02 January 2012 | Daytona, Florida
We just spent Christmas and New Year with Joni's mom in Ormond Beach, Florida. Dancing Walrus stood guard waiting for us in Fort Lauderdale. We have spent the past month getting her ready for our 'cast off' for the Pacific.
We intend to finish provisioning during the first week of Jan. and with winds permitting leave for the Yukatan in Mexico for a 'haul out' to top up' the bottom paint and some keel repairs before heading further South for the San Blas for some diving for a week or so. Then on to Panama and the 'Canal Crossing' and on the the Galapagos for several weeks of diving and exploring. We are full of anticipation!
This past summer we spent exploring the East coast of the USA all of the way up to Boston by boat. We also did a land trip by car. Our friend Robin loaned us his car for some land miles in upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and more! Wally (Dancing Walrus) was waiting for us in Mystic Harbour. Upon our return we went on to NY City and then back to Florida.
Robin intends to join us in Panama to help with the canal crossing and the passage to the Galapagos.