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Adventures of Obiewan and Jo

This blog chronicles the Winter 2011-2012 adventures of John Oberright and Jo Rys as they head South For The Winter.  Any BCYC member can comment on their postings.  It's a great way to keep in touch!
  • 10 Feb 2012 10:49 AM | Jo Rys

    Friday, Feb 10, Guy and Shay drove up from Jupiter and Guy helped John move Harmony to her new home while Shay and I drove the cars, had a girls lunch out and wine on the Porch. Nice day.  We met the boys and went out to dinner a lovely day.

    Saturday, Feb 11, Guy and Shay picked us up and we went to visit the Sangers and Ballard’s, lovely lunch!  Michelle and Richard, what a great day, Thanks Sangers.  We are so blessed to have such great friends.  Sunday, Pam and John Loving stopped by on their way to Stuart to visit other friends; We all went out to dinner with the Collins.  

  • 05 Feb 2012 10:48 AM | Jo Rys

    Monday, started back to the scrubbing. The company cabin came next since we were having company.  More trips to the laundry and Publix for supplies each cabin one at a time, not fun guys.   Days went by finally we had a handle on the evil mess and could move to our new destination of Palm Beach Garden south of Jupiter Florida. 

  • 03 Feb 2012 2:52 PM | Jo Rys

    Left early, it was a 4 hour drive, arrived in Stuart and what did we find but beautiful Harmony covered in mildew.  Out came the bleach all the cabinets had to be cleaned out and scrubbed with bleach, all our clothing, sheets, pillows, etc. had to be washed. We tackled our Vbirth first which took 2 days.  After a few days Guy and Shay invited us to dinner and the Super Bowl at their condo in Jupiter, it sure was great to get away. Thanks Guy and Shay you guys are great!  I love to hear the pounding of the surf and the Collins have a beautiful Ocean side condo that we enjoyed for the afternoon and evening. 

    Monday, started back to the scrubbing. The guest cabin came next since we were having company.  More trips to the laundry and Publix for supplies each cabin one at a time, not fun guys. Days went by finally we had a handle on the evil mess and could move to our new destination of Palm Beach Garden south of Jupiter Florida. 

  • 02 Feb 2012 2:43 PM | Jo Rys

    “On the road again”

    “On the road again”

    Left Annapolis On Monday after the Commodores Ball, heading to Florida by Car, spent the night in South Carolina with a second day on the road. Traffic flowed nicely until we had to leave 95 near Jacksonville heading to the west coast and Treasure Island near St. Pete Beach to visit our friends Arlene & Joe.  We stayed with them for 3 days while playing nurse to Arlene, after her surgery.  On Friday we headed to the East Coast of Florida to see Harmony in Stuart. 

  • 11 Dec 2011 11:44 AM | Jo Rys

    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    Got up early made a coffee ring, and headed to Oyster cove for the BCYC Christmas Brunch.  Surprised everyone, since no one knew we were coming home so soon.  We had a great time seeing all the BACK Yackers, also the facility was great thanks Sangers, Juliana and JJ.

    WILL SEE EVERYONE AFTER CHRISTMAS

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

  • 10 Dec 2011 11:34 AM | Jo Rys

    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Stuart, Florida

    It poured all morning, really hard to get things accomplished i.e. showers, dragging all our stuff the ¼ mile to the road for the limo and trying to keep it dry in plastic bags.  We are finally in the limo, on the way to the airport, wouldn't you know it, on the way to the airport the sun came out. Sorry to leave the warm weather but not the rain, YUCK!  Arrived at BWI about 5:30, John’s Daughter and Granddaughter picked us up and we went out to dinner.

    Arrive home around 7:30PM, home again, home again, turn on the heat and head to the grocery store for provisions. It feels good to be in our bed and not have to walk a ¼ mile to shower.

  • 09 Dec 2011 11:30 AM | Jo Rys

    Day 41, Friday, December 9, 2011

    Took a walk this morning I like to get the lay of the land when we land ashore, especially after being on the boat for a while. Still raining everything is wet, yack, yack, but it is still warm.  The boat work never stops, especially when living in a small space.  Went out to Dinner and had a relaxing evening which we really, really needed.

  • 08 Dec 2011 10:24 PM | Anonymous

    Written by Jo Rys

    A front moved in last night the wind blew so hard it blew a fender off the boat. With cooler weather we took off early and arrived in Stuart Florida around 2 PM, a bit windy but still a beautiful day.  Pulled off the ICW and proceeded along our 7 miles to what we thought would be Loggerhead, alas we were at the wrong bridge kept going to the next bridge and there it was Loggerhead. We did a  pump-out and gave Harmony some fuel before we went to her slip on M dock.  A bit rocky and rolling...we are open to the St Lucie River, at least Harmony would not be bored while we were home for Christmas.  It started to rain and it rained off and on for 2 days but we had to change the oil, put on double lines, hook up electric, clean out the frig, laundry to do (did not want to come back to dirty smelly clothes) everything was wet etc. (Little did we know, more about that, later) 

  • 07 Dec 2011 10:22 PM | Jo Rys

    Banana and Indian Rivers, at Dragon Point

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Very nice anchorage quiet night a few other boats and a marina just up from the point where the dragon sat.  For over 30 years, a huge cement sculpture of a dragon stood on the coquina rock point.  A storm in 2002 destroyed the 65 foot long, 35 foot high dragon.  (I found the dragon to be a very impressive sight, when I visited this area in 99).  The point now stands empty, with only the concrete and steel vestiges of the dragon remaining.  There are plans to rebuild it at some time in the future. 

     Passing thru 

  • 06 Dec 2011 10:20 PM | Jo Rys

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011  Harmony spent the night in an anchorage just outside of Titusville Marina near Kennedy Space Center, probably the closest to the launch sights.  The night was little rocky since boats were going by all night, also we were near a Railroad bridge and a train went by sometime during the night, felt as though it was in our cabin.  This morning the water is as smooth as glass (“We are one with the Magenta Line”) makes for a smooth ride at least until a boat goes by.  As I mentioned earlier, the Florida ICW is very straight and narrow, at least the ICW part is but the shore line gives the appearance of lots of water, with little depth towards the shore.  There seems to be a rain cloud off in the distance toward the Ocean but the rest of the sky is clear and sunny.  It is so warm we have the whole boat open with wonderful soft breeze flowing thru, Harmony and crew are very happy.  We had the disappointment of not being able to anchor in Eau Gallie a very small anchorage that already had too many boats.  We backed tracked to the southern tip of Merritt Island just north of Eau Gallie Bridge, an area affectionately called Dragon Point. For over 30 years, a huge cement sculpture of a dragon stood on the coquina rock point.  A storm in 2002 destroyed the 65 foot long, 35 foot high dragon.  (I found the dragon to be a very impressive sight, when I saw it in 99).  The point now stands empty, with only the concrete and steel vestiges of the dragon remaining.  The best part of our day was when we entered Dragon Point anchorage we were greeted by large pod of dolphins swimming and jumping around our boat it was hard to concentrate on anchoring.  I tried to get pictures but those buggers are fast.  Dolphin pods are very common in these waters, usually work together to trap a school of mullet, causing a commotion in the water.  Dolphins herd fish cooperatively, like cowboys herding cattle, talking to each other with squeals and clicks.

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