Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello from St. Augustine, FL...just a few pictures!

The next three pictures are from our friend Irwin on Freon Board, he is the one with the hitch hicker...unreal!

Odyssey IV


Hitch hiker!

Thank you Irwin for the nice pic's

 Sorry Irwin, pic is not so good, but this is Freon Board

Fort Mantanzas

 Freon Board entering Fort Mantanzas passage


 View from our mooring, St. Augustine

I couldn't resist this for all kinds, this was taken at Cape Canaverale

We will be staying here till Wednesday or Thursday...we are about 2 days away from where we will be storing Odyssey IV...we are procrastinating...we don't really want to get off!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Daytona Beach today

We stayed in Titusville yesterday, we needed to do some grocery shopping.  Waited 1 hour for a taxi to go and come back, not very good service.  The people at the Municipal Marina were very nice and for 5$ you can take a shower even if you are anchored in the bay.

We also found out that 9,000 people will be losing their jobs after the next two shuttles...sad for this town.

Today Datona Beach and tomorrow St. Augustine where we will be spending a few days!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bonjour de Cape Canaverale, FL

Bonjour à tous. Nous avons quitté Vero Beach lundi matin et nous avons pu faire de la voile jusqu'a notre ancrage à Eau Gallie, une belle journée. Rendu à l'ancre nous avons eu le plaisir de voir des dauphins, des lamantins et des oiseaux en profusion...quel plaisir! La vie sauvage à cette endroit est en abondance.

Une des petite maison à Vero Beach

Vero Beach Municipal Marina, une course pour les petits

C'est moi

ICW northbound

Eau Gallie Bridge, notre ancrage

NASA, Cape Canaverale

Aujourd'hui et demain nous restons à Cape Canaverale car demain après-midi il y a le départ de Discovery, nous ne voulons pas manquer ce départ, once in a life time experience. J'espère pouvoir prendre des photos.

Notre aventure continu, du moin encore pour quelque semaine...A+

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Staying in Vero Beach

Hi everyone...We hadn't checked the hours on the motor so tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 20., oil change.  Leaving Monday for Indian Harbor Beach, we will be anchored near Mathers Bridge.

Having a great time at Vero City Marina!  Used their washer and dryers today, expensive but they do work well.  We went into town again today, as I said the bus service is free (do give a donation).

Only hick here is the NO SEE-UMS, plenty of them.  Flying teeth!  For future travellers, bring the spiral bug repellent...they work really well!  Also, netting is a must.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Hello from Vero Beach

 Last night, Vero Beach

Vero Beach mooring field

We arrived at Vero Beach Feb. 16 and we plan to stay here till Sunday Feb. 20.  We are surrounded by manatees, dolphins, all sort of birds, what a nice place.

Fort Pierce City Marina, fisherman arriving many friends hoping to get some fish!

Have a great day, write you all real soon!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On our way to Vero Beach

Tomorrow, Feb. 16,  we will be on our way to Vero Beach Municipal Marina, we plan to spend a few days there, it seems it is a very nice place to stop.  Mooring balls are 13$ +tax and free buses to get around town.

The injector is fixed so all is good once again.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Les Lavigne...une journée extra

Hier, nous avons passé une très belle journée avec ma famille, nous avons écouté les histoires de leurs jeunes temps, je n'ai pas ri comme ça depuis bien longtemps....merci pour cette belle journée!

 Les Lavignes

 Debout c'est mon Oncle André, encore une autre fois il nous aide, un monsieur avec un grand coeur.

Oncle Mario et Andrée, merci pour le bon souper et votre joie de vivre

Et oui, on rencontre des bateaux,  mais partout!

Aujourd'hui, lundi, André vient chercher Pierre...nous avons encore une fuite d'injecteur! Ils vont le faire nettoyer et demain Pierre va la remettre! Cette fois nous n'avons pas eu trop de suit dans le bateau...Dieu merci!

Vero Beach...sera pour un autre journée!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some pictures....

Yesterday we arrived in Fort Pierce at the City Marina , we should be leaving tomorrow morning for Vero Beach.  We intend on spending a few days at Vero Beach, we had not stopped there on our way down.  I sure hope the weather warms up, this morning it was 10 C in the boat...not too warm!

 Boca Raton, FL

Leaving Palm Beach, FL

For the next couple of days we will be doing a stretch along the ICW that we had not done on our way down, we had taken the sea.

 Dredging at Jupiter Inlet, which way do we go!

ICW towards Stuart, FL

Care for a game of golf...this is for Gaby!


 One of the many bridges we passed

We didn't stop at this anchorage, Peck Lake just before Stuart.  Many people we met recommended this place, just a short walk to the beach, very pretty place.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Hello everyone,

We are anchored in Stuart, all alone!  No other boats around us but really nice houses.

Tomorrow we will be in Fort Pierce where I have family waiting for us...great fun!  We should be there a couple of days.

A+  I will have some pic's of our trip from Palm Beach to Ft. Pierce!

Hello from Palm Beach

We are leaving Palm Beach today, heading towards Stuart then the day after Fort Pierce.  We are moving up slowly but surely.  There are so many bridges and the weather is not good to go out to sea.

When we arrived at Lake Worth we just had time to put down the anchor and a huge storm went through, wind and waves in Lake Worth with lots of heavy rain, Pierre got a 20 knot reading, that wasn't even the gusts.  We and all the boat around us were watching our anchor, everyone hoping they didn't drag!  Fun, fun!

Write real soon!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heading for Boca Raton today

Little up-date!

Heading for Boca Raton today and Palm Beach the day after!  We will be taking the ICW, not so good to go out to sea.  :-(  We will be spending the day waiting for bridges...

We had lunch with Andre Simard yesterday, it was fun seeing him again.

More on our way to Jacksonville soon!

That's it for now.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hello from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

We are on our way to Jacksonville, FL to store the boat.

Had a nice day at sea, some sailing and lots of big waves with the wind on our stern, Odyssey IV was surfing at some point.  We will be staying at Las Olas Marina at least 2 days....I lost the boat hook today so we need to get a new one.  It was very windy when we arrived at the mooring field...I tried to hold the mooring ball but...there we go I lost the boat hook instead.  We finally got the mooring ball with our bare hands...we have lots of bruises to show for our hard work, but we finally were able to tie up...Ouf!


Friday, February 4, 2011


Je pense à toi, fait toi gâter aujourd'hui!

Cocunut Grove Sailing Club, Miami, FL

Hello...we are at a mooring, 20$ a day in South Miami.  Coconut Grove is a very pretty place with easy access to the metro.  We will be here till Monday, then on our way towards Fort Lauderdale.  The weather has been just beautiful.

 View of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club anchorage

 Care for some shrimp!  Since New York I've been wanting to eat at Bubba Gump, what a treat!

 One man band, sitting under a tree that is over 100 years old!

Coconut Grove Sailing Club is a place where sailors prepare for the Olympics, this weekend there will be a Regatta with the 29ers, should be fun!