Madcap Sailing

28 October 2016 | Madcap in Ft Pierce, Florida and crew in Halifax, Nova Scotia
06 April 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
23 March 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
20 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida
16 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida
12 March 2016 | Key West, Florida, USA
07 March 2016
06 March 2016 | Key West, Florida, USA
06 March 2016 | Key West, Florida
05 March 2016 | Key West, Florida
04 March 2016 | Marquesas Keys, Florida, USA
03 March 2016 | Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
28 February 2016 | Puerto Isla Mujeres Marina, Mexico
27 February 2016 | Puerto Isla Mujeres Marina, Mexico
13 February 2016 | Teotihuacán, near Mexico City
12 February 2016 | Mexico City
11 February 2016 | Mexico City
07 February 2016 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Tied Up Again

10 January 2012 | Cooley's Landing, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Beth / HOT
We had an excellent last day in Ft Pierce - doing the stowing and planning needed for an offshore passage. As a special last evening treat, Jim and Nancy (Solitaire) drove down from Vero Beach to pick us up and take us to a sweet little Mexican Restaurant, Pueblo Viejo, where we filled ourselves with enchiladas and all the fixin's. It was a great way to end our stay here.

We made reasonable time to Lake Worth, unfortunately mostly by motor, and tucked into the little anchorage just inside the inlet for the evening. It was far less crowded than when we were here 2 years ago - probably due to the fact that the last couple of days have been great ones for crossing the Gulf Stream and boats looking for a window to the Bahamas had gone.

Another day of motor sailing brought us to Port Everglades inlet (Fort Lauderdale) and we edged our way into Lake Sylvia for the night. We hadn't been in here before and would only do the entry and exit at mid tide or higher. There are high spots in the bottom, and even by hugging the wall on the way in, we saw 0.1 a couple of times. Once in, there was plenty of room and it was a pretty place to be for a night. Our neighbours were Dave and Paula (Misty Seas) from Nova Scotia so we felt especially at home.

We headed out in time to catch high slack tide at Cooley's Landing and made the beautiful cruise up the New River. It's worth coming here just for that!

After 2 nights anchoring and a couple days motor-sailing down from Ft Pierce, we are now tied to a dock again at Cooley's Landing - up the New River in Fort Lauderdale. Sandra and Steve (Yonder) are just down the dock, and we are about to catch a bus to go shopping at the consignment store here - Sailor man. Let the good times roll!

Comments
Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent the last several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but plan to spend the winters exploring warmer places - currently the Guatemala, Belize, Honduras area.
Extra:
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
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