Optimystique: A Photo A Day, The Great ...

User: JanSIrons
Dates: 15 Dec 2017 - 21 Feb 2018
Duration: 2 months, 1 week
URL: http://CommuterCruiser.com

A Photo A Day from Optimystique, our 2007 Mariner 40, on The Great Loop, 6000 miles circumnavigating the Eastern USA!

Wednesday 21 Feb 2018 11:10

Sharing the Great Loop Experience with Grandkids ... Priceless!

Posted: Feb. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018 18:05

Happy Hour!

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Sunday 11 Feb 2018 12:49

Wandering marina docks, we found this boat ... I’m still in love!

Posted: Feb. 11, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Saturday 10 Feb 2018 18:00

This Green Heron dropped by for happy hour!

Posted: Feb. 10, 2018, 11 p.m.

Friday 9 Feb 2018 7:10

Good Morning Burnt Store! Not a bad view off our stern. But we pay for the privacy & open view with a challenging climb aboard. But who wants to be stern in & look under the dock? We’ll figure it out one of these days...

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 12:00

The Great Loop, Day 3 ... 10 miles. Back at Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda, FL for a Looper “Winter-Over”. We even have our old slip! D-12! Good to be back! Now to get this boat ready for The Great Loop!

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Feb 2018 18:03

The Great Loop Day 2: Sarasota to Cayo Costa ... 50-ish miles, 10 bridges & anchored at Pelican Bay, my favorite! SO good to be back!

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Monday 5 Feb 2018 18:25

The Great Loop Day 1: Sunset from Marina Jack Mooring Field, Sarasota, FL. Fog/dropping our anchor, 3 bridges & picking up a mooring ball ... all for the 1st time! Darius Rucker would be proud.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Monday 5 Feb 2018 11:02

Left Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton in sunshine with dolphins playing at the bow. One hour later we’re fogged in & swinging on our new Mantus anchor at Emerson Pointe. Interesting start to our Great Loop!

Posted: Feb. 5, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Sunday 4 Feb 2018 20:20

Meh... First Super Bowl Sunday aboard Optimystique. Pouring rain outside. Inside, we’re snug & watching the ads & halftime show.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2018, 1:20 a.m.

Saturday 3 Feb 2018 19:00

What a great day! Bradenton Area Regatta - racing, music & fireworks ... all from our front row seats in Twin Dolphin Marina!

Posted: Feb. 4, 2018, midnight

Friday 2 Feb 2018 13:30

Egmont Key State Park! A barrier island at the south end of the Tampa Bay Ship Channel. The beachcombing is superb and the 1858 Lighthouse still shines for ships in the night.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 1 Feb 2018 15:00

Big Cat Rescue, Tampa, FL ... very educational visit to see the big cats. Sad that over 10,000 big cats & tigers are mistreated in tiny enclosures in people’s back yards in the US. Check out Big Cat Rescue.org to support legislation to end this mistreatment.

Posted: Feb. 1, 2018, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 31 Jan 2018 7:01

That . MOON! Total eclipse. Blue blood super moon!

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Monday 29 Jan 2018 13:05

Bbbrrr... Steely gray and blowing stink from the northwest- makes it bumpy in the marina. Walked over the bridge to Publix for exercise & visited with surprise guests, Tim & Deb from theretirement project.com. So fun meeting new friends!

Posted: Jan. 29, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday 27 Jan 2018 15:36

Lucky us! Jody & Peter stopped to introduce us to little Brig! Brig has to be the happiest baby I know & hopefully soon he’ll have a boat to call home!

Posted: Jan. 27, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Friday 26 Jan 2018 15:30

Hiking Robinson Preserve ... too breezy to go anywhere, might as well make the most of it! White pelicans and the St Pete Skyway Bridge on our 5+ mike Hike.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday 25 Jan 2018 14:45

Blowing stink for the next week... So worth missing the weather window to have my 96 year old Dad visit aboard our new home!

Posted: Jan. 25, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 17:30

How do manatees know water chillier than 68 degrees is dangerous? Tampa Bay is 57 degrees. So the super smart manatees huddle together in the balmy 72 degree waters of power plants.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Monday 22 Jan 2018 13:30

My 96 year old Dad...think he looks excited to be aboard. He was even more excited to climb the ladder to the upper deck & “drive” from the upper helm. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!!!

Posted: Jan. 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 21 Jan 2018 16:50

Spent the day at Manasota Beach. Sharks teeth: 300-ish according to David to add to our collection! I think every part of The Great Loop will have its special attraction. For us, Florida’s west coast will always mean shark’s teeth!

Posted: Jan. 21, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Saturday 20 Jan 2018 12:04

Hello Denver! One of our dock neighbors requesting permission to come aboard! She reminds me of Harley. 😎

Posted: Jan. 20, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

Thursday 18 Jan 2018 7:40

Countdown to The Great Loop! But it might be nice if it warms up just a tad ... like 50 degrees! Two days ago we were looking for sharks teeth on the beach!

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 16:23

David & Ron looking for sharks teeth on Casey Key, FL. Relaxing with friends now that most of the boat chores are done.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Sunday 14 Jan 2018 12:49

Optimystique in slip B-18 at Twin Dolphin Marina. After almost a month aboard we’ve completed the major projects. Now we’ll relax & enjoy for a week, then head south for the first of our “day trips” to complete The Great Loop! Follow our adventure at CommuterCruiser.com #greatloop #thegreatloop

Posted: Jan. 14, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 11:55

Getting Optiimystique & us ready to go! 2nd to last major project (at least that we know of...)

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Monday 1 Jan 2018 17:45

Starting 2018 with a Super Moon! Hopefully signs of adventures to come! Happy New Year!!!

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Friday 15 Dec 2017 9:30

Moving aboard Optimystique, our 2007 Mariner 40 who will take us on The Great Loop!

Posted: Dec. 15, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Optimystique: A Photo A Day, The Great ...

User: JanSIrons
Dates: 15 Dec 2017 - 21 Feb 2018
Duration: 2 months, 1 week
URL: http://CommuterCruiser.com

A Photo A Day from Optimystique, our 2007 Mariner 40, on The Great Loop, 6000 miles circumnavigating the Eastern USA!

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