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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Departing Sunset Island

After a day of running hither and to in an attempt to shove off this evening we exhausted ourselves and opted for one more night ashore on Sunset Island.

We did complete the first ever, to my knowledge, Everglades City town run via yard cart.  Lacking a car, but needing to drop of clothes at the thrift store, ship packages to various locations, and purchase fuel... well necessity is the mother of invention

Anne takes her turn with the card.  Note C'est la Vie across the river on Sunset Island in the upper right of the photo.
We returned to the island in time to use the high tide for launching our new dinghy and pulling the final gangway from the floating docks.  After these tasks when we began to realize the futility of our plan to cast off late in the day.  We still had storm shutters to close, window ac units to remove, rooms to clean, scones to bake, and that pesky final 2% of stuff to get on the boat.

Everything was checked off the to do list by 18:30, but we were also done.  

NCOBS Basecamp prepped summer hibernation and C'est la Vie loaded.
No worries, a bit more shuffling gear and we plan to get out in the morning.  The winds are favorable for a run down to the Keys.  We hope to anchor off Cape Sable tomorrow night and join our friends at Smugglers Cove Marina, Plantation Key for a Memorial Day Celebration on Sunday.

Here is a link to our newly created, yet to be populated photo album... 2013 Spring - FL to NC.  We will continue to add photos to the album over this voyage.

Fair winds and soft bottoms!

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