Welcome to Waves of Grace!

We have moved from Eagle's Wings to Waves of Grace, a Catalina 42 which will extend our winter ocean cruising grounds to the southern Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Please join us on our adventures! We would love to hear from you via cell phone or e-mail and when you get a minute come on down and visit!

Catalina Swap

Catalina Swap
The two gals share a dock at Navy Point. Leaving Eagle's Wings was bittersweet, but new adventures await us on Waves of Grace.

Iguana Invasion 11/16/2014

I counted 21 iguanas today in less than two hours.....a record!  This guy is a big one who was sunning himself in front of one of the mansions in Sister's Creek but most of the iguanas are small to medium this year.  It appears that the fellows are multiplying quickly.....they seem to be everywhere.  I have to be careful when I'm riding my bike as they blend in well with their surroundings and then when they move they surprise you.....

Marathon 11/15/2014

It's hard to believe that we have been here in Boot Key for over a week.....time flies in paradise!  The mooring field is already at 70% capacity and it's only mid-November.  FUI and Yasmine Ann came in this afternoon and have joined us here near Sister's Creek.  The sunsets are spectacular and the Sunset Tiki Bar still has great specials for Happy Hour including $2.00 drafts.  I took this photo from the marina deck.

Miami-Marathon 11/7-8/2014

We sailed out of Lake Worth very early and by noon we were at Ft. Lauderdale where the ocean was full of tankers, sport fishermen, divers down and para-sailors....a real maze!   At 3:00 we were directly in front of Miami so we kept on motor-sailing and anchored in Hawk Channel at Elliott Key Friday night.  There was a beautiful full moon with no breeze so anchoring on the outside was a great choice.  On Saturday we made the 83 mile run into Boot Key Harbor.  Between Key Largo and Tavernier there were hundreds of blue-black jelly fish everywhere.  They looked like huge hair nets swaying in the water with a ring of slender tentacles.......  We entered Marathon at 4:30 and took ball N-12.  We were surprised to see the mooring field so full already with some rows already filled to Sisters' Creek.  I guess that Marathon has become a destination!

West Palm Beach Sunrise

We had a good ocean run yesterday from Vero to Lake Worth although the wind wasn't strong enough to use the sails.......we hate to motor in the ocean!  But today we left the anchorage at 6:15 and we are sailing down the coast to Miami with 5 other sailboats.  It's great and we're making good time.  The sunrise was beautiful as we headed out the Lake Worth Channel.

Vero Beach-Katlynn Connections 11/2-11/5/2014

We had a very fast run from Jax to Vero Beach this week stopping to anchor for the night at the cement plant south of St. Augustine and then in Cocoa south of Titusville.  We were amazed to see that a small lake has been dredged across from the Sea Ray Plant at M897.  There are lots of heavy construction machines still on site.  On Saturday night we found protection from nasty gusting winds of 29 knots in Cocoa close to shore and in front of the high rise condos.  Several other boats were anchored there as well.  We pulled into Vero Beach on Sunday and we were warmly welcomed by cruising friends Roy and Yasmine, Bonnie and Sid, and Kent and Jane.  We took mooring ball #40 at the Vero Beach City Marina next to Yasmine Ann who hails from our home port on Sodus Bay, NY - Katlynn Marine.  We discovered that another boat from Sodus Bay is here next to us-Kelly Nicole with Paul and Debra onboard.  We all met later for Happy Hour at The Riverside Grill.  Small cruising world!  Or maybe it's cold now on Lake Ontario!

Marine Connections Liquidators - Ft Pierce

We were delighted to host Larry and Suzi MacDonald for lunch today aboard Waves of Grace.  They have traded in their boat, Kanau, and have bought a lovely home here in Vero Beach.  They now belong to the CLODS-cruisers living on dirt but stay connected with the cruising community here at Vero Beach City Marina.  They offered to drive us to Ft. Pierce to shop at the Marine Connections Liquidators which is a huge warehouse filled with everything a boater could ever want or imagine.  What a treat!  An added bonus was the fact that they played nothing but Christian music in the store.  Above their business name was a sign that said Jesus is Lord.  Awesome!

Green Cove Springs to Jax Landing 10/30/2014

Green Cove Springs boat yard is crazy this time of year.....the southern boats are coming out of the water and the northern boats are going in.  We were launched at 10:30 yesterday and today we went through the East Coast RR Bridge at 1:45 only to find out that the Main Street Bridge is STILL under repair and needs a 2-hour warning before going up........We are tied up at JAX Landing for the night and will leave at 8:00 tomorrow morning headed for St Augustine.

Surfside Beach, SC to Green Cove Springs, FL 10/25-1026 2014

We have just spent a glorious week with the Wing Crew on the ocean at Surfside Beach.  Portofino II 317C, our 4 bedroom rental house, took our breath away with ocean vistas from double porches.  I snapped this sunrise on Sat just before we headed to our boat in Green Cove Springs.  The work yard here is jammed with boats all trying to get into the water.  I've never seen it so crowded.....The good news is that the SunPac Mildewcide that we bought in Florida to control the mold problem worked like a charm.  The boat was almost mold free!  We

are now sanding, painting, waxing, and provisioning for a Tuesday launch....then on to Vero Beach for the week-end.  Another adventure begins!

Jacksonville Landing, then Green Cove Springs and haul-out

We headed to JAX Landing on April 10th knowing that the East Coast RR Bridge was on a restricted schedule but were shocked to find out that the Main Street Bridge needed a two-hour notice before it would open.....but we were lucky and the bridge tender took pity on us and opened.  Next two surprises:  Around noon a sailboat lost engine power and hit the bridge

breaking the top of the mast off, and there was a huge festival going on in JAX with very limited tie-ups to the wall.  We held our breath and brought the boat in close to the bridge....Walt did a great job on the helm!  We were treated to bands, vendors, and all kinds of entertainment for two days before heading to Green Cove for haul-out.  See you next year!

Gulf Stream Crossing 4/1/2014

We had a great Chris Parker weather report so we crossed from North Cat Cay to Lake Worth with Clark & Barb on Undaunted.  We had the Gulf Stream with us most of the way so we made great time...about 9 hours.  We had to check in with U.S. Customs so we stayed on Wednesday, visited Peanut Island, had lunch at the Riviera Beach Marina and then just walked the 3 blocks to customs which is located at the cruise terminal.  It was easy to do despite the fact that there are no signs indicating where customs actually is located.  On Thursday we headed out into the ocean again and headed north to Vero Beach where we met friends from Sodus, Jim and Joyce

and cruising friends, Larry & Suzi who just bought a house in Vero.