Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

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
22 December 2017 | Hanover Park, IL
21 December 2017 | Titusville Municipal Marina

New Years gale and why did I do that?

01 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
Cloudy, windy, raw day.
Today was, and still is, a raw, windy day. Gale force winds tonight and tomorrow. When the wind is this high, it whistles and howls in the boats masts and rigging, which greatly adds to the effect. I am in the second best spot in the marina, but it is still a bit rough. Boats on the next two docks are really bobbing around. The boat in front of me had its genoa cover ripped badly by Hurricane Irma even though it had a line wrapped tightly all around the sail and head stay. This wind is tearing at what is left, trying to finish the job. Another comforting noise. Freezing temperatures (low 30s) are predicted here later this week. Sue says there may be snow flurries in central Florida Wednesday and made it clear she holds me responsible for that - I brought this down upon them. I guess friendship only goes so far ...

Just in case the day wasn’t bad enough, I decided to stand outside in the screened in porch and watch the Michigan football game. The game was in Tampa, so it was just like being there, and explained why the stadium was empty. This is not Florida weather, but is as close as they get to winter. I’ve decided not to give the actual temperature for today, because those folks shivering in subzero temperatures would fall down laughing, and I don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting hurt.

Happy New Year!
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