Life Afloat on SV Light Reach Two Sailors and a Sea Dog

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Preparing to Start

09 November 2018 | Indiantown Marina
Sally
We left the condo after rush hour today, with the decks done we were getting close to be ready to give up electricity and water. Below decks the boat looked like it had been tossed. There was stuff everywhere that needed to find a home for the winter. I started on that task while Scott filled the water tanks and got us ready for leaving the dock early the next morning. All that stuff we had lugged off in June was waiting to find a storage spot. We have a fair amount of storage space on Light Reach it’s just not all that accessible. Then the problem becomes remembering where you put things. I managed to get everything stowed. The temps hadn’t relented and when we finished the last of our chores we decided a nice late day meal in AC was just what we needed. Indiantown doesn’t have all that many options other than fast food. I found a BBQ joint on Yelp that had decent reviews so we decided to try it. From the outside the place looked a little iffy but behind its not so inviting or charming façade was some great food. We both left with doggie bags.
To get an early start tomorrow we needed to stay on the boat for the night. Without much of a breeze and in an area that is mostly brackish swamp the bugs were horrible. Within seconds of sunset we were both slapping like mad. It was impossible to sit up in the cockpit even with bug spray and a insect coil going. Thank goodness our ports have screens and we have some for the hatches. We gave up and crawled into bed to read. It was a hot and uncomfortable night.

The picture shows the face dock and the entrance to the marina which is right off the St. Lucie canal
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Vessel Name: Light Reach
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Annapolis Md
Crew: Scott and Sally and missing our CSO India the wonder Schnauzer she sails on in our hearts
About:
Scott and Sally met in college, married and lived the average dirt dweller life for years always somewhere near the water. We fell in love with sailing in the early 90's. Summer of 2014 we both retired and became full time cruisers. [...]
Extra: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield
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