• Bringing her into Sturgeon Bay, June 2019


Thursday, March 11, 2021

In January, we left Jacksonville on a 500 mile trip to Punta Gorda, FL that included crossing the Lake Okeechobee waterway system east to west across the middle of Florida.  Being a snowbird has been fun filled catching up with so many of our friends from Wisconsin who are now wintering in Florida. We boated over to the Gulf side without incident...6 locks east to west with very little issue.... Read full post

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

WaterMarks is once again on the move! It's hard to believe that 8 months have passed since we said goodbye to the boat in a Jacksonville marina and headed home. 

We arrived home mid-May and reopened our condo. It was wonderful to catch up with our families and friends, although from a distance. In July, we borrowed our son's boat and towed it up to our home marina in Sturgeon Bay and... Read full post

Monday, May 11, 2020

After staying in place in Vero Beach, FL for six weeks and remaining virus free, on Monday, May 4, we decided to continue up the Atlantic coast. We had received reports that marinas were beginning to reopen. We spent two nights in Titusville with hope that the Kennedy Space Center would reopen, but that did not happen. We continued north to Palm Coast passing by New Smyrna Beach and Daytona,... Read full post

Sunday, May 03, 2020

End of Day 270:

68 Travel Days 41 Locks 3600 Miles 2200 Gallons of Fuel Spent last 6 weeks in a marina in Vero Beach, FL which is part of a large, gated community built around two 18 hole golf courses - absolutely spectacular homes, landscaping, and scenery. Tomorrow, May 4, we will resume travel heading north toward Jacksonville, FL which will require 3 travel days to reach

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

There has been no traveling due to the Covid 19 pandemic forced the whole country and most marinas to close, but we are safe and healthy, except for the walls that tend to close in on us occasionally. We remain at Loggerhead Marina in Vero Beach and will stay here until restrictions are lifted. We could venture north, but only if we want to anchor out, and anchor out, and anchor out. Most... Read full post

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

We got beat up pretty badly on the first leg of our trip from Marco Island to Marathon Key. As previously reported, we had to get off the Gulf at Everglades City in order to "save the furniture" because the Gulf turned into a washing machine. We made the journey to Marathon on March 3. It was a long ride...about 84 miles...but late in the afternoon we pulled into a most beautiful marina resort... Read full post

Thursday, March 05, 2020

End of Day 210:

62 travel Days 41 Locks 3300 Miles 2000 Gallons of Fuel Now at Marathon Key, the furthest southern latitude of the trip Key Learnings: In salt water, boat bottoms need scrubbing and zincs need replacing every 6 to 8 weeks There are very few alligators in Everglades City now as they move inland to avoid salt water until the spring rains begin.  Salt water causes blindness.... Read full post
Monday, March 02, 2020

We left Cape Coral on February 17 (Monday) and headed to Salty Sam's Marina in Ft. Myers. It was a beautiful morning for the cruise south. This would be our home for the next 11 days. We arrived at our slip and questioned if we had the correct one. Our assigned slip shared the dock with the Ft. Myers Pirate Ship excursion. For the next 11 days we witnessed hundreds of families get on and off... Read full post

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Gary and Kathy (friends from home and on our dock at Sturgeon Bay) joined us on January 30 for four days and we were able to see a lot of of Sarasota.  We had a great lunch at Tommy Bahama's on St. Armands' Key. There is fantastic shopping on this Key so the guys drove back to the boat.  Kathy and Linda decided to shop and walk back the three miles and they almost walked faster than the... Read full post

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

We left Clearwater Harbor Marina on January 20.  It was about 4 hours to our next destination, Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg. We are traveling at about 10-12 mph and have become very comfortable with this pace compared with the speeds of our previous boats.  The Gulf Intercoastal Waterway has been most enjoyable as we are able to see the beautiful Florida homes which seem to get bigger... Read full post