Retirement to Bahamas

Mike and Judy have been sailing for some 25 years. We have dreamed for years about retiring and sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean. We are living our dream!

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Boca Chita Redux

15 March 2010
We leave Key Largo today at 9:00 a bit bleary after a full day of enjoyment in Key Largo. Our goal today is to get to Boca Chita in Biscayne Bay, not far from Miami. Recall our post on the way down and how much we enjoyed this tropical paradise in the shadow of Miami. We have some fairly complicated sounds and channels to transit today but we know that we can make it 'cause we got down here the same way after all.

There are very few boats on the waterway despite this being a warm and pleasant day. It's a bit blustery but not uncomfortable and soon we are able to sail! Always a bonus day when we can turn off the motor and rely on Aeolus (Greek God of Winds) to propel us. We a wonderful sail through several sounds then to Biscayne Bay and up towards Boca Chita. Miami is prominent on the horizon but for tonight we'll be in this secluded basin tied up to a seawall with hopefully few other boats. And yes, there are two other sailboats including Rumrunner who we've been travelling with a bit and met here on the way down, as well as a powerboat.

We love it here; Chopin can run free (well, not run, saunter) and we have a great stuffed salmon dinner. I'm catching up on emails (yeah, I have internet here thanks to my Verizon doohickey).

We're about 15 miles from Miami but you wouldn't know it as it is dark, quiet and peaceful. We're starting to think about getting back home for mid-April despite the leisurely and enjoyable time we've had lately.
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Vessel Name: Sea Sharp
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter Legend 37.5
Hailing Port: Douglas Harbour, NB, Canada
Crew: Mike, Judy and Chopin (the boat cat)
About:
Mike will be retiring in September 2008 after a long and rewarding career with the civil service in New Brunswick, Canada. I will end my career as President of Service New Brunswick, the "single window" service delivery agency for multi-jurisdictional government services to citizens and businesses. [...]
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Preparing for Retirement Trip

Who: Mike, Judy and Chopin (the boat cat)
Port: Douglas Harbour, NB, Canada