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Saturday, April 27, 2013

PERDIDO KEY LAND CRUISE

We have begun the spring Land Cruise.  After completing a week on the Tennessee River, we have transitioned to land cruising aboard the Phaeton. 
The Phaeton has all the comforts of home with more room than 0 Regrets and exceptional amenities.  I have tried to figure out a rudder assembly for the Phaeton but mounting the prop seems to be the problem. 
We are proceeding to Perdido Key for a week stay along the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW). This portion of the ICW will be our start along the Great Loop Route after existing Mobile Bay. 

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The above map gives some indication of the waterway and our proximity to marinas and all things to do in the area.  We are currently "anchored" in Montgomery, AL. just off I-65.  We have stopped here 2 prior occasions and find it an easy on and off and meets our needs for an overnight stay.  Walking distance to restaurants etc.  We departed Nashville, TN. this am amidst the opening of the heavens with more rain that seen in the Vietnam monsoon season.  Believe me, driving around Nashville pulling our Lexus with the entire rig about 55ft. long is not a lark.  Good thing the traffic moved over for us. 
This is a photo from my childhood. Somehow Denise found this pic in an attempt to embarrass the Captain.

Our travel distance tomorrow is only 171 miles with the landing or docking at the Perdido Cove RV Resort.  We have been assured the fish are biting, sun will shine and all things will be right.  Yep, that is me landing the big one.  

Well that is enough teasing for tonight!  We will weigh anchor early, about 10am. when Denise FINALLY steps out of the cabin.  More fun to report from Perdido Key in the coming days, Alert the Press.

Happy sailing,
Capt. Barry, Adm. Denise, deckhands Bailey and Bella. 

 

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