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.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

West bound in fresh water

After a morning of motorsailing close hauled under  the genny, we turned west and entered the St. Lucie River at Stuart, FL.  Our plan is to spend the next three days crossing from the eastern, Atlantic coast of FL, to the western, Gulf of Mexico, coast via the Okeechobee Waterway. 

Fifteen miles westward in the river we reached the St. Lucie Lock.  The lock lifted C'est la Vie approx 13 feet and into fresh water.  Immediately following the lock is a state park that offers 8 boat slips on a first come first serve basis.  We were fortunate to arrive early and claim slip #2.

Tomorrow we plan to run upstream in the St. Lucie River, cross Lake Okeechobee, lock down into the Calusahatchee River, and tie up for the night at the Moorehaven town dock.  
Early to bed... Early to rise....


  1. glad to hear you have made it this far...good job! But we miss you!! Beaufort pals

  2. Well done! See you on Monday maybe if it all goes as planned. Xoxo

  3. Hi all,

    Fresh water is generally characterized by having low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids. The term specifically excludes seawater and brackish water although it does include mineral rich waters. Thanks a lot......

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