11 February 2013 | On the iside near John Pennacamp State Park
Sunny, 75 and very breezy
Well, after spending 3 and a half days on AngelFish creek, anchored in the mangroves and enjoying the solitude and the beauty, we pulled our anchor this morning. Pulling the anchor proved to be a challenge, we had been anchored in 20 to 25 mph winds and 3 to 4 mph currents for three days and apparently, our anchor buried itself to the hilt, maybe even all the way to China. We struggled getting it to break loose and once it finally popped out, it bent the clevis pin, a forged pin rated for 15,000 pounds of pull so we really had to tug on it (the bow of the boat dipped repeatedly when we'd tighten on the chain, but it came out.
Now we are anchored off of Key Largo, jusr West of Largo sound and we are protected from the strong Easterlies we're getting. We plan to stay here a few days, go into Largo sound and snorkel on an old Spanish Gallion that sank many moons ago. should be fun, we will post more as it happens.