas at 35 degrees, yikes!

Departure

29 March 2011 | Jacksonville Beach, FL
We couldn't have asked for better weather, sunny and warm with solid but not too strong breezes -- for the last three weeks. Today though, the scheduled date, was rainy with NE winds at 20 knots and gusting a little higher. But Vince and I made it out of the slip without too much hassle and started south on the ICW.

Things get real nice south of Ponte Vedra. The McMansions give way to the pastels of palm and cypress trees. Palmettoes and sawgrass. All blurred and reflected in the tannin-rich waters. A few fishing boats and the shore dotted by fewer houses. It's Florida. But like that college girlfriend that said it was her not you, you pine away for her, but deep down you realize that even though you may see her out and about from time to time, she's gone for good.

A couple of hours later we were back to the civilization of Vilano Beach then St Aug. We made great time with the diesel and head sail out. Before we knew it, we passed beneath the Brdge O Lions and rounded into the San Sebastian River. Docking was a little tricky, but after three passes, the fourth time was a charm.
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