Sailing Ti Amo - Our Sixth Adventure

28 March 2021 | Dismal Swamp Canal
20 March 2021 | St Augustine Municipal Marina Mooring Field
16 March 2021 | Saint Augustine, Florida
13 March 2021 | Key West, FL
10 March 2021 | Garrison Bight Mooring Field, Key West, FL
05 March 2021 | Fleming Key, Key West, FL
25 February 2021 | Fleming Key,Key West, Fl
21 February 2021 | Big Marco River, Marco Island, FL
16 February 2021 | Fort Myers Beach, FL
13 February 2021 | Pelican Bay
09 February 2021 | Pelican Bay, Caya Costa, FL
06 February 2021 | Pine Island, FL
04 February 2021 | Glover Bight, Cape Coral, FL
30 January 2021 | Ft Myers Beach, Fl
28 January 2021 | Fort Myers Beach, FL
26 January 2021 | Fort Meyers, Fl
24 January 2021 | Marco Island, Fl
20 January 2021 | Big Marco River Anchorage, Marco Island, FL
17 January 2021 | Fleming Key, Key West, FL

Bon Voyage

31 December 2019 | Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas
glenda groome
Wow.....it is finally happening. We are up and ready to leave but will wait for a squall to pass over before casting our lines.

Ed and Mari-Etta are at the dock to help and wish us safe travels. Ed even brought us some pumpkin pie for the voyage. Nothing says Christmas or Thanksgiving quite like pumpkin pie! This has been one of our most cherished stays at Heart Harbor. I have to say having met Mari-Etta’s mom several years ago will always be one of the most memorable but this year we got to spend a little more quality time together. And ...... we got to meet her brother David and wife, Marcellas as well as Ryan and the rest of the gang. Great memories were made and hearts healed and more hearts being produced.

With the 10:00 storm away from us, we decide it is time to make a run for it. Off go the lines and we watch Ed, Mari-Etta and Ryan fade as we turn the corner into the canal. The canal is narrow but well protected as I secure the lines and bumpers in their spot before heading out into the ocean.

Well, my father asked me earlier that morning if any squalls that were coming up from Key West going to bother us. Of course I say....oh no....we will be out of their way and sailing in clear waters. Little did we know that the squalls would last pretty much ALL DAY LONG. The wind would pick up, then it would die. It would be off our beam then off our stern and clock all the way around to the bow. We would have 20 plus knots and then 4 knots and the waves were just as confused. At one point I think there was a moment I would have liked to have retreated, but common sense took over as I recalled the forecast and knew that everything is only temporary!

By the time dinner rolled around, we had finally gotten into a little smoother ride and we were then getting on a sleeping rotation. I did not want to go to sleep but we knew we had to just in case we had another squall later in the evening requiring us to be at our best.

The night was a beam reach sail at about 15 knots after we rounded the North Rock and entered into the Bullocks Harbor Channel. It was smooth sailing with many a ship anchored off to the sides of the channel.

We arrived at Great Harbour Cay Marina at 0900 and have been on the go since we got here, clearing customs and immigration......meeting neighbors on the docks and waiting for our dear friends, 2 Outrageous.

More to follow tomorrow.
Comments
Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg, Glenda and Jaxon Groome
Ti Amo's Photos - Main
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Anchorages and stops up the Chesapeake
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Photos of a great little navigator
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Old Marina Stomping Grounds
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Greg's Childhood Vacation spot
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Pics taken by our good friend Jiho Han
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Bridge #1
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The Crew

Who: Greg, Glenda and Jaxon Groome
Port: Topping, VA