18 November 2006 | Biscayne Bay
The Norther coming in is supposed to blow through Thanksgiving. Not only is it stacking up the Gulf Stream* to as high as 13 feet but it is also making it cold! We were not prepared for cold, at least not 40 degrees cold!! Hideko and I have been using all of the blankets on the boat, but I haven't convinced her to let Roq on the bed yet.
We moved to No Name Harbor this morning because it is the only place around here protected from the North wind. It's also nice to be able to row Roq ashore fast. There's a restaurant in the harbor with great fish. Our nightly fee went from $0 to $15 but after paying by the foot and getting beat up by the chop on the bay I'm happy with $15.
* For our non sailing friends, the Gulf Stream is a current running North up the coast of Florida carrying more water than all of the rivers in America combined. When the wind blows against it (i.e. a Norther, which in Florida is a winter storm coming from the North) the waves in the Gulf Stream get tall, and worse, steep. No fun to sail in.