Saturday, June 14, 2014

Two Sail Magazine articles.


Debbie and I have returned to Canada for the summer and Bellaluna will remain in Florida awaiting our next adventure.

The two attached links are articles published in Sail Magazine.  Hope you enjoy them.

Living on the Water in a Multihull | Sail Magazine

Brazil's Costa Verde | Sail Magazine

Greetings from Florida.

Debbie and I enjoyed two months of warm weather in the Palm City area and then on February 1st we set sail for Miami.  We wanted to experience at least once the Inter coastal waterway that runs along the east coast of the USA.  So we left Palm City and motored south towards Miami.  There is no sailing in the ICW and no night navigation.  There are many bridges along the route that cause many delays and interesting navigation situations.
There are approximately 55 bridges from the Florida/Georgia border to Miami.  Here are some of the different types.

Selfie cruising the ICW 

Also along the way are many large homes and many meta yachts.  Very interesting scenery.

The high rise condos of Miami

After three days of ICW motoring we arrived in Miami.  We had been asked by Antares ( the company that built our boat) to use Bellaluna as the Miami boat show boat.  We arrived in plenty of time to detail  and ready her for the show.

Bellaluna moored for the boat show

We then spent an enjoyable week touring the boat show and the Miami area.

Gilligan's Island

After the Miami boat show Debbie and I along with our two friends Dave and Duncan set sail for the Florida Keys.

I am not saying who is who in the next two pictures.

OK, it's Duncan
The three boys

Boca Chita Key anchorage

Boca Chita lighthouse

Dave working hard.  Believe it or not he did finish the book.

Sailing south to Fiesta Key

We had a great week together.  Sailed for four days to Marathon.  Enjoyed a number of quiet anchorages, swimming and warm sunny weather.  Welcome change for theses two guys.  One from Orillia and the other from Calgary.

three hour tour

Key West

The boys leaving.  Sad