Our Adventures At Sea

17 May 2013 | Swan Creek, Rock Hall, Md.
10 May 2013 | Deep Creek Anchorage, Alligator River, N.C.
07 May 2013 | Carolina Beach, North Carolina
30 April 2013 | Charleston, SC
25 April 2013 | Charleston, South Carolina
16 April 2013 | Titusville, Florida
12 April 2013 | Vero Beach, Florida
02 April 2013 | Loggerhead, Stuart, Florida
29 March 2013 | Palm Beach, Florida
27 March 2013 | New River City Marina
19 March 2013 | Dinner Key, Miami, Florida
18 March 2013 | Rodriquez Key, Florida
14 March 2013 | Marathon, Florida Keys
07 March 2013 | Marathon, Florida Keys
01 March 2013 | Tarpon Basin, Key Largo
28 February 2013 | Long Arsenecker Key
27 February 2013 | Dinner Key, Biscayne Bay
25 February 2013 | Miami
24 February 2013 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
20 February 2013 | Lake Worth Inlet

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30 November 2012 | New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Manatee Country
Highly developed Daytona Beach and marshy Ponce De Leon Inlet. Today we saw some of the extremes in Florida. The former chock full of rows of modern condo buildings and the later isolated and grassy marshes surrounding a shoaly inlet.
Opening our throttle to closer to cruising speed at 2,400 RPM's and taking advantage of a favorable current, we made over 65 statute miles today after our 7am start from St. Augustine where we stayed 3 nights on a mooring ball. We enjoyed our stay there and spent quite a bit of time touring and dining with the Gatsby's and Sea Mist's.
A few nice shops, a used bookstore and of course the highlight, the Castillo de San Marcos which the Spanish built in 1695 after defeating the local French forces and which was transferred to the British, back to the Spanish after the American Revolution, to the U.S. As a state in 1845, to the Confederacy and back to the U.S. after the American Civil War. As the expression goes, a lot of history happened here.
Our average SOG, which we now measure in mph, was 8.2 mph - not bad when you factor in waiting for bridge openings and slowing for shoaling. We have now travelled 1,007 statute miles since leaving Rock Hall, Maryland 43 days ago. Sylestial Star is now at anchor behind a small island just in from the ocean so we should have the wash of the waves to lull us to sleep.
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Vessel Name: Sylestial Star
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 373
Hailing Port: Rock Hall, Maryland
Crew: Tom and Sylvia
Sylestial Star's Photos - Main
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Created 7 March 2013
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Created 10 October 2012

Who: Tom and Sylvia
Port: Rock Hall, Maryland