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.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hemmed into the ICW by weather

Foul weather off the southeastern seaboard has kept our travels thus far in the ICW. We are making the most of the daylight hours and have managed to reach Myrtle Beach, SC in two and a half days of travel.  If we can continue our pace we will pass thru Charleston over the weekend.

Based on current NOAA forecasts the earliest we can hope to run offshore will be Wednesday.  Perhaps a Port Royal Sound to JAX or St Augustine passage will be in our future.
If anyone is seeking additional information about our travels, I am posting more updates and images to Google+.  Posting from my phone to G+ is easier than posting blogger updates.  Perhaps "the Google" will link these two formats soon?  For now search for Jeff Lovett on Google+ if you are interested.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

South Bound

After lunch with Anne and; my family,  Bud and I cast off from Bock Marine and began our journey south.  We unfurled the new genny while still in Core Creek.  The winds were inconsistent so we motorsailed down Bogue Sound.  We covered 30nm today and are currently anchored in Swansboro, NC.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Back in the water!

The last few days are a blur.  Most of the time and effort has gone into finishing up the rigging and trouble shooting various issues that have arisen from our summer projects (i.e. a tang on the backstay rubbing on the aft halyard sheaves, a kink in the new hose connecting the galley sink to the fresh water tank, etc.)

We finally launched on All Hallow's Eve...

Today we wrapped up our troubleshooting - I hope.  We also, rigged the mainsail and the Dutchman furler.

My father, Bud, who will be crewing for the return trip to Florida, arrived today.  We hope to complete provisioning and some last minute projects tomorrow morning and shove off by mid-afternoon.

With any luck our blog will now transition from documenting projects to a travel log.  Stay tuned!