Impulse Cruising Again

Vessel Name: Impulse
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 350
Hailing Port: Langhorne PA
Crew: Bill & Mary
02 August 2021 | Punta Gorda, FL
31 July 2021 | Slidell, Louisiana
30 July 2021 | Eunice, Louisiana
29 July 2021 | San Antonio, TX
28 July 2021 | San Angelo, Texas
27 July 2021 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
26 July 2021 | Albuquerque, NM
25 July 2021 | Flagstaff, AZ
24 July 2021 | Tropic, Utah
23 July 2021 | Saint George, Utah
22 July 2021 | Saint George, Utah
21 July 2021 | Las Vegas, NV
19 July 2021 | Bakersfield, CA
17 July 2021 | Hermosa Beach, CA
16 July 2021 | San Diego, CA
15 July 2021 | San Diego, SA
14 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
13 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
12 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
11 July 2021 | Hermosa Beach, CA
Recent Blog Posts
02 August 2021 | Punta Gorda, FL

Our Last Night on the Road!

Not much to report for yesterday - Bill drove and drove and drove. We left Slidell, Louisiana and stopped for the night in Lake City, FL. I had wanted to stop at Florida Caverns State Park but the tickets for the tour of the caverns are first come, first served and as we neared I called and we [...]

31 July 2021 | Slidell, Louisiana

It Was a Creole Soap Opera!

We left our room and headed out - it was not a good night's sleep. The AC went on and off all night and there was lots of noise from cars and voices, coming and going. We headed for the Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana for a tour. First, a stop at King's Truck Stop for a good Southern [...]

30 July 2021 | Eunice, Louisiana

Adios Alamo

We woke up and packed up and put our things in the car in the parking garage, then walked to The Alamo. We hadn't made reservations so we would have to wait until later in the day to enter the building, but anyone can tour the grounds any time so we did that. It was much bigger than we thought! [...]

29 July 2021 | San Antonio, TX

Walking Around San Antonio!

We left San Angelo this morning and headed to San Antonio. Rolling green hills surrounded us most of the trip - farms, pastures, and trees. Very different than southern Texas we saw driving west!

28 July 2021 | San Angelo, Texas

Covering Some Miles!

Happy 90th Birthday, Mom! I'm sorry I'm not with her, but we did celebrate in June with the whole family. Fortunately, brother Carl and Nikki are with her to help her celebrate today with a lobster dinner! Her favorite.

27 July 2021 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Learning About New Mexico

We left the hotel and stopped at McDonald's for breakfast and were on our way. Less than an hour later we were in Santa Fe, so we found our hotel and then headed to Jiffy Lube to get the oil changed - yes, it has been 5000 miles as of today! The oil change was jiffy, so we went to the Santa Fe [...]

By the Shore of Okeechobee…

21 April 2017 | Moore Haven, FL
Low 80s, partly cloudy
We pulled up the anchor and were moving at 7:30 am with light winds and cool temps. But the wind once again picked up and the banks of the river and canal acted as a funnel so we saw very high gusts of wind all day. We passed through two locks (in the first, Franklin Lock, we were accompanied by a manatee!) and had to call for four bridge openings.
The Caloosahatchie was a meandering river many years ago, but the Army Corp of Engineers cut through to straighten it out and left the curves, called "ox bows." These serve as nice anchorages, and we took advantage of one of them last night. Today we passed many more of them, some leaving small beautiful island retreats for fortunate homeowners.
After a failed attempt at tying up to the dolphins (photo of one will be shown tomorrow) near the Moore Haven Lock due to the high wind, we settled in at the City Dock. After a short wine time, we ventured to Adams Angler Reef Lounge. Bill saw this on his phone as a good place for dinner, but with questionable ambiance. That is exactly what we found - only ΒΌ mile away so an easy walk, but very empty and looking like the good times passed them by. No menu - "we have ribeye steak" - so that is what we ordered and it was delicious. Baked potato and salad bar completed the meal. A short walk back, and we were in for the night. Bugs were starting to come out, so we buttoned up with the AC running. Showers in the morning and then off to pass through a lock and then cross the lake!

50 miles, 8 hours

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