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

05 November 2021 | Enroute to Stuart
04 November 2021
03 November 2021 | Indiantown
24 October 2021 | Indiantown
09 September 2021 | Treasure Coast Florida
07 August 2021 | Finger Lakes region NYS
28 July 2021 | South Jersey Shore
14 May 2021 | St Lucie River
09 May 2021 | Stuart Fl
05 April 2021 | Stuart Florida
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01 February 2021 | Stuart
30 January 2021 | Boca Raton
29 January 2021 | Stuart Fl
21 January 2021 | Boynton
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17 December 2020 | Stuart
16 December 2020 | Sunset Bay Stuart

In Florida Again

09 September 2021 | Treasure Coast Florida
Sally Stearns | hot, humid
We hadn't made our return to Florida plans yet when we arrived in Rochester. We had originally thought we might start back on the 16th of August. Jess and her family had another camping trip planned for the 19th to the 23rd. She asked us to stay thru that following week. We had the pleasure of taking care of Penny and the Guinea Pigs while they were away.

The rest of our time there was busy. We had a quick day trip with the girls to a water park. Managed to get back to my hometown for an afternoon and dinner with my sisters and spouses. We had a fun dinner with Scott's crowd from Schlegel. Always a good time! And we spent one night in Old Forge catching up with Jill (Scott's sister) and Scooby (aka George her husband). It was all too soon time to head back. Saying Good bye is painful so much has changed since the pandemic began.

We had such good luck with the camping cabins on the way up that we booked a couple returning. We had contacted Janet while we were in Rochester to see if she might be up for visitors over Labor Day. She was, so we routed our return to visit her at her home near Atlanta Ga. This route is far more west than we would normally go and allowed us to see some of the country we hadn't before.

Our first stop was in Little Orleans Md. The campground was waaaaay off the beaten path in the mountains. Beautiful and serene we stayed in a RV that had been converted to a cottage with a clever addition. Heading after two nights there through the Smoky Mountains to Fancy Gap Va. This campground’s cabins were all reserved but we were able to book a room at their tiny motel. It had only 8 rooms and was located right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. What a beautiful place. The hotel is a log cabin complete with quilts and porch rockers. It made me wish I had booked a longer stay. There is plenty to do outside in the area and it is absolutely gorgeous.

We spent Labor Day weekend with Janet at her beautiful home in Gainesville Ga. It had been 3 years since we had last seen her and we had lots of catching up to do. We left Monday morning to continue south. I had booked a night in Lake City Fl on the way approx 1/2 way between there and the condo. This was just an overnight stop right off the highway to break up the final leg of the trip.

Our trip back was thankfully uneventful. We had the car packed to the max and schlepping all that stuff back into the condo was a chore. Florida is considerably hotter than where we spent the last 6 weeks. We’ll spend the next month or so getting appointments done and getting ready for seaon 8. We have no idea where we will go, again our lives will be dictated by the virus. We still hold out hope that it can be brought under control but our optimism is fading.

The picture is our view from the motel in Fancy Gap

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
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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August 2015 visit to Keuka Lake (New York Finger Lakes)
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