Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

25 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina
24 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina
23 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina
21 April 2018 | Titusville Municipal Marina slip C100
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

New Years gale and why did I do that?

01 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
Cloudy, windy, raw day.
Today was, and still is, a raw, windy day. Gale force winds tonight and tomorrow. When the wind is this high, it whistles and howls in the boats masts and rigging, which greatly adds to the effect. I am in the second best spot in the marina, but it is still a bit rough. Boats on the next two docks are really bobbing around. The boat in front of me had its genoa cover ripped badly by Hurricane Irma even though it had a line wrapped tightly all around the sail and head stay. This wind is tearing at what is left, trying to finish the job. Another comforting noise. Freezing temperatures (low 30s) are predicted here later this week. Sue says there may be snow flurries in central Florida Wednesday and made it clear she holds me responsible for that - I brought this down upon them. I guess friendship only goes so far ...

Just in case the day wasn’t bad enough, I decided to stand outside in the screened in porch and watch the Michigan football game. The game was in Tampa, so it was just like being there, and explained why the stadium was empty. This is not Florida weather, but is as close as they get to winter. I’ve decided not to give the actual temperature for today, because those folks shivering in subzero temperatures would fall down laughing, and I don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting hurt.

Happy New Year!
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