S/V Avalon

02 June 2019 | Wrightsville Beach
18 May 2019 | Anchorage Off Dolbow Island
09 May 2019 | Dragon Point
04 May 2019 | Vero Beach Coty Marina
29 April 2019 | Lake Worth inlet anchorage
24 April 2019 | Anchorage outside Boot Key Harbor
22 April 2019 | Marco Island
20 April 2019 | Burnt store marina
18 April 2019 | Burnt Store Marina
16 April 2019 | Placida, Florida
12 December 2018 | Sarasota
12 December 2018 | Test
15 February 2018 | Dataw Island, Beaufort, SC
12 February 2018 | Chapel of Ease, St. Helena Island
12 February 2018 | Beaufort, SC - Dataw Island
09 February 2018 | Bentonville, NC

Long Day, Many lessons learned!

29 April 2019 | Lake Worth inlet anchorage
Peter Fraleigh | Winds 20+ !!!
Well, continuing with our trip north we left our slip in Crandon Park Marina Miami with our water and fuel tanks filled up. Captain Muttley even got to go ashore after a week on the boat, He really appreciated that and took full advantage of the many sweet spots he found was sniffing around, oh the life of a dog!
We headed out Biscayne channel into the ocean where we caught the jetstream for a 72 nautical mile hop up to Lake Worth Inlet. We had A nice 7.5 knt sail until about 1700 hrs When the wind changed and we were out of the golf stream. Or speed dropped to 4 kn and we had to roll the sail in As the winds were coming out of the Northeast and on our nose. We slogged along the next several hours in “lumpy” seas with 3+ ft waves on our beam, It was at this time that we really got to appreciate the weight and size of this boat! We also learned that there are many things that we need to secure it better when we go to sea as we had a lot of picking up to do when we finally drop the hook. We finally pulled into Lake Worth Inlet at about 2100 hrs And with the excellent directions provided by our sailing buddy Dean we found our anchorage and dropped the hook. After a celebratory glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres we crashed until 0700 hrs!
Vessel Name: Avalon
Vessel Make/Model: 36' C & C racer/cruiser
Hailing Port: Hop O Nose Marina, Catskill, NY
Crew: Captian: Muttley our Jack Russell, Crew: Pete & Bunny Fraleigh
Finally we are now both retired and heading out on our first cruising trip south down the ICW! We are now traveling south, seeing new sights, experiencing new things, meeting new friends, sharing new experiences while cruising aboard Avalon. [...]
Avalon's Photos - Main
Pictures of our first trip south
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