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Jan 6, 2016 - Having a wild ride...on a mooring.

I ended the last posting saying that we would probably have a couple of quiet days aboard. We have been aboard for two days now, but they have NOT been quiet. Yesterday morning the wind picked up (20-30 knots) and switched to NE; NE winds were not forecast. With the wind out of the NE, there is a long fetch of water and the waves have built. We are on a mooring so we feel secure, but we are far from comfortable. Fred equates the boat motion to being on mechanical bull. We spent most of the day yesterday in the cockpit and we had lots of...

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Jan 4, 2016 - Moved across Biscayne Bay because of impending weather

It is Monday, January 4th. We had been watching the weather since we started south to the Miami area. By Saturday night into yesterday morning the forecast held steady for a front to move through the area, bringing colder temperatures, rain and some heavy winds. Where we were anchored near the Key Biscayne Yacht Club, there is no protection against N or NW winds which would mean we were on the lee shore. There was a mooring available at Dinner Key Marina, across Biscayne Bay at Coconut Grove so we upped anchor and motored across the bay....

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Dec 6, 2012 - Getting ready for the Keys

Today is our second and last day in Coconut Grove, which is a part of Miami but with a different history. It is home to several marinas in an area called Dinner Key. Today Coconut Grove is a thriving "artsy" community and filled with fancy hotels and a famous area for shopping called CocoaWalk, but I wanted to see the area around Dinner Key. In 1917 (not all that long after Orville and Wilbur did their thing at Kitty Hawk), the US Navy established a NAS (naval air station) here to train seaplane pilots. In the 1930's and 40's, after The...

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ZEST for travel

Jul 1, 2012 - Key Largo to Coconut Grove (Miami)

We finish up our last day at Lorlies/Islamaroda taking it fairly easy, but have a good walk to the local equivalent of Bass Pro and some other shops. We started painting on the flaking paint on the salon door to see how that might go. It looks like we can fix it, but the color is off. On 6/27 the weather is good, but still some winds of 20-25 kts from the south However, the forecast is for light winds later in the day, so we call up to Anchorage Marina, in Jewfish Creek on north Key Largo, and ask them how will the docking be in the high...

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Just Relax

Dec 8, 2011 - Traveling to Coconut Grove and around town

12/8/11 Day 45 – Dinner Key, Coconut Grove (Miami) – N25:43.179 W080:13.741 On mooring ball today; Weather: High/Low 74/57 Wind: NW 10-15 Hi All! We enjoyed getting up a little later today and taking a walk into town (just a few blocks away). Coconut Grove is very nice for the few blocks that comprise downtown but it’s not a good thing to venture too far afield. Tom got is alternator. There was a few minutes of anxiety when they told us it wasn’t there. This was after we called a few days before and they said they had it. Luckily Tom saw...

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Mar 28, 2011 - The Barnacle and the Biltmore

Coconut Grove is very close to Miami and Biscayne Bay. It is a suburb with many streets having either live oaks or banyan trees on the curbs. Rich people abound but the downtown of this town is like a Greenwich village - eclectic and interesting. I have been to night concerts at the Barnacle before, but never had the opportunity to take a tour of the house and boathouse that Ralph Munroe built in the late 1800s. He was one of the first residents of this area. Boats were the only means of transportation and the bay is shallow here. Ralph...

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