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

The Last Leg Home!

27 May 2017 | Perdido Bay Homeport
Saturday, May 13th

The first 7 nm or so of the homeward leg were in the Bay which was still exhibiting a moderate leftover chop from the thunderstorm system that had passed over the Bay the previous night. However, as we proceeded across the Bay to the channel which led under the Brooks Bridge and into the Narrows and the ICW, the chop moderated and the "ride" smoothed out. Given the estimated 62 nm leg to our homeport on north Perdido Bay near Lillian, AL, we hoped to arrive by 5 pm. However, whereas we can normally motor at 6 nm/hr, our actual average speed in a waterway is dictated by the tidal-induced currents we experience along the ICW. On this day, the currents were mild to moderate- some with us and some against us- which resulted in an arrival time at our homeport of 6 pm. During the course of the day, everyone managed to get most of their clothes and bedding packed so that both couples were able to off load most of their belongings in two trips of Gerry's golf cart and trailer. Thus concluded our Spring Cruise which had its share of highlights and challenges but....both Seahawk and its crew arrived home in reasonably good shape and health. For a foursome of 70-somethings, what more can you ask?! (RKS)
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Vessel Name: Seahawk
Vessel Make/Model: Gemini 105 Mc
Hailing Port: Lillian, AL
Crew: Jean and Gerry; Sara and Roger
About:
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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