Well it has been a very LONG summer/ winter!! But we are finally done with all that needed to be done and will be heading out with the tide in the morning. We are headed for Ft. Lauderdale, with some ICW and outside travel. We will keep everyone posted
Well we made it back to Bohicket Marina.
It was a wonderful cruising season with a final trip up the coast using the ICW and going outside when conditions permitted.
We stopped in Ft. Pierce to paint the bottom of the boat at Riverside Marina, which was a very good DYI yard. Then with green hair and all, (from sanding the bottom), we stopped in Melbourne to visit our new friends at the Melbourne Yacht Club, and to paint a friends house. Then one last extended stop at Daytona and had a great visit with our friends Judy and Steve, from Bellaire, FL.
Then we continued north up the ICW until St. Augustine, where we went outside to Jacksonville/May port. And got hammered by a line of thunder storms with 50 knts of wind, lightning, and ten ft. seas. Definitely got our attention!!!!!!!!!!!
Then the usual stops at Ft. George, GA, Brunswick, GA., outside to Walburg Creek, GA., Cooper River, (Dafauskie Island), then got a survey done in Hilton Head and finally home to Bohicket!!
The stats for the season were:
207 days gone
2693 miles logged
We are back in the USA. ? We left Moraine Cay up at the top of the Abacos and sailed back to Ft. Pierce, Fl. We left Moraine with S/V SlowMocean until they needed to turn North. We then were fortunate to hook up with S/V Osprey for the overnight crossing to Florida. Very nice folks to talk to while crossing, and let each other know when big ships were coming. In total it was 145 miles from anchor to anchor and thirty six hours, which meant as soon as the anchor dropped we were asleep.