Seahawk Flies to Naples, FL

The crew of Last Dance will sail her from her home port of Pirates Cove (near Gulf Shores, AL) to the Exumas in the Bahamas and return, January-April 2008.

31 May 2017 | The Wizard of Id aka Retired Commander Ray- not really!
30 May 2017 | The Seahawk crew minus Roger, the photographer
27 May 2017 | Chihuly Glass- St Petersburg, FL, Exhibition
27 May 2017 | Perdido Bay Homeport
27 May 2017 | Bluewater Bay Marina Sunset
27 May 2017 | Cooks Only Restaurant- Panama City Marina
27 May 2017 | Catholic Church, Boca Grande, FL
27 May 2017 | Clearwater Beach Fading in the Distance
29 April 2017 | Seahawk in her Clearwater Beach Marina Perch
29 April 2017 | Sunset at Galati's, Holmes Beach
29 April 2017 | Gasparilla Marina, Placida, FL
29 April 2017 | Temporary Anchorage- Overheating, Uncle Henry's Marina Channel
29 April 2017 | Banyan Tree Archway, Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island
28 April 2017 | Houseboat Bar along ICW near San Carlos bay
28 April 2017 | Caloosahatchee River near Ft Mayers
28 April 2017 | Garden at Palm Cottage, Naples, FL
28 April 2017 | Palm Cottage, Naples, FL
28 April 2017 | Naples Pier
21 April 2017 | Sara's Favorite, Edison Estate, Ft Myers, FL
21 April 2017 | Edison's Summer Home, FT Myers, FL

Happiness Is An Empty Holding Tank

29 April 2017 | Gasparilla Marina, Placida, FL
Wednesday, May 3rd

You might think that is an odd title. Only if you have never lived on a boat. We could not pump out at Uncle Henry's Marina, and once we got into the slip at Gasparilla Marina the guys didn't want to move the boat. The restrooms were a quarter of a mile away. Even with a complimentary golf cart, it is mighty inconvenient to have to trek all the way up there every time. Have you ever been on a boat with four old people?

After negotiating three more moveable bridges, we arrived at the marker that was our turn into Galati Yacht Basin. Perhaps our expectations were too high, but we were underwhelmed by the marina. It is perfectly nice, but not what we expected. Seahawk is docked next to a rookery containing black crowned night egrets and very noisy sub-tropical cormorants. The smell of guano is distinct. Thank goodness for air conditioning. And, once again, we are about a quarter mile from the restrooms/showers. The gem of the marina is the restaurant located here, Ocean Star. It has sushi, hibachi, and Japanese cuisine. The food, service, and the ambiance are superb. It was a wonderful meal.

Back at the boat, Jean and Sara challenged Roger to what has become our nightly game of Skip-Bo. Just as it appeared that Sara was about to win, Roger managed to snatch victory from her. He went to bed a happy man. -- JGR
Vessel Name: Seahawk
Vessel Make/Model: Gemini 105 Mc
Hailing Port: Lillian, AL
Crew: Jean and Gerry; Sara and Roger
After professional careers in Louisiana, Jean and Gerry retired to build their dream home on the water and pursue a long-held dream of sailing to the islands in the winter and to Nova Scotia in the summer. Sara and Roger both retired from Louisiana State University (Go Tigers!). [...]
Extra: Seahawk is moored in picturesque Perdido Bay near the community of Lillian, AL. The foursome previously co-owned Last Dance, a Beneteau Oceanis 321 which they sailed to the Exumas of the Bahamas in 2008. That cruise lasted 3 months and covered 2000 nm.
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