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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fort Ho!

Sunrise on July 1 dawned to blue water to horizon for 360 degrees.  Our plot had us 30NM out from the Tortugas.  The lumpy seas of the previous night that robbed us of any satisfactory sleep were residing.   Both eager to drop the hook and nap we kept a keen watch out for signs of land.  The first hint of arrival came as a line of commercial trawlers anchored off the Tortugas Bank.  By 11:00 be began to catch glimpses of Fort Jefferson and the light on Loggerhead Key.  

13:22 the sails are stowed, the motor is silent, and after covering 116NM in 21H10m we are ready for a nap.

Lacking the energy to assemble Origami, our dinghy, we napped, swam, and relaxed the afternoon away.   The winds were fresh with occasional showers that served to keep temperatures comfortable aboard C’est la Vie.

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