Moonlight Adventure

The story of our travels on board Moonlight, our Vancouver 36.

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Saturday 23rd June 2012 - The end of the story

Posted by yachtmoonlight on June 27, 2012 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Moonlight arrived back in Southampton on Saturday 5th May 2012.


(Moonlight onboard the ship)

We unloaded her on Sunday 6th May and motored a short distance to Marchwood Yacht Club (which was extremely friendly and welcoming) where we stayed for a couple of days to get the sails and canvass back on.

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Monday 23rd April 2012 - The end of our adventure

Posted by yachtmoonlight on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We set off early on Tuesday morning and made our way south towards Fort Lauderdale to meet the ship that would be taking Moonlight home. We passed through Lake Worth and into a network of canals, with huge palatial homes all the way down on both sides, very few of which showed any signs of life or of being lived in.


(An average house on the waterway!)

As ...

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Monday 16th April 2012

Posted by yachtmoonlight on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Still having lots of planning to do for shipping Moonlight and flying us home to England, John spent last Tuesday in the marina lounge to make use of the wifi while I went ashore to have a mooch around the shops, get a few groceries and stock up on my favourite chocolate bars that we can’t get back home (Mars Three Musketeers bars, which taste the same as Milky Ways used to taste years ago).
I joined John back in the marina lounge and we met an English couple called Ted and Kay from...

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Monday 9th April 2012

Posted by yachtmoonlight on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer had definitely arrived and it was a very hot day last Monday when we ashore to Titusville marina and walked through the park, across the bridge to Merritt Island. We decided to explore Gator Creek again, as we had last time we were here and although we spotted lots of vultures, ospreys (including a nest with a very fluffy chick in it), red cardinals and herons, there were still no gators to be seen.

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Sunday 1st April 2012

Posted by yachtmoonlight on May 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Back in the St Augustine and safely tucked up in the marina, we started work on the engine first thing in the morning to try and resolve the problem with it running too hot.
Our first plan was to check if any of the broken pieces of impeller (the black knobbly rubbery bits) had got stuck at the heat exchanger and lo and behold, as we flushed the heat exchanger through, out popped a piece! We excitedly put the all the pipes we had removed back in place and started the engine to find that a...

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