How to escape Coconut Grove
10 January 2012 | Coconut Grove, FL
Sunny, warm, calm.
We have escaped the dreaded grasp of Marathon and Boot Key Florida, made an uneventful trip to Rodriguez Key, spent a calm night at anchor, and enjoyed an almost full day of sailing 50 deg. off the wind at 5-7.7 knots, only to find ourselves attached to yet another mooring ball at Dinner Key and Coconut Grove. While I sit and stew, Mary Ann is ecstatic in her good fortune to be so close to such good shopping. We are waiting on, among other things, a good weather window to cross the stream to the Bahamas.
Brian and Lynn on Midori took the inside route from Marathon and are moored close to us. They are currently waiting on a set of higher pitch props to improve their boat performance.
Van and Loren on Gratitude came up with us and then found a broken chain plate which is being replaced today.
Baxter and Molly, Stella Blue,waited a day to start up and were greeted at Rodriguez with 20-25 knot winds overnight with no protection in sight so they fired up and beat their way on up to No Name Harbor.
All in all, we have a couple of small windows coming for a crossing, and finishing boat repairs will determine which one we catch.
See you in the Bahamas, I hope.