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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Memories of Oddatsea

Yesterday's upwind progress stretched into the evening as shoaling in Mosquito Lagoon prohibited egress and forced us onward to New Smyrna Beach to find an anchorage.  Intotal we covered 68NM in just under 13 hours. 

The anchorage, just south of Harris Saxon Bridge, consisted of a narrow channel parallel to the ICW yet separated by a submerged sand bar.  Strong currents and the narrow channel required two anchors set in a bahamian moor. 

Dinner, ready hours earlier, was consumed quickly and sleep came easily.

Due to some additional work drying and stowing the second anchor rode we did not get underway until mid morning today. 

Once north of the George Munson Bridge, we raised the main.  We elected to follow the channel that took us past Ponce Inlet and its red brick lighthouse.   I do not believe that passing by this inlet will ever fail to dredge up fond memories of the 2005 Oddatsea SV-Mag voyage from FL to NC.

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