Well as I mentioned earlier we are heading down the ICW and waiting for a weather window to jump outside and be a sail boat rather than a SLOW motor boat! The ICW has its own beauty if you enjoy the solitude of vast marsh flats with isolated small islands! There are many spots where you see nothing for as far as the eye can see and this will last for hours on end. An occasional dolphin/porpoise will break the silence jumping out of the water near you! You can certainly imagine that this has not changed for hundreds of years! As usual we have seen very few boats, maybe one or two cruisers. So other than some local fishermen and crabbers we have had it to ourselves.
Yesterday it rained off and on all day, but we did finally get the tidal flows in our favor, which gave us an extra knot or two!!!!!!!! It's the small things you appreciate :). But needless to say getting to our anchorage was very welcome. Being wet and cold all day takes a toll. But we are now tucked in behind an island, "Wahoo Island", with some large trees to shield us from the forecasted 20-40 Knots of wind out of the Northwest switching to the North on Sunday. So, with the forecast for rain, FROST, and a lot of wind, we will make this home for a day or two.
Well we finally got out of Dodge! The weather is not good for outside sailing, as it is 4-5 ft swells with 10-15 knts of seas and both out of the SW. WHich is exactly the direction we are heading. So down the ditch (ICW) we go. We have been bucking a tide for two days, just bad timing, so we have only been making about 40 miles per day. But that's ok, at least we are heading south :)