21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
13 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
16 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL
21 March 2011 | Elizabeth Harbour
The predicted wind was late in arriving. Bud and I were both restless last night waiting for the 30-knot gusts. When we got up this morning we found the weather was just north of Georgetown. We got dressed in a hurry and took Fuzzy ashore earlier than usual. Once we were back on board the rain came. That was welcome. There was enough rain to actually wash the salt off the boat.
After the rain the wind started. It hasn’t been as bad as it might have been; the wind isn’t steady. It blows 16 to 18 knots for a while, and then there are times when it really starts to hum. I saw gusts of 29 knots on our instruments. You can see the breakers hitting the reef at the north end of Stocking Island more than a mile away. You can also see little breakers on the west shore of the harbor about three-quarters of a mile away. Not a day to go to Georgetown. Our anchor and all those we can see in the harbor are holding and there is as much sunshine as clouds, so it’s not a bad day to sit on the boat.
This morning Bud trimmed Fuzzy, who was getting quite shaggy again. We ran the generator to top off the batteries and run the vacuum cleaner. We could probably run the vacuum off the inverter, but it would be quite a load.
I made the world’s ugliest blueberry pie. I thought we had a pie tin, but we didn’t, so I made the pie in a square cake pan. There wasn’t going to be enough crust or filling to really fill the pan, so I curled up the edges so it looks like a giant misshapen tart sitting in the cake pan. Hopefully it will taste OK; we’re going to have it for supper.
We just took it easy this afternoon. We both napped a bit to make up for the lack of sleep last night.
This wind is supposed to die down in 6 to 12 hours. It’s choppy at the boat, but not too bad because we’re close to the east shore. We’ll wait until early evening to venture to the beach with Fuzzy again, and hopefully not get too wet.