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May 9th to May 17th – Charleston to Annapolis

A series of cold fronts have exited the U.S. east coast during our stay in Charleston, making northbound coastal passages impossible.  Perhaps the single most important skillset of safe and comfortable cruising involves learning to wait for favorable weather.  Oftentimes, … Continue reading

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April 29th to May 8th – Miami to Charleston

On Friday at 3 PM, the anchor is up at Fisher Island in Miami.  Within 30 minutes of our departure, Cutter Loose and Dream Catcher have transited Government Cut and are headed northeast from the sea buoy towards 80 degrees … Continue reading

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April 22nd to April 28th – Marathon to Miami

A week has suddenly disappeared at Harbour Cay Club since our arrival from Cuba.  Today, we begin the long haul north to Annapolis, MD. On Friday morning at 9 AM, Cutter Loose receives the traditional friendly bon voyage from the … Continue reading

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April 1st to April 14th – Marathon to Cuba

  Our time at Harbour Cay Club in Marathon, FL is spent staging for our forthcoming voyage to Cuba, an event that will undoubtedly become the highlight of our winter cruise.  We first learned about this opportunity in January when … Continue reading

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March 7th to March 18th – St. Petersburg to Marathon

On Monday, March 7th, Cutter Loose slips away from her mooring at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina at 7:30 AM for today’s 38-mile run to Sarasota.  We arrive at the Marina Jack mooring field in plenty of time to enjoy … Continue reading

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February 20th to March 5th – Sarasota to St. Petersburg

At 9 AM on Saturday, Cutter Loose is underway from her slip at Marina Jack.  Our destination today is St. Petersburg, some 37 nautical miles to the north via the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.  Our course today takes us under the … Continue reading

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February 1st to February 19th – Naples to Sarasota

Following a month’s stay in Naples, it feels good to be underway again.  Today’s journey takes us through Gordon Pass and into the Gulf of Mexico for the 34-mile run north to Fort Myers Beach.  The weather is sunny and … Continue reading

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January in Naples

On New Year’s Day, the anchor is up at 1 PM in Factory Bay at Marco Island for the short 15-mile journey north to Naples.  The weather today is nearly perfect as we enter Gordon Pass from the Gulf of … Continue reading

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December 17th to January 1st – Marathon to Naples

The pace slows considerably once Cutter Loose is securely docked at Harbour Cay Club in Marathon.  Here, we will pause to enjoy Christmas in the Keys. Harbour Cay Club is somewhat unusual in the sense that each slip is owned … Continue reading

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