Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

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
22 December 2017 | Hanover Park, IL
21 December 2017 | Titusville Municipal Marina
20 December 2017 | West of Cape Canaveral
19 December 2017 | Space Coast Regional Airport
18 December 2017 | Melbourne, FL

Tooth fairy flies coach

22 December 2017 | Hanover Park, IL
Cloudy and cold
Soooo, I’m going north - leaving the warm weather behind. I read the local Chicago suburban newspaper and the weather bite says the best place to go the coming week to avoid the cold is southern Florida. That hurt! Then an old friend from Schaumburg posts on my Facebook page that he is going to Florida. Double hurt. Even more ironic was the fact that both he and I were at the Charlotte Airport at the same time, but one of us was going the wrong way. If it weren’t for Pat ...

It turns out the tooth fairy flies economy class on American Airlines - and she forgot the tooth on the plane. The blog photo shows what I found on my armrest when I boarded my plane. Maybe the dentist just wanted to make sure I wouldn’t forget my appointment to get my permanent crown.

When I got off the plane, Pat and I went directly to a wake for a parishioner. I only met him once, at breakfast within the past two years. When he heard about my planned trip at that breakfast, he told me about the time he took his boat from the ocean back to the Great Lakes. So the reminder is to do these things while you can.

I will be back in Florida in a week and will continue my blog at that time ... as soon as I thaw out.
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
49 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