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.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rain Delays...

We completed our last minute shopping and laundry; the winds between Indian Key Pass and the Dry Tortugas are favorable; Alex is visiting Mexico; and we are still tied to the dock.  Our departure is being pushed back due to rain delays.  C'est la Vie and her crew can handle a bit of rain, but ticking off the to-do list for closing the Outward Bound School's Sunset Island Base is tough to do in the rain.
Above is a photo of the property from winter of 2007.  Anne and I love this place, but it is time to go cruising.  Mowing grass, removing A/C units; boarding up windows, pulling the final gangway, etc. is tough to get done amidst all the recent thunderstorms.  The local synopsis is calling for a few days of high pressure and lower chance of precipitation for Monday through midweek.  With today washed out we are now shooting for a Tuesday afternoon departure.

The crossing from Indian Key Pass to the Dry Tortugas is approximately 120NM. If we depart Sunset Island in the late afternoon, then we should arrive at the Tortugas with daylight to navigate our way into the anchorage.  The waning, but nearly full moon will be a nice compliment to an overnight crossing.

Checking in on our blog this afternoon I was pleased to find two new comments and surprised to see a significant jump in visitors.  With a sense of pride and a bit of blushing I discovered that Small Boat Projects , a blog that I follow, has posted one of our recent projects.  Thanks to Bob & Jane, the publishers of the Small Boat Project blog for the compliments on our work and for maintaining an excellent site.


  1. StannieC S/V Kokopelli27 June, 2010 21:00

    Fair winds to ya! We'll be watching for updates.

  2. Stannie - good to hear from you! Any chance we will see you on the water this summer?