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Since we took care of laundry at Jekyll Island and hit the grocery on St. Simons Island, we were ready to head north. We motored 39.5 miles on the ICW to an anchorage on the Wahoo River. We hardly passed a boat on the way and it felt like we were in the middle of …

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After we left the north end of Cumberland Island, we headed north for a couple quick stops at Jekyll Island and St. Simons. We didn’t intend on them being quick stops, but with logistics and timing the weather it’s just how it turned out. Jekyll Island, GA Jekyll Island, along with Simons Island, Sea Island, …

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Once we left Fernandina Beach, we motored 9.5 miles to St. Mary’s, GA. It was a Sunday and we learned that most businesses and even some restaurants are closed on Sundays. We took the dinghy to shore with Sophie to check out the little town. We explored the wonderful waterfront park and some of the …

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Once we left Marineland, we headed north, passing St. Augustine and going through the Bridge of Lions once again. We’d planned to stop at an anchorage in North St. Augustine, but decided to push on through most of Jacksonville to Sisters Creek. There’s a great little anchorage there adjacent to the Sister’s Creek Park free …

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After we left St. Augustine, we headed south Marineland, FL. We didn’t really like the idea of heading back where we came from but we needed a good place to leave the boat for a long weekend. We didn’t want to leave the boat on a mooring ball or anchor since our fridge needs power …

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Since we had 44 nautical miles to go to get to St. Augustine, we left Daytona Beach early. It was a cool, windy day with high temps around 75 degrees and winds 15mph NNE gusting to 31. We hailed the St. Augustine Municipal Marina when we neared the Bridge of Lions and were given a …

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After a quick provisioning run to Publix in Cocoa Beach, we pulled anchor and motored north 17 nautical miles to Titusville. We spent 1 night there just south of the Max Brewer Bridge. The next morning, we headed to New Smyrna Beach. We mostly motored the 30 nm north to New Smyrna Beach. It was …

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since we said “goodbye” to land life and moved aboard our floating home. It’s been so much fun and so much work and we wouldn’t change it for the world. We’ve been through many phases in our journey living and cruising on a boat. Our son, …

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After a few days in Fort Pierce, it was time to head north again. Randy woke early and got us through the 7am opening of the North Fort Pierce Bridge. It was a calm day with very little boat traffic. We motored 45 nautical miles to Melbourne and anchored by the Eau Gallie Causeway Bridge. …

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The day we left Peck Lake anchorage it was cloudy with a chance of rain. Randy pulled the anchor up and it was so muddy it make a huge mess on the deck. Thankfully, we have a deck wash down hose up there and he was able to clean it to some degree. We left …

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After our really long previous day to Lake Worth, we decided to take it easy and have a much shorter day. Randy found the Peck Lake anchorage on Navionics and it had really good reviews, so, we pulled anchor and motored the 24 nm north. We were finally on the ICW and we were pleasantly …

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