Category Archives: FL

May 1, 2018: Let the Boat Work Begin

On May 1 we left Fort Pierce and arrived at Apex Marina in Stuart, FL.  Kestrel will be there for the month while we have our chain plates and standing rigging replaced by Mack Sails.  Both jobs have been on … Continue reading

Posted in Boat Work, FL, Marinas

April 11 -30, 2018: Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, FL

After spending a few days in Vero Beach, we moved to Fort Pierce City Marina while we waited to go to Stuart, FL, to have some major work done on Kestrel starting on May 1. Fort Pierce never disappoints.  The … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Marinas

January 31, 2018: Goodbye, Marathon

After staying a month and a half in Boot Key Harbor, we were simultaneously eager to move on to new sights but sad to leave a place where we felt so at home.  The morning Cruisers’ nets, Tuesday afternoon dominos … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Moorings

Murals of Marathon, Part 2

The Marathon Mural project continues with some more entries. Tilden’s has a great mural that wraps around the building, but there were too many cars parked in front of the other side.  Maybe another time. I would need a better … Continue reading

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Murals of Marathon

Marathon is a vibrant city, and I don’t just mean the people.  Many of the buildings are painted with colorful murals, and they are often in the most unlikely places.  I enjoy hunting them down and photographing them. No mural … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Can’t Keep Marathon Down

When we were done having Mack Sails install our mast-mounted whisker pole in Ft. Pierce, we knew we had a little over a month before we planned to head to the Bahamas.  Where to go? Immediately we decided on Marathon.  … Continue reading

Posted in FL, Moorings

December 3-12, 2017: St. Augustine to Ft. Pierce, FL

We left St. Augustine on December 3rd bound ultimately for Ft. Pierce.  Between St. Aug and Ft. Pierce was our only stretch of ICW on this trip, and I couldn’t be happier about that. December 3 saw us going from … Continue reading

Posted in Anchorages, FL, ICW, Marinas, Offshore