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

Who really thinks this is cruising?

14 March 2011 | Marathon, Vaca Key, FL
Sunny, light easterly winds
We sailed down to the Black Fin Marina on the Florida Bay side of the Keys from an anchorage on the west side of Long Key (Jewfish Hole). Skinny water the whole way, but a beautiful 4-knot sail with our Genoa under beautiful skies ... Please, tell me, Rob Mundell, where the hell is our spinnaker?

We needed showers and to do some laundry, and since Publix is just a 1/2 mile walk, we wanted to stock up on fresh produce. So the Black Fin suited us for a night. On the walk to Publix we saw several "cruisers" on their little collapsible bicycles carting groceries back to Boot Harbor, and the store itself was filled with boaters.

But really, who really thinks cruising is coming down to the boat RV mooring camp in Boot Harbor (150 plus moorings and another hundred boats anchored or in marinas)? We thought Georgetown in the Exumas was a bit of a summer camp for boaters, but it has nothing on Marathon. We can hardly wait to get out to a quiet anchorage and away from the maddening crowd. But, I suppose the folks in Marathon are like those who sit at the yacht club bar ... don't untie your lines, me hearty, for who knows what danger lies out there!
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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.
Home Page: http://alizee.us
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Who: James Williams & Penelope Mayer
Port: San Francisco CA