Cruising on Last Dance

This blog archives the adventures of Glen and Jill Moore and provides a means of communication for friends and family. Exploration and adventure have been synonymous with boats and water for centuries. The joy of adventures shared while exploring new places and meeting new people has built a strong bond for Glen and Jill. Last Dance is the platform for the exploration.

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine, 354 - 430

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats." The Wind in the Willows, 1908, Kenneth Grahame, 1859 - 1932

"I've never believed speed and ease are conductive to living fully, becoming aware, or deepening memory, a tripod of urges to stabilize and lend meaning to life." River Horse: a log book of a boat across America, 1999, William Least Heat-Moon,1939 -

The Great Loop -- The current adventure is a circumnavigation of the Eastern United States, cruising north up the east coast through New York into Canada, across the Great Lakes to Chicago, navigating multiple river systems south to Mobile, along the Gulf coast to the Florida Keys and back to St. Augustine. This trip by boat is commonly referred to as the Great Loop. Progress and current location are indicated by the red line on the map to the right. It was titled the Traceless Path in recognition of a German sailor we met in St. Augustine who published booklets of his travels with hand-drawn, detailed maps describing his travels across the water as the Traceless Path.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Loop Completion - Part Two

Arrival at Little Harbor, Abaco, completed another crossing of Last Dance's wake and completion of the Great Loop.  The title photo in the blog was taken at Little Harbor on July 14, 2007.  The purple line denotes the cruise from Little Harbor to St. Augustine that year -- the red follows the trip in 2011 and 2012 -- a journey just shy of 5 years.

The full moon rising over Pete's Pub in Little Harbor provided a unique venue for the completion celebration.  Abaco's most famous resident, Pete Johnson, sculptor and bar proprietor, joined the crew for the unveiling of the gold burgee.  Pete's fortified tropical drink, the Blaster, helped create a jovial atmosphere.

Pete suggested a poise for the occasion since the trio were all attired in Pete's Pub and Gallery shirts.

1 comment:

Litehart said...

Great blog; great trip; great folks. Congratulations on laying down some wonderful life long memories. We too are enjoying the life nautical as we are living on Kathleen on the Cheasapeake Bay.