C'est la Vie is a 1966 Charlie Morgan 34.

Her home port is Everglades City, FL. Our typical cruising area is Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, the Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, and the Bahamas. We are C'est la Vie's third owners and purchased her in 2005. We continue to maintain and update this classic vessel. Please post any questions or comments about C'est la Vie or our travels via the comment links below.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


At long last it looks like we will cast off in the next hour. 

Dawn brought the rumble of growing thunderstorms in the gulf.  C'est la Vie, dressed for expedition, rested silently, as my pre-trip anxiety billowed like the crowns of the offshore storms.
   The severe thunderstorms of the morning gave way to an afternoon drizzle that damped the gear headed out to the boat along with my spirits.  We have worked so long and hard on boat projects and professional responsibilities shouldn't our departure be all sun and favorable breezes with loving throngs of admirers to cheer us out of port?  Well ok, I know that is a bit over the top, but I'm rationalizing my dour mood on the day we have work so hard to achieve.

I'm anticipate my spirits will rally when we look out upon the Gulf, set our heading to the Tortugas, and raise some canvas.  

We plan to make to make an overnight crossing to the Dry Tortugas and spend a few days exploring.  From there we will likely head over to Key West by early next week.  We will not have cell or internet connection until we arrive in the Keys.

fair winds.... 

1 comment:

  1. Bon Voyagey, guys! Hope this finds you happy and secure in the Keys. Sorry we missed ya this spring, but hopefully we can get over your way this winter.
    Bob & Trish
    S/V Pogopelli