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 22, 2010

Gateway City

Bonnie, now officially a tropical storm is in bound.   NOAA’s remaining uncertainty in the storm track and our growing certainty in North Carolina as a port of call has us hustling to move northward.  Gazing across our deck to Biscayne Bay and beyond to the Miami Skyline draws up a sense of melancholy.  Like Saint Louis standing along the Mississippi River is the gateway to the American West, Miami with is shores hemming in the Gulf Stream feels like the gateway to the tropics.  By pushing forward we are moving away from the romanticized, idyllic dream of sailing in the tropics; placing on hold for another year a return to the Bahamas or beyond.  It is with a longing for the Abacos, Exumas, Berries, and beyond the we raise the main and plot our course for the day.

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