Archive for June, 2007

Jun 04 2007

Leaving the Intercoastal Waterway

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Position: 28.414°N 80.6409°W     Port Canaveral Florida

Log: 113

This morning we decided to do some maintenance on Carpe Diem. Anchor was up at 1215. We turned from the ICW into the Canaveral Barge Canal at 1536 only to arrive at the SR3 drawbridge 1606 which was just 7 minutes past the last opening until 1759. We arrived outside the Canaveral Locks at 1845 and anchored just to the north west in 12ft of water protected by a small island.

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Jun 03 2007

Not much of a sail

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Position: 28.2074°N 80.6601°W     Palm Shores Florida

Log: 95

Today we left Vero at 930 into strong headwinds all day, after checking all vital engine components and discovered that the engine oil level was a little to high. This made for poor sailing especially since it was Sunday traffic and narrow channel. When the winds turned westward in the afternoon it was quite gusty. At one point it gusted from a steady 5 to 20kts. The jib is old and cumbersome and will need replacement soon (Travis!!!!!!!!!). Arriving in the Palm Shores area Matthias discovered with fright that he failed to load the appropriate charts onto the chart plotter. So we decided to anchor at 1830 in the protection of a causeway.

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Jun 02 2007

Will’s birthday

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Position: 27.656°N 80.3702°W     Vero Beach Florida

Log: 57

Yesterday we left Fort Pierce in the morning to sail through narrow channels to Vero Beach. There were some strong winds in the forecast so we decide to take advantage of the mooring field at the Vero Beach City Marina.

Today is Will’s 20′s birthday. Winds are still at 20kts gusting to 30kts. We took the time to get some stuff at Wal-mart and also acquired some binoculars at West Marine, transportation provided by Indian River Transportation. Bill, the bus driver with an attitude provided plenty of entertainment on those rather long rides. We’re planning to have dinner out tonight to celebrate Will’s birthday.

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