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

Ten Thousand Islands and back - 1st Visit

06 January 2018 | Ten Thousand Islands, FL
TARDIS arrived in the Ten Thousand Islands to bring in 2018. This is starting year two retired. Charlie's aunt Florence, a nun, used to say I'm not retired...just tired. Well we're not tired...just retired...living the dream as some say. Yes we pinch ourselves everyday at our good fortune.

Russell Pass

Russell was good. Mangroves, more mangroves and current. Lot's of current. We only saw one other sailboathttp://www.sailblogs.com/admin/blog_manager/post_edit.php?xjMsgID=438638, a couple from way north of us, Wisconsin. A few fisherman passed us during the four nights we anchored.

Views from our anchorage east and west





While there we took one long kayak ride many miles through the mangroves. Never saw another boat. Charlie went fishing...don't ask!



Panther Key

Moving on to Panther Key on January 4th Charlie misheard the weather forecast. A single reef was set and out we went on a 15nm sail upwind. Well it was a double reef day, blowing 20+. We beat into the wind, the centerboard was down and we could tack thru 100 degrees. The motor was started but the waves and wind were too big for Charlie to go forward on a perfectly sunny but windy day. Motor running, single reefed main and no jib, TARDIS entered the pass with a quick left turn after clearing the island the main was lowered and the anchor dropped in 10' of water. Phew...just like a J!

Only one night here and off we went back to Marco Island. Another great sail was had only this time no tacking and centerboard was up. As we left Panther Key TARDIS bumped the bottom as we left the pass.

Factory Bay

After a 27 mile trip in just under six hours we arrived back to Marco and Factory Bay. It was a two reef trip (not needed but felt good)



While Eileen drove Charlie cooked while underway, our first time. Grilled cheese while gimballing is fun



and this happened...

most all the Scrabble went into the bag. We're only missing two - B and I. If you have extras please pass then along (ha!)

After anchoring TARDIS was visited by TOW BOAT US. The driver stated "I'm not a whovian" but proceeded to tell us about his favorite DR's and they weren't the recent ones either. We also learned all about hurricane IRMA, his Pearson 36s' fate and other hurricane tales. What fun...TARDIS, the time traveler, took us back a few months to the real life stories of ground zero where Irma came ashore again in the US after the keys.

This trip also was a trial run for what lies ahead for TARDIS and it's crew as they travel around the tip of Florida before wintering on the east coast in a couple months for the summer.

We moved the boat three days straight traveling 82 miles in 20 hours arriving back at Ft Myers Mooring field. Learning never ends...

After three nites we moved northward for a visit with our friend Mike Huffer in Pine Island Sound. Eileen heads back to Indy for a quick visit while the NHT group boards TARDIS for 10 days. We're time traveling now forward...
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Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
About:
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. [...]
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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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Created 7 March 2018
Pics from the ICW Ft. Lauderdale and north to St. Lucie Inlet
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Last Week of February Adventures
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Created 25 February 2018
Heading North to Key Largo
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Created 23 February 2018
Traveling through the Florida Keys
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Heading South to Marathon
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Created 10 February 2018
Last week of January before the journey to the Atlantic Begins
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Created 31 January 2018
Photos from when the guys came to visit while Eileen was back home again in Indiana
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Created 23 January 2018
Three nights, two rainbows, a ride on a Marshall 15 and our good friend Mike
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Created 22 January 2018
First week 2018 sites
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Ringing in the New Year
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Last weeks of 2017
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Middle of December 2017
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Fun Times in the Sun. Florida Port Charlotte Area.
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Getting TARDIS in the water is part of the fun!
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Fun times 'Back Home Again in Indiana" and a Tardis working trip around Labor Day 2017
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Final photos of 2017 Winter Sail
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Created 31 March 2017
The end of the winter 2016-17 journey is near. Final photos before summer haulout
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Created 21 March 2017
Travel and other photos from March 2017
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Created 17 March 2017
Cruising and other photos - March 2017 in Florida
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From our trip down the west coast of Florida. Baby steps
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Created 18 February 2017
Projects, Trips and Other "Fun" Stuff. On the water now living the life!
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Created 17 February 2017
Work Projects, Trips and other "Fun" Things
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Best way to ring in the new year! Bragging rights...
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Boat Projects
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Water excursions in Sunny Florida
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Photos from the boat leaving Indianapolis to launching in Tarpon Springs, FL
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Created 25 November 2016
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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