We headed out on Thursday 8/6/15 and sailed for about 6 hours south to Venice spending the night there. Great dinner at the Crows Nest and then headed to Boca Grande the next day, followed by 4 days at South Seas Resort on Captiva Island.
Guds arranged a surprise for me were Garrick and Kelly flew in to join us on this portion of our trip and sail back eventually to Madeira Beach. Garrick really surprised me with a gift of a brand new GoPro Hero 4 camera!!!!!
We had a great 4 days relaxing and catching up at South Seas and testing the new air-conditioning system I just finished installing on the boat, before turning north again and slowly heading back home over the next 3 days. Our final stop was at Egmont Key were we anchored overnight and had fun time burning around in the dinghy, jumping off the front of the boat and generally mellowing out.
We caught 2 spanish mackerel on the way back and BBQ'd them at Egmont Key for dinner. We also got to test our new spinnaker sailing back home and generally using the boat again after not sailing for almost 2 months while I fitted the AC.
Thanks Coolrunnings crew for an awesome vacation!!!!!
Below is daddy & daughter enjoying some easy sailing...watch either HD version on this youtube link, HD version of relaxing sail
or below lower resolution:
|Boca Grande Lighthouse|
|Garrick and Kelly enjoying sundowners on the beach|
|Family shot - South Seas, Captiva|
|Another beautiful sunset!|
|A girl could get used to this!|
|At Cabbage Key|
|Testing the new Spinnaker|