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

Velcro Beach!

04 May 2019 | Vero Beach Coty Marina
Peter Fraleigh | Heavy thunderstorms & lightning!
Well, today we found out why Vero beach is called Velcro Beach by the cruising community! It is such a hard place to leave. We found out that we are not the exception, upon arrival after coming around the tip of Florida and putting 88 hours on our engine it was time for an engine oil change and fuel filter change before continuing on northward. I changed the fuel filters and Lost prime on the fuel system! After two days of working on the system I ended up calling in a mechanic, who could not arrive until next week. We were scheduled to leave tomorrow with Dean and Susan our sailing buddies. Sooo we are now extending our stay at Velcro Beach!
Tonight we enjoyed a wonderful fresh salad complements of our cruising friend John Barbera s/v Spirit another long timer here at Velcro! To go along with the fresh salad Bunny cooked up some delicious tuna steaks! We then sat back in the comfort of our cockpit to watch mother nature’s never ending wonders as heavy thunderstorms hit this area! It’s nice to be safely tied to a mooring when conditions take this kind of a turn!
We also received updates from a few of our “West coast” cruising friends Lief and Diane & Greg.
Lief is currently transienting the Lake Okeechobee shortcut to the east coast. Diane is in South Carolina returning from a drive home to NJ to visit with her mother. Greg is preparing s/v Abagail Grace for Their departure north up the ICW scheduled to start this coming Wednesday.
We could be traveling with different cruising friends if our luck doesn’t change!
It certainly is true that you can’t make plans when cruising!😁
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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