Leeway II

Fulfilling a life-long dream of cruising the oceans in our own boat. Join us as we travel in our classic 1984 Alberg 37 Yawl

31 March 2014 | Hopetown to Man O War
31 March 2014 | Hopetown, Abacos
20 March 2014 | Hopetown, Abacos
20 March 2014 | Hopetown, Abacos
20 March 2014 | Marsh Harbour, Abacos
11 March 2014 | Marsh Harbour
28 February 2014 | Man O War Cay
28 February 2014 | Marsh Harbour
17 February 2014 | Man O War Cay
09 February 2014 | Treasure Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
31 January 2014 | White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
30 December 2013 | Indiantown
03 November 2013 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
26 February 2013 | Riviera Beach Marina, West Palm Beach, Florida
27 December 2012 | Stuart, Florida
17 October 2012 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
28 June 2012 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
20 May 2012 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
07 May 2012 | Indiantown, Florida
28 April 2012 | West End, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Back on the Water 2012

27 December 2012 | Stuart, Florida
Wayne left Oshawa on November 12th and headed south in the truck. Destination - Indiantown, Florida. The plan was to get to Indiantown, do the jobs that needed to be done, get the boat in the water and be ready when I arrived on the 14th of December. As you know, things never seem to work out the way they're supposed to. Our engine had about 1,000 hours on it and Yanmar recommends a preventative maintenance program. Having spent a significant amount of money on a new engine a few years ago, we thought it prudent to follow the recommendation. Wayne got an estimate from the workyard and authorized the work. It seemed like every time they looked at something, something else needed done. So, to make a long story short, not only did the preventative maintenance get done, we had to have a new bracket made for the secondary alternator (the other one had broken) and we had some water in the transmission fluid caused from a broken filler cap (we had a spare cap on board though). Once we got the mechanics off the boat, we thought we were all set, but of course, boats being what they were, the propane regulator decided to pooch out the day before we were leaving and had to be replaced. None of these things were significant, but when you want to get out on the water, everything seems significant. Needless to say, we didn't get away from Indiantown until about 5 days after we had thought we would. The extra time at the dock allowed us to get all of our provisioning done and stored before we left Indiantown which was helpful.

On Saturday, December 22 we cast off the lines and headed out onto the St. Lucie Canal, destination Stuart, FL. We love Stuart. We have been in Stuart at the start and end of each of our seasons since bringing the boat down and it is always a welcoming spot. We picked up a mooring and figured we'd settle in here until after Christmas. (The lead picture is the sunset on Christmas eve). We're waiting for a weather window to go across to the Abacos, but so far, nothing has materialized. As it stands, it looks like it will be another few days and most likely after the weekend before we see any weather suitable for crossing. I have to be back to work on the 7th of January and have a flight booked out of Orlando on the 6th, so I just need to get myself back to Orlando the day before. Whether it is from the Abacos, or whether it is from this side of the pond, only time will tell.

On Christmas day we awoke to sunshine and warm weather. We opened our presents to each other, celebrated with Mimosas and spent a leisurely morning reading and enjoying the weather. We talked to our families and enjoyed talking with our grandkids about all the presents they had gotten from Santa. As much as we love being in the sunny south, there is something about talking with your grandkids on the phone and hearing their excitement that tugs at your heart strings and for a fleeting moment makes you wish you were there with them.

Today is boxing day and although there is more movement around the marina, it is still relatively low key. The winds are fairly strong so we'll just stay put in Stuart again today and see what tomorrow brings. So, we sit and catch up on last year's log book and do the odd little project on the boat. There is always something to do.

Stay tuned.
Vessel Name: Leeway II
Vessel Make/Model: 1984 Alberg 37' Yawl
Hailing Port: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Crew: Wayne & Cindy Milroy
Wayne & Cindy Milroy have been sailing and cruising on Lake Ontario for nearly twenty-five years. Since shortly after joining forces in life, we nurtured the dream to go cruising on our own sailboat “where the butter always melts”. [...]
We will use this blog to share our escapades as we go wandering about. We’ll try to keep our family updated on our whereabouts and convince them that we are safe; we’ll share the excitement and wonder of our adventures with friends who supported our dreams throughout the years; and, we’ll [...]
Leeway II's Photos - Main
8 Photos
Created 19 March 2014
Abacos 2014
16 Photos
Created 31 January 2014
Work & Fun in the Sun
27 Photos
Created 24 February 2012
Exploring the Abacos
110 Photos
Created 11 February 2012
Tales from our land-locked summer
20 Photos
Created 13 September 2011
Getting settled before hurricane season
25 Photos
Created 13 September 2011
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & Area
82 Photos
Created 16 February 2011
Enjoying Stuart and area
35 Photos
Created 7 January 2011
Melbourne, Vero Beach & More
29 Photos
Created 27 December 2010
St. Augustine & Northern Florida
27 Photos
Created 8 December 2010
Peaches..and much more
27 Photos
Created 8 December 2010
The Palmetto State
67 Photos
Created 16 November 2010
Entering the low country
38 Photos
Created 1 November 2010
Beginning of the ICW
37 Photos
Created 31 October 2010
Self-proclaimed sailing capital of the nation
20 Photos
Created 14 October 2010
Long stretchs of open water
11 Photos
Created 14 October 2010
It's true - this city never sleeps
32 Photos
Created 30 September 2010
Moving South down the interior of the USA
38 Photos
Created 30 September 2010
Cruising east towards the Hudson River
40 Photos
Created 19 September 2010
Travels through the Oswego River & Canal
16 Photos
Created 13 September 2010
Our 1st Cruising Boat
8 Photos
Created 24 February 2010
Photos of the Boat
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 24 February 2010

Leeway's Crew

Who: Wayne & Cindy Milroy
Port: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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