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, September 4, 2012

Beaufort afternoon aboard SV Blue Goose

Four of our friends and co-workers from Outward Bound visited us in Beaufort. After their sea kayak expedition they elected to spend an afternoon enjoying SV-Blue Goose. Myself, Anne, and our local friend Allison rounded out the six person crew.
Justinn at th helm inside Schackleford Banks - T Haitz photo credit.
Constructed in the late 1920's in the Cape Cod area, Blue Goose is a 29' on of a kind wooden cat boat.  Her unstayed mast carries a large single gaff rigged mainsail.
SV Blue Goose mainsail underway - photo credit: T Haitz

Her owner, a local retired US Navy Captain, maintains the vessel in a Bristol condition.   After a summer of crewing with the captain and of assisting with repairs/maintenance (Blue Goose Boom Repairs), he graciously offered me use of the vessel.
Blue Goose and her bow totem plying the waters off Beaufort, NC - photo credit: T Haitz
She is a gorgeous sailing vessel that never fails to turn heads.  She is also impressively seaworthy and surefooted even offshore in larger seas.   Along with her fine sailing qualities she is a great platform of an afternoon swim off Carrot Island...
Jeff airborne off Blue Goose Bow - photo credit T Haitz
Trish jumping off Blue Goose bow - photo credit: J Lovett

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