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Erie canal 2015 trip

We left home the end of July to cruise the Erie Canal. Towing the boat with our 2002 tahoe we took our time drivi g up to the finger lakes of New York sleeping on the boat in various campgrounds. Upon arrival we had a motor issue with boat so was delay…

Silver Glen Springs St John’s River Trip

After cruising 75 miles from Jacksonville to Silver Glen Springs we forgot what a Sunday at the springs could be like. I think some were Spring Breakers also, but after about two hours from our arrival the second picture shows our same view:)

Metropark marina at everbank field-Free docks during off season of football games

We stayed two nights at the free marina in downtown Jacksonville by the Everbank stadium. What a sweet setup and included electric, water and floating docks. We walked to Jacksonville Landing, took in a food festival then walked to Winn Dixie. The Winn…

Sister’s Creek Free Dock off of ICW

After leaving the Ortega Marina we headed to the free dock on Sister’s creek in our anticipation that we would go to Fernadina Beach the next day. I needed to finish drying my laundry that did not get dried enough at the marina so I hung them up and in…

Ortega Landing Marina Jacksonville, Fl

Pulled into Ortega Landing Marina this afternoon and WOW!!!This is one of the nicest marinas we have been in and no matter what kind of cruiser you are in whether it’s a Hinkley or a pocket yacht like ours. They really treat you right and the services …

Coming into Jacksonville

Blue Creek cruise Side trip off St. John’s River

Beautiful cruise on Blue CreekBeautiful

Headed to St. John’s River for a month’s cruising:)

Getting the boat ready for our St. John’s River trip and added a few nice touches for storage and comfort.


We trailered our 23 foot boat Simplicity to Deland Fl where we launched at Ed Stone park ramp. After getting her loaded and truck and trailer secured at parkjng lot we cruised over to Forest River to anchor for the night.We decided to go back to the ra…

Pulling boat out of marina for next trip

We are getting ready for our St John’s river trip in a couple of weeks. We will trailer the boat there and spend about a month. Looking forward to the manatees:) and new territory.