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Allen's great circle trip

The Gulf Crossing

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Crossing the gulf.

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12/13/2003
Scipio Creek Marina was located in the town of Apalachcola. Located at the marina we found one of the few restaurants open on Sunday. Allen order 1 lb. of shrimp for $9.95. 

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Partially sunken boats line the river causing us to appreciate our "TGIF"

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12/14/2003
At the Moorings Marina (Carabela) the Harbor Master located us next to the Coast Guard to control our rowdy behavior.

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Always on the alert for a business opportunity Allen spy's this homemade stainless steel anchor and begins to think on how to manufacture them.

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The Harbor Master advised us the route and told to start early in the morning. 

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Digging in the Gulf.

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Water everywhere created a feeling of serenity.

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Only to be interrupted by crab pots.

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12/15/2003
At Sea Hag Marina (Steinatchee) we met a fellow Boater named Winke. So at dinner we informed the waitress she was serving Finke, Winke, and Swinke.

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Crystal River gave us a three hour lesson cruising after dark at night.

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12/16/2003
Pete's Pier (Crystal River) is where we spent 5 days waiting for the Gulf to settle down.
It also taught us the importance of studying the Tide Tables. When we woke up the morning we had planned to depart we discover the tide had gone out and we were resting on the bottom of the river.

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A fishing contest by the local fishermen.

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The Pelican's patiently wait for the leftovers  above the fish cleaning station.

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Lee made this wreath to decorate the Professor and Maryann.

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small_christmas_tree.jpg (12310 bytes) A Christmas tree to help us appreciate the life on the boat and helped us reflect on how much we appreciate our friendships and thankful for our families who help us pursue a dream. 
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new_year_04.jpg (17039 bytes) New Years Eve Dinner at Calico Jack in Clearwater .
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