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Donnelly Great Loop Adventure 2017

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December 2017

What the hell is in Sarasota?

Start: Manatee River Anchorage, mm93, Tampa Bay, 0854
End: Marina Jacks mooring field (ball T1), Sarasota, FL, 1305
Total Distance: 21.1 nm
Time: 4:11
Average Speed: 5.0 kts
Number of bascule bridges: 3 1

While we were sitting in our boat musing about the day, Jan said, “if you asked me before we started the trip what I thought of Sarasota, I would have said ‘retirement community, old people.’ Not money!”

Who knew?

But I jump ahead. Continue reading “What the hell is in Sarasota?”

Back into the Gulf! (11/29/17)

Start: Welch Causeway Bridge Anchorage, MM 122.1, 0830
End: Manatee River Anchorage, mm93, Tampa Bay, 1243
Total Distance: 25.0 nm
Time: 4:13
Average Speed: 5.9 kts Continue reading “Back into the Gulf! (11/29/17)”

Manatees, Grey hairs and other exotic species (11/28/17)

Start: Tarpon Landing Marina, Tarpon Springs, FL, 0843
End: Welch Causeway Bridge Anchorage, MM 122.1, 1419
Total Distance: 29.2 nm
Time: 5:35
Average Speed: 5.2 kts

We woke up the crack of 7am this morning without an alarm. We are heading out today, but our scheduled trip is just 30 miles south, so we aren’t stressing. The fuel dock doesn’t open until 8am, so Lucky gets a good walk, we get two cups of coffee and when the dock opens, we make our way over.

Continue reading “Manatees, Grey hairs and other exotic species (11/28/17)”

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