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, April 26, 2011

Thank you... to SV Odysseus

Last night during our overnight off of South Carolina there was a thunderstorm off our bow. Geeze there was no mention from NOAA nor on the satilite weather consulted prior to leaving Winyah Bay. So, we had a choice run 20 miles into shore and run against the tide of the Cape Fear River or keep going uncertain of where the storm with lightning was heading. Jeff got on the radio and said our name and where we were located and asked if anyone had any information on the storm. Sure enough another sailboat, Odysseus, that was 12 NM ahead of us radioed back that the storm was off their bow and moving north at 6 to 10 knots. Good!  We were heading east.

By dawn we were east of Frying Pan Shoals and on a northerly course 30NM out from Masonboro Inlet.  Storm cells were clearly visible to our east over the Atlantic Ocean.

Our new course placed us on a light air run in 6 foot seas....not an easy or pleasant point of sail.

Currently we are out of range of thunderstormes and 6 miles from the inlet. SV - Odysseus, the boat that helped us is just off our bow. Somehow we caught up to them!


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