TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

24 March 2017 | J & R Marine Services
20 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
19 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
17 March 2017 | Captiva Island, Florida
13 March 2017 | Captiva Island, Florida
11 March 2017 | Matlacha, FL
07 March 2017 | Useppa Island
03 March 2017 | Pelican Bay, FL
28 February 2017 | Boca Grande, FL
22 February 2017 | Gulfport, FL
17 February 2017 | Mideira Beach, FL
16 February 2017 | Dunedin, FL
15 February 2017 | Dunedin, FL
11 February 2017 | Three Rooker Island
11 February 2017 | Three Rooker Island
10 February 2017 | New Port Richey, FL
31 January 2017 | New Port Richey, FL
01 January 2017 | New Port Richey, FL
31 December 2016 | New Port Richey, FL
25 December 2016 | New Port Richey, FL

Captiva Island - Punta Gorda Isles

19 March 2017 | Punta Gorda Isles
Windy
Before we left for Punta Gorda (our final destination) we had a few days to enjoy Captiva. We kayaked to Blind Pass at the south end of Roosevelt Channel. We also got to eat lunch at the Green Flash Restaurant with our friend Mike Huffer.


Dredger working the Blind Pass Channel.

We left Roosevelt Channel early on Sunday morning just after sunrise for a 40nm journey. 8 hours. The first third found us motoring directly into the wind. We had been through this part so there was nothing new that we were concerned about. Traveling on Sunday was crowded. Some were considerate and others not as they passed. We like the considerate people!!

Once we got to marker 74 at Pelican Bay we turned towards Punta Gorda. The wind was up and on our port beam. Under one reef and 50% of the jib we moved along nicely at 6 knots. About half way we turned to a close port beat and dropped the centerboard. The boat performed well but we still had to tack TWICE (we think it's the only time we tacked the boat yet!) to make the mark into Ponce Inlet at Punta Gorda



By the time we got to Punta Gorda it was "Breezy", Florida's word for howling! We never negotiated the entrance to PGI before. The waves (slight chop! no) were 3-4' and foam streaks on the water. Meaning 20+ in Indiana. Life jackets on weather to go forward. All went well and we made through the pass safely and the hour run to the Buck's dock where we waited Charlie's family.

Here we are at Buck's dock. While we are here the Buck's are in the Bahamas at Bimini! Thank you Don and Gail for the use of the dock.



There was a strong crosswind at the slip, the neighbors came out and helped us dock thankfully as this was only the 2nd time we pulled in a slip in SIX weeks.
Comments
Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
About:
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
Extra:
A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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