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M/V Last Trade

M/V Last Trade

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

June & July 2010 - Our Big Trip - Day 21 - 25

Day 21 - Sunday, July 4 - Port Aransas 4th of July fireworks!
Port Aransas Marina provided a roasted pig for the 4th celebration. Everyone who attended brought a side dish.




Day 22 - Monday, July 5 - Port Aransas to Costa Grande, Port O'Conner, TX

Port Aransas lighthouse

Costa Grande marina

Day 23 - Tuesday, July 6 - Costa Grande to Matagorda City Marina



Day 24 - Wednesday, July 7 - Matagorda to Bridge Harbor, Freeport, TX - high water after effects of storm Alex.

Day 25 - Thursday, July 8 - Bridge Harbor to Clear Lake (HOME)

June & July 2010 - Our Big Trip - Day 18 - 20

Day 18 - Thursday, July 1 - Day after the storm, well deserved rest day!

Day 19 - Friday, July 2 - Island Moorings back to Port Aransas City Marina
Cleaning up marina after storm!

Daniel hanging out!
Timing is everything! Some of the tallest sailing ships in the world were coming in to Corpus Christi for the big 4th of July celebration and they passed directly in front of our slip in Port Aransas:

Hanging out waiting for the next one!


Day 20 - Saturday, July 3 - Port Aransas
Last of the tall ships to come in
Play time!



June & July 2010 - Our Big Trip - Day 15 - 17

Day 15 - Monday, June 28 - Storm Alex coming our way! Need to move boat inland to Island Moorings Marina. Confirmed reservations with marina and car rental.



Day 16 - Tuesday, June 29 - Moved boat to Island Moorings Marina for storm protection.


Day 17 - Wednesday, June 30 - Stormed day & night. Not nearly as bad as originally predicted. Not necessary to remove canvas or double tie lines. We rocked and rolled listening to the wind whipping around boat!

June & July 2010 - Our Big Trip - Day 11 - 14

Day 11 - Thursday, June 24 - Aransas Pass Yacht Club to Port Aransas City Marina.

Went out in dinghy just before dark to see dolphins but didn't see any.


Day 12 - Friday, June 25 - Layday in Port Aransas. Took dinghy to (Barry's) shell beach, jumped overboard and went swimming and practiced dinghy overboard drill to see if our dinghy ladder worked.


Day 13 - Saturday, June 26 - Layday in Port Aransas. Went into town on trolley. Made storm preparations (hurricane coming, several days out!) finished grocery shopping and just relaxed!!!!!


Day 14 - Sunday, June 27 - Layday in Port Aransas. Confirmed car rental if necessary to evacuate due to storm coming in.

June & July 2010 - Our Big Trip - Day 9 & 10

Day 9 - Tuesday, June 22 - Corpus Christi to Aransas Pass Yacht Club.




Day 10 - Wednesday, June 23 - Spent an extra day with the Aransas Pass Yacht Club.


June & July 2010 - Our Big Trip - Day 7 & 8

Day 7 - Sunday, June 20 - Layday in Corpus.

USS Lexington!




Day 8 - Monday, June 21 - Layday in Corpus. Trip to the USS Lexington.
Kids!