Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

21 January 2018 | Miami - Biscayne Bay
20 January 2018 | Biscayne Bay
19 January 2018 | Virginia Key, Florida
18 January 2018 | Miami. Marine Stadium anchorage
17 January 2018 | Miami
16 January 2018 | Lake Santa Barbara near Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
15 January 2018 | Munyon Island near North Palm Beach
13 January 2018 | Vero Beach
11 January 2018 | Vero Beach
09 January 2018 | Clearwater, FL
08 January 2018 | Lakeland, FL
07 January 2018 | Vero Beach City Marina
06 January 2018 | Indialantic, FL. Across from Melbourne
05 January 2018 | Titusville
04 January 2018 | Titusville - Cocoa - West Marine
03 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
02 January 2018 | Titusville
01 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
31 December 2017 | Titusville Marina
29 December 2017 | Flying back to Titusville

Tradition, even if by accident. Sweatshirt came off!

14 December 2017 | Cocoa Village and other nearby villages
Sunny and warmer with a light breeze
I’ve been wearing my hoodie 24x7 since I left the slip. Today it was back to shorts and T-shirt. Tonight should stay above 50.

Yesterday I scouted out where to have lunch today (hey, I have time). I felt drawn to Ryan’s Pizza and Pub. So that is where I went today. It took awhile for it to sink in, but it turned out to be another Irish Pub. Tradition.

I walked to a convenience store today, right next to a U-Haul dealer. There was also a U-Haul in Titusville. Why the fascination with U-Haul? Because that is where I would refill my propane tank for my dinghy motor. My tank is a composite material tank so I can actually see the liquid level inside the tank (if one looks carefully). It is about a mile from the dinghy to the store. And I was in four different villages: Cocoa, Cocoa Village, South Cocoa Village and Rockledge. I can’t find South Cocoa Village on the map, so maybe it was just a sign.

While walking down a side street, I came to a gap between the buildings where there was only a path into the vegetation, and signs pointing down the path suggesting there was a store back in there. I posted pictures on Facebook and in my blog gallery. No store front presence here. I followed the trail back into the vegetation just to see what the heck was back there. I found a well worn shack that hardly looked weather proof. A very unassuming structure. Inside was an old guy, er, older guy listening to the Beatles and making pottery stuff. One of the most unique, rustic stores I’ve ever seen.

Tomorrow it’s on to the next place. Motoring has a wonderful side effect - hot water - I get a hot shower and shave!
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Vessel Name: Last Chance
Vessel Make/Model: Islander 36 (1979)
Hailing Port: Waukegan, Illinois
Last Chance's Photos - Main
Traveling down the Chesapeake and the East Coast
53 Photos
Created 11 September 2017
Erie Canal and Hudson River
33 Photos
Created 18 August 2017
Great Lakes part of the journey.
45 Photos
Created 15 July 2017
Boat prep and races prior to departure
12 Photos
Created 14 June 2017