St. Johns River '10

May 22 to 28th

  •  5/28/2010
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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May 22, 2010 - Ft. Myers to Englewood, FL It was kind of a rocky-rolly night due to the fact that we were on the end of the inner breakwater. The waves were wrapping around and creating some turbulence. Once the light wind stopped, the movement did too, and I was able to get some sleep. The AC unit kept kicking off too, so there might be something blocking the water flow there. We'll have to check it out. We got ready to leave and pulled away from the dock at 8:30--getting that early start lik...
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May 15 to May 21, 2010

  •  5/21/2010
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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May 15, 2010 - Titusville to Vero Beach, FL HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAYA! Well, the winds didn't drop off or change direction as predicted, so sleeping last night was like being in a washing machine. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep, so I moved to the sofa in the salon. That wasn't much better, but I did fall back to sleep. Bob slept through the night. Oh well, it's better the captain gets his sleep for the day ahead anyways. We pulled anchor and were on our way by 8...
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May 8 to 14

  •  5/14/2010
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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May 8, 2010 - Silver Glen Springs to 6 Mile Creek, FL It was kind of an overcast morning with the sun peeking out every now and then. It should be another hot, 90 degree day. We had breakfast and pulled the anchor at 9:30. On the river, there were more fishermen out today, being a Saturday. We got to take a second look at the homes along the river near Georgetown and Waleka.   Shell Harbor had a neat looking restaurant at the water's edge built to look like a ship. Note the bow of the ship on...
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May 1 to May 7

  •  5/7/2010
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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May 1, 2010 - Doctor's Lake, Sleeping Pen Creek, St. John's River, FL Last night around 8 PM, as we were watching TV, a weather broadcast hit the screen about a large thunderstorm cell that was moving into the area. There was a possibility of tornadoes and hail. We warmed up the computer and checked the radar. Sure enough! There it was, to the northwest of us about 15 miles and moving in our direction. We went outside to check the sky, and to the north we could see lightning flashes light up t...
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April 24 to April 30

  •  4/30/2010
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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April 24, 2010 - Harbortown Marina, Canaveral Barge Canal, FL Happy Birthday, Pam! We had our breakfast and got ready to pick up our rental car and drive over to Kennedy Space Center. Enterprise Car Rental came and picked us up at the marina at 8:30 and we drove back to the car rental office in Cocoa Beach. We got a Chevy HHR and took off for Kennedy Space Center. It was a 20 minute ride and we arrived at the Center just after 9:30. We bought the deluxe tour tickets which started at the Visito...
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April 18 to April 23,

  •  4/23/2010
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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April 18, 2010 - Ft. Myers to Moore Haven, FL It was a gloomy Sunday morning. I woke up at 4:30 and again at 5:30. I decided to get up before the alarm went off at 6:30. I usually don't sleep well before a departure because of anticipation and a little anxiety, I guess. The alarm went off as predicted and Bob got up. We had breakfast and prepped the boat. At 7:15, we took off the unnecessary lines and unplugged ourselves from power to avoid having to do it in the anticipated rain. According to...
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