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

Still afloat but barely...

21 January 2008 | Moorings Marina-Carrabelle
Day 9 - Sunday, 1-20-08 - Carrabelle

Well, the water in the harbor decided to take leave, but we didn't. The water level was the lowest they had seen in 15 years. We were still afloat (but the huge catamaran behind us was not.) Since the dock was now about four feet above our deck, it was quite a sight to see Jean and Sara trying to get off the boat.

Looks like Wednesday is D-Day (Departure Day). It seems the seas and wind direction will finally cooperate to give us a reasonably comfortable crossing. We'll head directly to Clearwater and expect to be on the water at least 30 hours.

Although sunny, the day was cold. We spent most of the day in "The Chart Room," which is a nice glassed-in party room adjacent to our boat. Another boating couple joined us. The guys watched the pro games and the girls played cards. We really enjoyed visiting with the couple who have spent the last 26 years circumnavigating the globe on their boat. They have lived and worked in almost every exotic port you can imagine. Now, they've bought a house here in Carrabelle to store the treasures they've gathered from all over the world. Then, they'll be off again. She's written a novel and together they're writing an account of their adventures. It was nice to hear that the Bahamas rank near the top on their list of favorite spots. Got lots of tips for anchorages and routes. Shared wine and pizza and called it a day. We'll explore more of Carrabelle tomorrow. (SBS)
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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