Category Archives: Florida Boating

Daytona to St Augustine Oldest City

Where were you 40 years ago?    Spring break, Daytona Beach 1977 on a bus tour  from Stout Menomonie WI to Daytona Beach. Fast Forward: Daytona area 2017 .  Cruising the ICW on a Mainship Trawler! Who knew all the adventures those … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Space Coast- Melbourne To Cocoa Village

A visit to the public library involves anchoring the boat, dinghy to the public dock and walk the path to the library.   You need to be creative when living on a boat and the library is a sure spot for strong … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vero Beach & Melbourne Florida with guests aboard

The prevailing joke about Vero Beach by cruisers- is to call it Velcro Beach.  Once you visit its hard leave.    We aim to test the theory.   With a rental car, we were able to traverse around town and see what … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Lake Worth, Manatee Pocket to Vero Beach

Its March 2nd, and we crossed the Gulf Stream to Florida.  More adventures to share… LAKE WORTH CROSSING Left at West End Bahamas 7:30  arrived Lake Worth Florida 4:15. With the 4 mph current pushing toward the north from the gulf stream, … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positioning to cross to the Bahamas

A final fuel up, pump out and provisioning trip, and we are ready to cross to the Bahamas.   Leaving the comforts of the Loggerhead Palm Beach Garden Marina, we cruised back down the ICW anchored just north of the bridge … Continue reading

Posted in Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

#NOT IN MINNESOTA (more Marathon fun)

What’s the best way to get around if you don’t have a car?   Take the Dinghy!     Once a week or so, a group from our marina gathers a flotilla of dinghys to explore around Marathon. DINGHY RIDE CAPTURED IN TRAVEL … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Anchoring-Rookery Bay & Factory Bay

Full disclosure:   This post is back dated- thanks to new and returning readers as we get up to date! ( a few more posts and we will be caught up in the new year) ROOKERY BAY The most direct route to Marco Island from Naples … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A week at FMB and on to Naples

Full disclosure:   This post is back dated- I admit to getting sidetracked from the blog between mid December and Mid January- so here is my attempt to reconstruct the very fun weeks over the holidays! (as I sit on the … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fort Meyers Beach- Snook Bight Marina

The Snow Storms on Minnesota; sending polar vortex to Florida?   No complaints here- we pulled anchor continued as planned- no wind has prevented our journey to date.   Before our trip, 15 knots might have kept us at the dock.  Later … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Beat the Storm to Cayo Costa

High winds are predicted over the next few days,  we didn’t want to be weathered in at a marina.   So good bye to the old main street of Venice where we saw this cute retro woody wagon. After hearing rave … Continue reading

Posted in America's Great Loop Adventure, Florida Boating, Galley and Cooking, Moon Shadow Log | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments