TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

19 March 2018
18 March 2018 | Florida
16 March 2018 | New Port Richey, FL
10 March 2018 | Indiantown Marina
03 March 2018 | ICW - Ft Lauderdale to Jupiter
24 February 2018 | Ocean Reef, FL
23 February 2018 | Tavnerier and Tarpon Basin
16 February 2018 | Marathon to Islamorada
10 February 2018 | Boot Key - Marathon FL
31 January 2018 | Pine Island Sound
24 January 2018 | Punta Gorda, FL
21 January 2018
11 January 2018
06 January 2018 | Ten Thousand Islands, FL
31 December 2017 | Russell Pass - Near Everglades City, FL

Pelican Bay and Useppa Island

07 March 2017 | Useppa Island
We anchored in Pelican Bay from Tuesday, 3/2 to the 7th before moving on to Useppa Island Anchorage. On the way to Useppa we decided to make a quick run into Charlotte Harbor to look around since our next anchorage so close.

The winds were predicted to be in the 20's during our time in Pelican Bay. The wind did seem to blow strong and was not anywhere near the prediction unless our anchorage was so well protected. Our anchor held fine but we sailed allot at anchor and Charlie tried several ways to stop the sailing. Finally giving up.

While at Pelican Bay we had plenty of time to explore the area on our kayak, cook, read, fish, motor repair and even watch a little TV.

Cooking aboard regularly

Nightly dinners outside

Our kayaking took us to the beach on the barrier island, Cayo Costa State Park to Hike and go to the beach and visit Manatee Hole. The fishing was unsuccessful...surprised (not)!

Cayo Costa Beach

We'd been watching boats go in and out of a little cut in the island shore. Little did we know until we went in that it was FULL of Manatee's. Fun to watch and just a little nerve racking when one adventurous Manatee decided to pay us a visit, bump the bottom of the kayak and giving us a little love. Charlie screamed like a baby.


Hiking on the island was spectacular. One day we did a 5 mile hike and did not see everything. The vegetation was spectacular and views unbelievable.

Dinghy Landing at the park

Native vegetation on the island

View of the Gulf from a high spot

Cross island road, about a mile accross

Looking at the cut into Pelican Bay from the east side of the island. You have to enter by going within 50' of the beach for a couple hundred yards. We ran aground here about 15 years ago and wrecked our dinghy that we were towing.

While we were at Pelican Bay Eileen contacted our good friend Mike Huffer who lives on Pine Island. He brought his Grady White out and took us to Useppa Island Boat Club where he is a member for lunch. What an outstanding place to visit. He and his friend Joan plan to visit us again soon now that we are anchored at Useppa. Next we plan to move to Matlacha, FL and anchor near his home and explore the unique little town, do some laundry and provision.

Mike on his Grady White

High speed ride...nice tender!

Banyan Tree on Useppa Island

Marshall Cat Boats at Useppa. 15' Cat rig. Builder lives on the island and they race on Saturdays in season. Cool little boats, we saw many of them sailing with families while anchored here.

We had lunch at the Collier Lodge on Useppa. Thanks Mike!

TARDIS is anchored between Useppa and Cabbage Key. This might be the most beautiful anchorage yet. So many interesting boats passing in the ICW. We're only about 100 yards off the channel. Plus there's these huge mega yachts anchored with us, interesting to watch how more prosperous people cruise.

Charlie's cousin, Don Buck and Gail, have been updating us on their progress. Fun! They are waiting at Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, FL before making their first crossing to the Bahamas soon. We hope to do go to the Bahamas in two years. Next winter we intend to continue exploring the west coast of Florida at a leisurely pace.
Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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Books read on this years voyage and things to do on the deck
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Created 16 March 2018
The 2017-18 Journey Ends
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Created 13 March 2018
Last travels for TARDIS spring 2018
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Created 10 March 2018
Photos early March 2018 - nearing the end of 2018 adventure
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Pics from the ICW Ft. Lauderdale and north to St. Lucie Inlet
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Heading North to Key Largo
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Traveling through the Florida Keys
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Heading South to Marathon
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Last weeks of 2017
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Travel and other photos from March 2017
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Cruising and other photos - March 2017 in Florida
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Boat Projects
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Photos from the boat leaving Indianapolis to launching in Tarpon Springs, FL
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Miscellaneous Stuff
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Created 25 November 2016
2006 to 2016 Indiana Photos. The TARDIS story is told through photos and their captions during her ten years in Indianapolis
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