Cruising Alizée

Geo-tracking the sailing adventures of James and Penelope on s/v Alizée

29 March 2011 | Cortez, FL on ICW just below Tampa Bay
25 March 2011 | Punta Gorda, FL
22 March 2011 | San Carlos Bay, Ft. Myers Beach
18 March 2011 | Key West, FL
14 March 2011 | Marathon, Vaca Key, FL
12 March 2011 | Rodriguez Key next to Key Largo
10 March 2011 | Biscayne Bay, Florida
08 March 2011 | 26 50.770'N
01 June 2010 | Anchorage inside Ponce Inlet, FL
05 May 2010 | Green Turtle Cay
03 May 2010 | Great Guana Cay
27 April 2010 | Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
26 April 2010 | Little Harbour, bottom of the Sea of Abaco
23 April 2010 | Harbour Island (Briland), Bahamas
17 April 2010 | top of Eleuthera, Bahamas
10 April 2010 | Governors Harbour, Eleuthera
05 April 2010 | Rock Sound Harbor, Eleuthera
22 March 2010 | Long Island, The Bahamas
12 March 2010 | Elizabeth Harbour
06 March 2010 | Marina at Emerald Bay

Great downwind sailing...

12 March 2011 | Rodriguez Key next to Key Largo
10-15 knots wind, sunny with a few light clouds
At anchor north of Rodriguez Key next to Key Largo after a wonderful day's downwind sail on the genoa from Caesar's Creek. I could kill the sail maker who did not get us our new cruising spinnaker as promised. Today was absolutely perfect for it, and we were quite jealous of another cruiser who was flying one.

We took a very long dinghy ride into Lake Largo to hunt up Calypso, a Cuban/Spanish restaurant recommended by our sailing friend Robyn. We first found a Tiki Bar at the Pilot House and ended up eating lunch there. Then we found Calypso, but as expected all the good specialties were only on the dinner menu. Too bad.

Also took a fruitless though healthful mile plus long walk looking for a small grocery. Alas, the Keys are not the Bahamas where small stores are almost everywhere and the supermarket was another four miles round trip, so we returned to the dinghy for the long downwind ride to Alizee empty handed. Next stop we'll try again.
Vessel Name: Alizée
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico 36 (2001) #2
Hailing Port: San Francisco CA
Crew: James Williams & Penelope Mayer
About: Sail out of St. Petersburg, Florida at the moment, sharing our home afloat with our home ashore in Deland, Florida.
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Who: James Williams & Penelope Mayer
Port: San Francisco CA