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Bahamas 2011- Log A
Fort Myers Florida to ???
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Friday April 29th
the Royal Wedding
The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on Friday, 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince William, second in the line of succession to Queen Elizabeth II, first met Catherine Middleton in 2001, whilst both were studying at the University of St Andrews. Their engagement on 20 October 2010 was announced on 16 November 2010.
The build-up to the wedding and the occasion itself attracted much media attention, with the service being broadcast live around the world, and being compared and contrasted in many ways with the 1981 marriage of William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. It is estimated that the wedding was watched by a global television audience of two billion people.[1]
Much of the attention focused on Middleton's status as a commoner (i.e., not of royal blood or a part of the aristocracy) marrying into royalty. Hours before the service, the Queen conferred the titles Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus upon William. Upon her marriage, Middleton therefore became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, but is not styled as 'Princess Catherine'.
As William was not the heir-apparent to the throne, the wedding was not a full state occasion and many details were left to the couple themselves to decide, such as much of the the guest list of about 1,900. It was, however, a public holiday in the United Kingdom and featured many ceremonial aspects, including use of the state carriages and roles for the Foot Guards and Household Cavalry. It was attended by most of the Royal Family, as well as many foreign royals, diplomats, and the couple's chosen personal guests.
Middleton wore a white dress with a 270-centimetre (110 in) train, by British designer Sarah Burton, as well as a tiara lent to her by the Queen. Prince William wore the uniform of his honorary rank of Colonel of the Irish Guards. William's best man was his brother, Prince Harry, while the bride's sister, Pippa, acted as her maid of honour. The wedding ceremony began at 11:00 am BST (UTC+1). John Robert Hall, the Dean of Westminster, conducted the service, with Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, conducting the marriage ceremony itself and Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, giving the sermon. A reading was given by the bride's brother, James. After the ceremony, the newly married couple travelled in procession to Buckingham Palace for the traditional appearance on the balcony and a flypast before crowds assembled in The Mall. Later the Prince drove his Duchess the short distance to Clarence House in his father's classic Aston Martin DB6 Volante,[2] decorated by Prince Harry and James Middleton with a number plate "JU5T WED".
Following the wedding, the couple intend to continue living on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, where Prince William is based as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot.
Friday May 06th
travel - Legacy Marina to Captiva
Cruise Leaders
images from Cruise
Travel - Legacy Marina Fort Myers to South Seas Plantation for the RPYC Mothers Day Cruise ..


Friday May 13th
Carol waving good by to the Lackey's .. images by Tom Laskey
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pre cruise photos
Travel - Royal Palm Yacht Club Fort Myers to Moss Marine, Fort Myers Beach
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on Thursday evening, our Bahama crew Joan and Marv McMahon delivered the last of their gear to Dee Light  and began to settle into our forward stateroom suite .. they then left for their condo to spend the night with the plan to be back in mid-morning to begin the first leg of our journey ..
.. on Friday morning we had all our gear, groceries, etc. and everyone on board .. after taking care of a few last minute details we pulled away from the Royal Palm Yacht Club docks at 1145 .. weather was perfect for a day on the water (warm with a light breeze ) and we headed to Fort Myers Beach .. a little after noon as we were enjoying the conversation, dolphins and scenery we were abruptly interrupted by the sound of a loud blaring horn and flashing blue lights .. OH NO! .. the Fish and Wild Game patrol boat was fast approaching our port stern! .. seems we did slow down quickly enough for the Manatee Zone that conveniently begins right before the entrance to Gulf Harbor Yacht Club ..after our admonishment by the courteous Wildlife Officers and our promise to take it easy .. we were presented with a citation and fine for $88.00 to be mailed in to the Lee County Clerk of Court  .. and finally we were back on our way to the beach ..
as we left Fort Myers we contacted "MARCIA MARCIA MARCIA" .. John and Marcia Bouquet will be traveling  from Fort Myers to Bimini and beyond with their 55' Marquis which they cruised down from Wabasha, MN ..  we caught up with them as they were entering Mantanzas Pass and  by 1400 we had both boats docked at Moss Marina ...
after dinner at Nervous Nellie we all retired for the evening in order to take off from the Marina at 0700 ..
 Saturday May 14th
 Travel - Moss Marine, Fort Myers Beach to Marathon Florida
Sunday May 15th
 Travel - Marathon Florida
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