Monthly Archives: December 2011

Thursday, December 15th

From Boca Raton Lake, the journey past Hillsborough Inlet to Fort Lauderdale is a mere 14 nautical miles.  Under normal circumstances, a 14 mile trip on Cutter Loose could be accomplished in about two hours.  A total of eight restricted bridges … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 14th

Windy conditions overnight wreak havoc on sleeping conditions aboard Cutter Loose.  Gusty northeasterlies push us against the face dock at Palm Harbor Marina.  The six rubber fenders  protecting the hull from the dock are noisily earning their keep. Today’s 11 AM departure … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 13th

Today we travel 7 miles south of our Lake Worth anchorage past the deepwater Lake Worth inlet and through the 10:15 AM opening of the Flagler Bridge.  Cutter Loose is docked at the Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach, … Continue reading

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Monday, December 12th

We are underway from Vero Beach at the crack of dawn en route to North Palm Beach, a distance of 58 miles.  Our course takes us south along the Indian River and across the inlet at Fort Pierce.  Further south at … Continue reading

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December 7th through 11th

Vero Beach is a delightful cruiser’s destination.  Cutter Loose is moored at the City Marina, which is located on the barrier island or ocean side of the City.  A short trip to the City Marina’s dinghy dock provides access to all of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 6th

Today we complete the 40 mile stretch along the Indian River from Palm Shores Bridge to Vero Beach.  Our journey today takes us past Palm Bay and Sebastion Inlet.  Throughout todays’s leg, the ICW channel is quite narrow, but well marked … Continue reading

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Monday, December 5th

It is another warm and sunny morning in Central Florida.  After a relaxed start to the day, we leave Titusville astern and resume our journey south along the Indian River.  The first bridge opening of the day is the NASA Causeway … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 4th – lay day at Kennedy Space Center

Today Cutter Loose remains on her mooring in Titusville while we visit the Kennedy Space Center.  We begin the morning with a viewing of a 3D IMAX film that depicts life aboard the International Space Station.  Next we participated in a … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 3rd

At sunrise, the anchor is up in Daytona.  Despite the 20 knot easterly winds, the morning air is warm and inviting.  There is no need for jackets or sweaters today.  Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but we feel as if … Continue reading

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Friday, December 2nd

Today we depart St. Augustine for Daytona Beach, a total of 52 miles including nine bridges.  After a chilly start to the day, we are sporting shorts and t shirts in the greenhouse by noon.  The temperature today will reach … Continue reading

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