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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sombrero Key Reef

A couple of mosquitoes found their way aboard C’est la Vie during the night, but our night off Bahia Honda provided a better night’s sleep. 

We arrived at Sombrero Key Reef at around 11:00.  The crowds were already there and we claimed the lone available mooring ball.  Swinging on the mooring’s tether brought us over some amazing patches of reef (see image included.)  Before ever dipping ours heads in the water we watched a ray and some barracuda parade past our hull. 

The dive rivaled Looe Key for quality of coral, but lacked some of the larger predatory fish.  Still Anne and I continue to be impressed with the reef dives along the Keys.

Consistent east winds forced us to motor on towards channel five.  Otto took the helm for the afternoons travel while Anne and I did our best to surf what shade we could find on deck.  While underway we did adopt a new, hopefully daily, workout routine of sit up pyramids.

As we turned toward channel five bridge we joined in a line of inbound vessels that Anne and I correctly assumed we headed into the Boy Scout’s Sea Base.  We hailed our friend Kim on Rainbow Connection.  She was among the returning fleet headed into Florida Bay, but astern of C’est la Vie.   We made plans to meet up in the morning.   With continued light winds forecast for the evening Anne and I headed two miles out into Florida Bay to anchor.  HA – lets see if the bugs can find us out here!  BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

1 comment:

  1. who would have thought that we would head into the Everglades national park to escape bugs?