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 [...]

Offically on the East Coast

23 April 2017 | Stuart, Florida
High 70s, cloudy, rainy
After a very quiet night we woke to two big splashes - there are alligators here too! Gentle rain started and then ramped up to a steady rain which we need badly, but why today? Billy the Tipper arrived around 8:45. He and his partner were sporting ponchos which blew every which way in the wind as they rafted up alongside and Bill started to motor toward the RR bridge. Six barrels were placed on our side deck and filled with water pumped from the canal and we drove under the bridge (see photo). Of course with the water so low not much tipping was necessary, but better safe than sorry! (We require about 53.5 feet and the bridge height now is 52.1.) Money changed hands and ropes were untied and off they went into a downpour. We got on our way around 9:15 and tried unsuccessfully to stay dry all day. We requested one bridge opening and one lock-through (with a drop of 11.5 feet!) and then stopped at Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, where we picked up a mooring ball to wait for the rain to end (nap time!). Finally the sun came out and we ventured in for trash drop off, registration, and ice replenishment. Met with fellow PGIslanders (our boating club), Collins' and Jorgensens, for happy hour on the deck and a walk around town, then back to the boat for dinner. What a nice small town is Stuart! Looking forward to exploring a bit tomorrow.

32 miles
4.75 hours


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