Happy Birthday Geoff

Happy Birthday Geoff

Happy Birthday Geoffrey! Geoff joined us for his birthday on June 7th and we celebreated by taking him boating. We cruised out of Palm Beach and up to Hobe Sound to anchor out. For lunch we launched the dinghy and ventured to the only lunch choice around, the bar at the nearby Jupiter Marina. The survey said “fair to middling.” The nachos were below par but the fish sandwiches were...

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Return to Turnberry

Return to Turnberry

After several days in South Beach, we tried returning down Government Cut in the Port of Miami to the West Venetian Causeway Bridge. Seadee’s cruise was rudely interupted 3/4 the way down the channel by the Miami Dade Police Boat, who informed us that, “This Channel is CLOSED!” Not to be deterred from our route or our hotdog lunch, we proceeded back around, causing considerable...

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Cruising Guides

Cruising Guides

We use a variety of cruising books and guides aboard Seadee.  The Cruising Trawler site has an Amazon store featuring all of the books we use and more.  Cruising Trawler Book Store

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Fort Pierce to Merritt Island

Fort Pierce to Merritt Island

We departed West End, Grand Bahama at 6:30 am and arrived at Ft Pierce at about 4:30pm. By cocktail hour we were anchored, had checked in with our Local Boater IDs (customs), and were enjoying a well-deserved rum punch. We saw a famous cruising boat on the way home: the Wind Horse. Check out this article, their web site, or search for your own; they have done some really cool and serious...

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Stopover at West End

Stopover at West End

Cruising out of Treasure Cay, we took Don’t Rock passage for the first time. It was great! We left at high tide so that we’d have plenty of water and our Explorer Charts guided us right through. We anchored at Great Sale Cay with several other trawlers overnight. On Tuesday we headed for West End. It was pretty rolly getting into the Old Bahama Bay marina but it was good to be at the...

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Stopover at Treasure

Stopover at Treasure

We’re headed back home now and our first stopover was at Treasure Cay for one night. Who could resist this beach, anyway? On our way back from the pool we spotted one of our favorite boats from our 2010 Baseball Cruise, Phantasma — how exciting to see old acquaintances in new places! Phantasma, if we recall correctly, is a 94' Nordlund which was custom-built on the west coast and...

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Marsh Harbour

Marsh Harbour

Marsh Harbour is a good place to wash down the boat, stock up the ships stores, and buy rum at a good value. We bought rum at Bristol Wines and Spirits and they delivered it right to the boat! We docked at the Conch Inn, on the same dock as the Great Harbour Charter Boats (Semper FI III, Spoonbill, and Capt Eric) and another GH47 named Pokey (what a great name for a Great Harbour). Annie was...

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