Monday, December 12, 2005

Fluke is Home

We drove to Titusville Municipal Marina Friday evening to meet up with Capt Mike and Chepa. Carol took the car home and Eddie and I stayed on board. An 0500 hrs wakeup call was followed by departure around 0600 (still plenty dark). The sun came up shortly and we had a nice day going south on the ICW to Vero Beach. Only the first two bridges had to open. After that all were 65' fixed clearance.

We saw many, many dolphins that played in our wake. We had light winds and intermittent sun and clouds, but no rain. By 1500 hrs we shut down the engine in our home slip. What a great feeling.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Fluke is in Florida!

Capt Mike called from Fernandina Beach last night. The weather has not been nice and this last leg had some serious shallow areas. The shallow water alarm went off almost continuously for several miles. As far as he could tell they never hit bottom. Today they are headed for Palm Coast, and for Titusville on Friday.

Poem for the season

I'm dreaming of a Bahamian spring
Just like the past ones dear to me
Where the waters glisten
And Ursa listens
To hear dolphins swimming in the sea.

I'm dreaming of a Bahamian spring
With every Christmas card I write
Where the sands are clean and warm
And gentle breezes blow
During nights that are starry and bright.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

FLUKE is on the way!

After many months and trips to New England and Charleston, FLUKE is finally on the way.

Capt. Mike Carter picked up Whale Song in Charleston yesterday and traveled to Skull Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island. Distance covered was about 85 miles. Mike said the boat ran great and there were no problems other than dumping rain just after they tied up. We want to thank Ted and Harriette Buckenham (the previous owners) for taking such good care of her for the last six years.

This is a very exciting time for us. It is the beginning of a new adventure.