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North America » United States » Florida » Titusville March 16th 2020

Our family arrived home in New York with no issues. They flew out of Sanford and landed in Elmira, NY. We miss them but are grateful for their safe return. Before they left, we trailed along with them on a thrill seeking adventure outside of our norm. Our daughter, Lory, located a company (BK Adventure) that offered “kayaking with the manatee”. The destination was located in an area around Titusville. She and Sara (granddaughter) were the only venturesome ones who signed up. Cory, Jay and myself were not ready to test our rowing (or maybe swimming) skills. We were there just as cheerleaders. And you can correctly guess who stood out amongst us as the biggest and the best cheerleader: Loud Lulu herself! She could easily fit into a kayak but her problem was.....well, you know. ... read more
Dining at Wendy’s - social distancing
A control burn
Out in no-man’s land! You are here! Where??

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville June 1st 2018

Today is Michaela’s birthdayyyy!! We woke up to tunes about birthdays—the classic happy birthday, elvis’ version, and a few others. While taking out our bags there was a beeeeeautiful sunrise over the water and it automatically made my day. Since I have some experience with packing my bag and have managed to get mine out fairly quicker than most, I gave myself a few minutes to stand there and watch the sun come up. It was wonderful! ☀️ We then enjoyed a nice breakfast of a banana, raisins, delicious fresh rosemary bread lightly toasted with butter, and, of course, coffee! NJ shamed someone who poured their coffee too soon before the trailer was packed—no one fessed up but it’s a big no-no to eat/drink before the trailer is packed. Me and my team of Ellies then ... read more
Stopped & stayed a while
5 Stars pee
Pissin’ Puppy Party

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville May 20th 2016

Well. Just where did those last 10 years go? Those of you who followed our previous blog will know that we returned home planning to stay a while, with things to do, & people to see, but no real plan, then real life happened and before we knew it a decade had past. During this time, with travelling still on our minds we bought a bungalow in which to a) live whilst we were still in the UK, b) rent out whilst away and c) renovate on our return. (It seemed such a bargain!) Ah ha...... who else has ever believed a survey? SO.... as our friends who spent time with us or worked with me already know it didn’t quite go like that. All I have to say on that subject, other than “a big ... read more
First american meal
Keys to new home
Larder...

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville December 3rd 2013

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville December 29th 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012 We are over two months into our trip south and I am convinced that the jet stream has followed us! A week ago in St. Augustine, the mercury fell to the low 30’s on Friday and Saturday nights. Yesterday morning in Palm Coast, it was only 39 degrees, but warmed up nicely and hit the mid 70’s by the time we reached Titusville in the afternoon. While in St. Augustine, we went ashore three out of the four days we were there. Another strong cold front whipped through the evening of the 20th and Friday, the 21st, was too cool and windy to venture out. St. Augustine is an interesting town that has something for everyone. Our first afternoon there, we went in for a quick look around before having a good ... read more
St. Augustine shrimper
Bridge of Lions
Flagler College

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville June 18th 2012

With a little wisp of wifi we can say we're in Titusville, Florida tonight, where they have installed lovely mooring balls. We've been able to sail and motor sail for the last 2 days, becuase the ICW is more generous between Vero Beach and Titusville. Now stats the straight and narrow and/or torturously winding trench, with spunky rushing inlets and fetching bridges. Hopefully 3 more sleeps before Jacksonville.... read more
Sunset, Cape Cod, Florida
Sailing the ICW
Manatee love Titusville

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville December 6th 2011

Titusville is about an hour east of Orlando, and is the best location to view the shuttle lauches at the Kennedy Space Center, which is just across the bay. Our campground was located right on the water, which was great. Unfortunately, we just missed launch last Saturday, but maybe best that we missed the crowds, especially since was the Thanksgiving weekend here as well. We toured Kennedy Space Center one day, and Astronaut Hall of Fame another. Both were great – absolutely incredible how huge the space shuttle, rockets, launch stations are. I also didn’t realize how many space launches there have been – 17 Apollo missions alone, over a period of 9 years. They were both very entertaining, from meeting an astronaut, 2 IMAX theatres, a simulated space shuttle ride, and of course viewing the ... read more
Space Shuttle Launch
Replica of Space Shuttle
Saturn V

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville May 1st 2011

As you probably know, the space shuttle launch was scrubbed on Friday afternoon, postponed for at least 48 hours. We’ve been hanging around Titusville Marina waiting for this morning’s press conference to find out the new launch date. We just found out that it won’t be before the end of the week and they are flying the astronauts back to Houston for more training. We did make some new friends here, Lynda and Mark Smith from Charleston. We’ve had a great time with them, talking boats and sharing experiences. So now we are getting ready to head out. Kerry is filling the water tanks and I thought I’d post a quick blog to bring you up to date. We’ll probably go to Dragon Point again and anchor for the night before going on south tomorrow, toward ... read more
Same manatee
Manatee Nose
Sunset

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville April 27th 2011

We left Jacksonville on Sunday morning, Easter. There was little traffic on the river and the cranes and trucks at the port were all quiet. We had quite a current as we headed out, but it was mostly heading our way and we moved quickly towards the ICW. As we headed south on the ICW, we again saw pelicans and dolphins, neither of which we saw on the St. Johns River. The recreational boaters became more numerous as the day progressed, but generally folks minded their manners. (I have noticed, though, that the bigger the wake a boat puts out, the less likely the captain is to notice its effect on other boats.) At St. Augustine we stopped at the municipal marina and filled up with diesel and paid for 2 nights on a mooring ball, ... read more
St. Augustine waterfront
Old Government House
Old Juan himself

North America » United States » Florida » Titusville November 2nd 2010

It has been over almost a Month since our last update but we have not had much internet service and stay busy. Whoever said cruising was just sitting back sipping drinks and watching the Dolphins was mistaken. Between boat maintenance, filling tanks with water and diesel, walking several times 2-3 miles each way for food and various other items you day is full. We left Elizabeth city on Oct 9th and went to Belhaven, Oriental and then Beaufort NC. Some of these days are 10-12 hour days on the Intra Coastal. At Beaufort NC we picked up a part we had sent into the Maritime museum. At 12:30pm we left Beaufort NC and went offshore to Masonboro inlet at Wrightsville Beach NC. It was about a 13hour offshore sail. The next day we went to South ... read more
Carol & Friend Mary
David Leading Worship
Some of the Edisto Group




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