Maintenance, Maintenance!

Maintenance, Maintenance!

Well it has been a six months since the last posting and it has been busy. Once the ski season passed for us it was time to roll up the sleeves and get to work on the boat. Mich and I both being techies decided we would use a web-based tool called GitHub to track all maintenance items, documents, and general boat information going forward. The value for us is that the information is stored in the cloud, is multi-user,…

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Homeward and Home

Homeward and Home

23-25 December 2018 Sunday the 23rd was a grey, wet, and cold day in Victoria.  When we woke, we thought we’d have Adventuress around 4:00PM, nearly dusk.  Originally, when we thought we’d take delivery closer to lunchtime, we had planned to do a provision run after we got Adventuress tied in a slip.  Now those plans were out the window, and we rearranged our plan.  We’d grab provisions before getting Adventuress, drop everything at the hotel while we got Adventuress…

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Adventuress Homecoming… at long last. (Long, long last.)

Adventuress Homecoming… at long last. (Long, long last.)

21-22 December 2018 It has been three months, five days, two hurricanes, and one great, big Pacific winter storm later, and Adventuress’ journey home is nearly done.  On this morning, the last Friday before Christmas, we boarded the Victoria Clipper to take the high-speed ferry to Victoria BC.  The morning dawned calm, with wispy high clouds filtering weak winter sunshine.  But yesterday, the worst windstorm of the season raked through the Pacific Northwest, causing widespread damage.  It had even shut…

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Adventuress on the move!

Adventuress on the move!

Well it has been a long two month wait in the Port of Everglades as we awaited our transport ship. Well the day has arrived and Adventuress was moved from her marina to our awaiting transport ship the Adam Asynk. For any boat owner there is a period of anxiety during a normal haul out. Today Adventuress was pulled along side the Adam Asynk by our pilot Chris Leyden of Seaport Yacht Services. Then slings are lowered from a crane…

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16-17 September 2018: The End… for now.

16-17 September 2018: The End… for now.

From Stuart, it is only one day’s travel to get to Ft. Lauderdale, the end of this leg of Adventuress’ maiden voyage.  We awoke early to get the most use of the hours of daylight.  As was our habit, we checked the weather report over coffee and breakfast.   NOAA had issued a warning for “hazardous conditions” until mid-morning for all inlets, including St Lucie inlet and the next inlet down, Jupiter Bay.  We did some further research about these…

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14-15 September 2018: Patience, Grasshopper. Patience.

14-15 September 2018: Patience, Grasshopper. Patience.

Sometimes boating is an adventure of a lifetime, and sometimes boating is a lesson in patience.  After yesterday’s necessarily short run, we had wanted to get a sunrise start on the day to make as much distance as we could.  Sweetwater Yacht Basin is very noisily located just to the west of the Wilson Pigott Bridge.  From the sound of it, the Wilson Pigott Bridge carries a veritable freeway of traffic, but it is much more likely to be just…

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13 September 2018: The Okeechobee Waterway

13 September 2018: The Okeechobee Waterway

From Cabbage Key, it was but a little way to the mouth of the Okeechobee Waterway.  The Okeechobee Waterway cuts across Florida to the lake of the same name, the largest body of water in the state.  The waterway itself is shallow, puckeringly shallow.  A channel had been dredged along the way that was marked with pylons—red even-numbered and green odd-numbered—but even the channel was only ten feet deep.  So, we bumped from pylon to pylon, with one of us…

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11-12 September 2018: Finding Fellow Adventurers

11-12 September 2018: Finding Fellow Adventurers

Tired and dirty from our marathon run from Gulfport to Tampa, Robert and I determined to take a day to rest, clean the boat, and get what provisions we needed.  Breck returned to cooler climes and the warm arms of his lovie in the morning, so for the rest of the trek it would be Team Murphy.   We slept late, ate a pancake breakfast, cleaned inside Adventuress, and made a list of things we would need at the marine…

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Where in the world is Adventuress?

Where in the world is Adventuress?

Adventuress is equipped with an AIS transceiver.  The Automatic Identification System transmits a broadcast with Adventuress’ name, location, speed, and heading.  Any vessels in the area with an AIS receiver will get our information, and can display our information on their charts.   With AIS, you can see where we are. Go here and search for Adventuress using our MMSI # 368056620.