Sailing with Allegria

02 December 2020 | Anna Maria
09 November 2020 | Moab, UT
28 October 2020 | Bryce Canyon
24 October 2020 | Zion Nat Park
13 October 2020 | Grand Canyon
07 October 2020 | Carlsbad, NM
10 April 2020 | Anna Maria
22 March 2020 | Anna Maria
24 December 2019 | Anna Maria
21 November 2019 | Cayo Costa
27 October 2019 | Charleston, SC
28 September 2019 | Annapolis
09 September 2019 | Port Jefferson, NY
26 August 2019 | Snow Island, ME
18 August 2019 | Rockland, ME
14 July 2019 | Ort Jeff, NY
11 June 2019 | Annapolis

We're Off

20 March 2016 | Ft Myers Beach
Dee
We rented a car from our friends at Enterprise and ran down to Denny’s to drop the truck off and have a quick visit. We had a wonderful dinner out with them and friends Billy and Barbara to eat some fresh Mahi they’d caught. Then the next day it was back to the boat to get ready to leave. It had been very foggy and that continued, so we decided to forgo leaving Tuesday and opted for Wednesday AM.
Up early the next day, the fog was still thick, but we decided to head out and down the ICW. Navigation was by Braille for a while. I haven’t seen fog so thick since we were in Nova Scotia, and at least there the water is deep. This stretch of the ICW is very shallow outside the channel so Molly was on the bow spotting markers and I was watching the plotter and radar. We only had about 50 yards of visibility, so it was nerve wracking to say the least. We only bumped once and got off easily, so we were lucky. After we got into Sarasota Bay things started to lighten up and eventually the fog burned off. It seemed still thick off shore and what wind we had was in our face so we decided to stay in the ICW and anchored for the night in Lemmon Bay at Englewood.
After a peaceful night, the morning was thick with fog again, but burned off fairly quickly and we moved south past Boca Grande and Pine Island Sound to anchor at the Ding Darling Wildlife refuge on Sanibel. Another peaceful night except for the mosquitoes.
With a forecast of a strong cold front to come we moved down to Fort Myers Beach and picked up a mooring to wait it out. We met some old friends here and had a chance to reminisce a bit and catch up. It looks like the front will blow through here tonight and give us fresh North winds for tomorrow to head south.
The plan now is to top off the fuel in the morning and head down to Long Key and be ready to jump off to the Bahamas at the first opportunity. We should be in to the anchorage at Long by Tuesday PM.
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Vessel Name: Allegria
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby 42
Hailing Port: Tampa
Crew: Dee and Molly Strickland
About:
Dee grew up in central Florida and was sailing if the wind was blowing and skiing if it was flat. During his residency for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Cleveland he met the love of his life, Molly working as a nurse in the E.R. [...]
Extra: Dee, Molly and daughter Lisa left Tampa Bay in 1994 and sailed to Trinidad and Venezuela, and then back up the US east coast. Lisa was home schooled and then we returned to Tampa Bay where she skipped 4th grade and moved to 5th. She is now studying for her PhD in Art History at SUNY at Stoney Brook.
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