Sail La Vie Voyage to Fl

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If you are taking a voyage, keep a log and take photos so we can all  enjoy the trip vicariously! Rich and Linda Moore gave us our first such feature with Sail La Vie-Voyage to FlWhether you are interested in following in their wake or following along from your sofa, you will enjoy hearing about your fellow SIBC members’ adventures.
 Sail La Vie – The  Voyage to Florida, 2016

captainRich Moore set sail from Savannah Yacht Club on March 21st aboard his 40′ Cabo Rico yacht . Ed Harms and Jerry Heinz  were aboard as crew. He is taking us along for the ride via  the Ship’s Log & photos!

S H I P ‘ S   L O G 
March 21, Monday

“Left Savannah Yacht Club at 7:30 am on a high tide.”

March 21-23, Monday – Wednesday
“Went outside for Monday, and Tuesday, then Wed the weather started getting bad so (we) pulled in 30 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale” {All the sailing was “outside” on the ocean, not “inside” along the intracoastal waterway.}

March 23, 24, Wednesday and Thursday
“Tied up Wed & Thursday (not sure of name of the marina) and a good thing because the wind was really blowing Thursday”

March 25, Friday
“Friday late morning, weather improved and it was time to journey on south toward the Florida Keys. It took 4 days of sailing and 2 days tied up waiting for a storm to blow over, but we finally made it to Key West. We are tied up at Stock Island Marina across the bridge from Key West. The shuttle runs 5 times a day and it is about a 15 min ride.

Linda will be coming down on April 3rd and will stay through the 9th. We will be giving her the usual Princess Package: the chopper and the band have been arranged….

I was offered a part time job today as a second mate on a charter boat doing local sails. It will be a great way to learn the waters. I will keep you posted.”

March 26, Saturday 10 am
 “Just outside Marathon Key and decided to pull in at 2:00 pm. Secured a mooring ball at Marathon City Marina and went to explore. …making the best of a bad weather day. Departed Marathon, 9:00 am”

March 27, Sunday
“Arrived at Stock Island @ 3:00 pm. Finally we made it to Key West!  It took 4 days of sailing & 2 nights tied up waiting for weather to pass.  We secured dockage at Stock Island Village Marina, located just north of the bridge to Key West. This will be home for the next 30 days.  

The amenities at Stock Island Marina are top notch! They have ships store, showers, laundry, & a captains lounge. In addition, they offer shuttle service 5 times a day to Key West Historic Seaport (15 min) as well as stops along the way for Publix & Home Depot. If you don’t feel like heading to Key West for dinner, Shrimp Road & Hogfish Grill are in very close proximity of the Marina. This will be home for the next 30 days. I depart on Sunday for a 10 day visit and will sends some pictures…”

April 3rd, Sunday
“Linda arrived on April 3rd & we spent the next 10 days enjoying the great weather & sights.”

Rich Moore,