Short Stop In Egmont Key
14 March 2011 | Tampa Bay, FL
This is a great little anchorage for an overnight stop - easy in, easy out. We still can't get over how WELL MARKED and LIT the harbors are in this country! It was further than we thought to get here, and the winds were not helping our cause. We got in after dark, and it was no problem. We nearly anchored on an offshore sign that was difficult to see. I told Tom that I'd prefer not to run Santorini up on the beach. He keeps telling me that the closer to shore that you are the calmer it is. I guess that true especially if you've grounded! (We didn't though).
Tomorrow morning we leave at first light. With luck, we'll sail all day, night and by sunset of the next day make it to Port St. Joe to anchor before we sail the last 20 miles to Panama City. The excitement is building as we edge ever closer...