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THE ADVENTURES OF S/V SERENITY AND HER CREW
Port Clinton and Middle Percy
04/27/2012

The protected bay of Port Clinton was HUGE! And we had it all to ourselves...

Port Clinton and Middle Percy
04/27/2012

April 21, 2012 We left Keppel Isle Marina at 7 am-- we had to pay close attention to the tides as the marina entrance has 1.1 meter depth at low tide! We had to motorsail (surprise) up to Clinton Harbor, which is very protected. Again, we had to cross a shallow entrance bar-- but once inside the depth dropped to over ninety feet. We saw one other power boat come into the harbor--but he disappeared up into the mangroves. We had this huge bay all to ourselves and had a peaceful night. Up early and off to Middle Percy Island! When we arrived at Middle Percy island we anchored off the West Bay anchorage and saw M/V Oso Blanco-- a sixty-five foot Nordhaven motor yacht. We were on the same dock in Mexico as Oso and we have seen them throughout the Pacific. After working on our outboard motor for awhile (to no avail)--we rowed ashore. Brad met us on the beach and helped us pull the dinghy up above the tide line. Brad lives alone in a tree house overlooking the bay. He gave us a tour of his home and we nicknamed him Ben Gunn (check out he photos). We also toured the sailor's hut on the beach--which ws actually quite a large A-frame hut. It has decades of momentos from boats that have stopped here--it is kind of a tradition. We added a signed 2010 Puddle Jump t-shirt that had Serenity printed on the back. We spent a peaceful night at M. Percy and were again up early for our voyage to Scawfell Island. By the way--I usually put out two troll lines each day and have caught NADA, ZIP, except for some sea weed!

Keppel Isle Marina
04/26/2012

With our castration device stowed below, and our animal feed on the decks--we are ready to shove off!

Keppel Isle Marina
04/26/2012

We went shopping in Yepoon, the town near the marina, and stopped at my favorite shop--Donut King!

Keppel Isle Marina
04/26/2012

Sherry does a curtsey in front of the courtesy (mispelled ) car from Keppel Isle Marina.

Keppel Isle Marina
04/26/2012

We spent two nights at the marina--just chillin' out--how decadent! We will leave tomorrow at 7 am for Clinton Harbor-- a seven hour motorsail. We got a call from Holly in the marina office--she asked if we would be stopping at Middle Percy Island? We had planned to stop at M. Percy after Clinton Harbor as there is a cool hut there with momentos from sailors over the decades--so we said "yes". She asked if we would mind taking a small package to the Homestead on M. Percy? Of Course, we said yes we would deliver the package. The package was actually a castration tool for the goats on the island. We put the small package safely below--but got another call from the marina office about two hours later. Can we take two more packages (that just arrived) out to the island? These were two bags of animal feed weighing 40 lbs each! Crikees! We should have turned our phone off! Now we have two bags of animal feed on our aft deck. An adventure a day--that is our motto.

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