Friday, December 4, 2009


After a long day of errands we headed for Wahoo's for happy hour (there go those calories I worked off in the morning) and then to Sachi Sushi, a great Sushi restaurant Rick Grandy treated us to a couple of years ago while we were here commissioning September Song. As you can see from the pictures, we were not disappointed. I can't believe we ate the whole thing. The night was filled with great food and lots of laughs. Whenever September Song and Gypsies get together it's a good time. Today it's raining off and on, so we are going to hit Wal Mart, Publix, and any other trouble the four of us can get into.

September Song (SUSHI SUSHI!!) out

Cute sign in the bar we stopped at for a cold one

So little time and so much to do

Ya, that's me on day three in the work out room huffin' and a puffin'

Doug and Tammy join me at 08:00 for our morning workout each day

[Lookin' mighty good, you guys! -S]
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"Here's to all the fish that gave their lives for this meal"

As Tammy says, "happy boy!"

Our ship has come in

Now that's a beautiful boat!
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stuart, A new home base

We arrived at the Harborage Yacht Club Monday afternoon after a short 25 mile trip from our anchorage. The weather Gods were with us this last few days with calm seas and temps in the low 80's. As we cruised the dolphins were out in force, chasing and jumping all around us. We never get tired of watching them as they play around September Song. The Harborage Yacht Club and Stuart are going to be a great place to spend some time. Lots to see and do. We even have a car that one of our cruising friends have loaned us for a couple of weeks. (thanks Chuck and Pat Berry) While we are here I will be able to catch up on "wax on, wax off" and a few other maintenance things and keep September Song a happy girl. Half Note needs a little attention too. I need to keep the family car in good shape so she is happy when we go to the islands. Several of our cruising friends are headed this way and by the time they all get here there will be 32 DeFever cruisers in the Marina. (can you say party!) Yesterday and today I took advantage of the workout room here at the Yacht Club and hope to get rid of that 5 pounds (or so) I found somewhere along the way. Must have been all those happy hours. No, do you think? Stephanie thought about joining me, but decided I didn't need any help. Truth is, I need it more than she does. (she always looks great)

September Song (getting back to my fighting weight) out

A pod of dolphins playing around the boat

I don't think I have ever seen so many dolphins in one day before. They would see us coming and race to the boat to play.

Fishing along the shore

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The Yacht Club we are staying at has great facilities. Workout room, steam room, sauna, pool, and a captains lounge. I will be using the work out room in the mornings. I will become a lean mean cruising machine. Well, maybe the cruising machine.

The Tiki Bar at the marina

Cheers from Wahoos. Happy hour 3:00 to 6:00 at the marina bar
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Found this great place for BBQ, Park Avenue BBQ. 9.95 for a full rack of baby back ribs. Such a deal! Did I mention the beer is only .99 cents


It was so great we went a second night and met Steve and Di another couple of our cruising Buddies who use Stuart as their home base.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

We found it!

Yes, we found it!!! That beautiful warm weather that Florida promised us. Before the day was over we were in shorts and t-shirts enjoying a beautiful day cruising. Today is going to be in the 80's, so we are going to start out with them on. For all you people up North, come on down, the weather is great! Today is a short one as we only have 25 miles to travel to get to Stuart where we will be docked for a while. Short blog because we need to get ready to weigh the anchor. I think it still weighs about 55 pounds, but I will let you know.

September Song (see you in Stuart, Fl.) out

Gypsies as we left the anchorage yesterday with Tammy at the helm
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If it floats, they're out on the water in it

Or on it!

Another beautiful day on the water

This is the weather we have been looking for
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Good ol' Boys camped on an island along the ICW

Can we go swimming Dad? Tomorrow, I promise

Sunset over the anchorage as we enjoy cocktail hour
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