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, July 21, 2010

The push is on.

We are headed north.  Our goal for today is Miami and our vision for the remainder of the summer has drifted away from the Bahamas and towards North Carolina’s Outerbanks.   Invest 97 has dashed our hopes of crossing to the Bahamas within the week.  The weight of choosing the safest float plan in the looming shadow of a tropical storm has depressed our desire for a summer in the islands.  We long to spend warm days diving in gin clear waters over a tropical reef.  We love anchorages that afford us the opportunity to watch the hook raise a cloud of sand in 20 feet of water.  Well, ok maybe we are not 100% committed to August & September in the OBX. 

We are headed to Miami, the current bullseye for Invest 97, for the same reason NC is more appealing than the Bahamas for the remainder of what the experts continue to tell us we be an active storm season… options.  Here in the Keyes as in the islands our options for dealing with storms is limited to… find a good hurricane hole and strap in.   Along the Eastern Seaboard, I feel there are more opportunities to 1)move out of the path 2)seek shelter inland along a river 3)haul out.  

Am I textually processing or attempting to justify our decision to head for Miami?  If invest97 targets Miami then we will have the opportunity, 24 hours or more, to move north or south.  If the storm targets the keys and we linger here, then what options to we have?  Yep, hoist up the sails & crank up the motor the push is on.

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