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

Three nights on the hook ...

18 March 2011 | Key West, FL
Sunny and clear
We left Marathon on Tuesday 3/15 and dropped the hook at Horseshoes Key where we found ourselves in the midst of the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. We weren't disappointed, and saw a plethora of wildlife - herons, ospreys, hawks, kingfishers and ever present cormorants, to name some.

We enjoyed it so much, we spent a full day at anchor there before moving down to Tarpon Belly Key in the Cudjoe Channel. Lots more people there, fishing and day tripping, but as the sun went down we had the place to ourselves and found even more Great Whites there than at Horseshoes Key. And, we caught two Blue Runners leaving Cudjoe Channel, so have enjoyed very nice sushi for a couple of evenings.

Today we left Cudjoe Channel and motor sailed down to the Key West NW Channel entrance, dodging lobster pots by the hundreds the whole way. Turning down the channel we got a nice 12 knot breeze on the Genoa and with the outgoing tide scooted along at 7 knots. We are staying in the Conch Harbor Marina here rather than anchor out, which will let us easily experience the night life of Key West. Expensive, but we want to see the old town at our leisure.

Sunday night or Monday we'll head to somewhere on the west coast of Florida.

We haven't been loading up photos, because we try to use our aircard judiciously, so we'll put up the photos with more of the cruise on our main blog Alizee after we're finally back on land.
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