Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

20 April 2018 | Titusville, FL mooring field
19 April 2018 | Cocoa, FL
17 April 2018 | Cocoa, FL
16 April 2018 | Melbourne, FL
15 April 2018 | Vero Beach - last night
13 April 2018 | Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
08 April 2018 | Lakeland, FL
05 April 2018 | Vero Beach, FL
04 April 2018 | Heading to Fort Pierce
03 April 2018 | Leaving Chub Cay
02 April 2018 | Chub Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas
01 April 2018 | West Bay near Nassau
31 March 2018 | West Bay, New Providence Island
29 March 2018 | Highbourne Cay
27 March 2018 | Warderick Cay
26 March 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay
25 March 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay
24 March 2018 | Big Majors Spot
23 March 2018 | Big Majors Spot
22 March 2018 | Big Majors Spot

Tradition, even if by accident. Sweatshirt came off!

14 December 2017 | Cocoa Village and other nearby villages
Sunny and warmer with a light breeze
I’ve been wearing my hoodie 24x7 since I left the slip. Today it was back to shorts and T-shirt. Tonight should stay above 50.

Yesterday I scouted out where to have lunch today (hey, I have time). I felt drawn to Ryan’s Pizza and Pub. So that is where I went today. It took awhile for it to sink in, but it turned out to be another Irish Pub. Tradition.

I walked to a convenience store today, right next to a U-Haul dealer. There was also a U-Haul in Titusville. Why the fascination with U-Haul? Because that is where I would refill my propane tank for my dinghy motor. My tank is a composite material tank so I can actually see the liquid level inside the tank (if one looks carefully). It is about a mile from the dinghy to the store. And I was in four different villages: Cocoa, Cocoa Village, South Cocoa Village and Rockledge. I can’t find South Cocoa Village on the map, so maybe it was just a sign.

While walking down a side street, I came to a gap between the buildings where there was only a path into the vegetation, and signs pointing down the path suggesting there was a store back in there. I posted pictures on Facebook and in my blog gallery. No store front presence here. I followed the trail back into the vegetation just to see what the heck was back there. I found a well worn shack that hardly looked weather proof. A very unassuming structure. Inside was an old guy, er, older guy listening to the Beatles and making pottery stuff. One of the most unique, rustic stores I’ve ever seen.

Tomorrow it’s on to the next place. Motoring has a wonderful side effect - hot water - I get a hot shower and shave!
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Vessel Name: Last Chance
Vessel Make/Model: Islander 36 (1979)
Hailing Port: Waukegan, Illinois
Last Chance's Photos - Main
1 Photo
Created 8 April 2018
31 Photos
Created 22 January 2018
Traveling down the Chesapeake and the East Coast
53 Photos
Created 11 September 2017
Erie Canal and Hudson River
33 Photos
Created 18 August 2017
Great Lakes part of the journey.
45 Photos
Created 15 July 2017
Boat prep and races prior to departure
12 Photos
Created 14 June 2017