Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hello from Stuart, FL

A friend, Vero Beach

Leaving Vero Beach, January 13, headed for Peck Lake

Fort Pierce, very windy day but beautiful blue water

Our travelling companions Stu & Lynn on Caladh, heading towards Lake Worth

We made it to Lake Worth and were about ready to cross, we had a small but good opportunity on the Wednesday, but we had some bad news from home, Pierre's dad, Marcel, was in the hospital.  So we said our good-byes to Caladh and headed back North to Stuart.  We have been in Stuart since January 17, we are moored at Sunset Bay Marina which is a beautiful place.  We will be here till Marcel gets better, he is now stable, but not out of the woods yet. One day at a time.  In the meantime we are doing our tourist things visiting the town, taking long walks, and enjoying our time here.

Captain Pierre

 Part of the River Walk Park, Stuart, FL

Mooring field, Stuart, FL

Cloudy day with sunshine...make for a super photo

St. Lucie River, Stuart, FL

 Care for a ride...

We enjoyed a super concert last Sunday, if anyone gets a chance listen to their music, they are The Nouveau Honkies, great blue grass music, had a great time...even some dancing moves...

That is it once again, will keep in touch!  A+

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Finally some news

I have been neglecting my readers, I will try to be more vigilant!  We left Green Cove Springs on December 27.  After spending more than 2 months working very hard, for two years we had been putting off doing the deck, well now she is finally done.  We are presently in Vero Beach, arrived last Thursday January 3, we plan to stay for a few more days, problem with the injectors.  The injectors are now being overhauled.  We are still having a wonderful time on Odyssey IV, can't think of a better place to be.

Some pic`s from all our work

This is when we started to get her ready for the primer.  We had finished with the varnishing.

Almost ready for the primer, miles of blue tape. At this point we were still on the hard, we must have spent a couple of weeks to get her ready for the final coat which we did in the water

The final coat is finally on and here we are doing the non-skid

Pierre hard at work, we put kiwi grip on our deck, really does a nice job.

Dock at Green Cove Springs, where we were tied up for about 3 weeks

 Foggy day at Green Cove Springs

After over 2 months of hard work, Odyssey IV is looking real good

Our new deck

On our way to Vero Beach, navigating IFR

Since we have left the St. John River we have constantly been surrounded by these beautiful creature, just awesome

This poor fellow is in about 2 feet of water, must have been caught in a storm, we have had some very wicked weather.

Well folks that is it for now, be back real soon.