Headed for Bimini—So how did we end up south in John Pennekamp Park?
23 January 2015
We had completed all of our preparations, stocked the boat, refueled, and checked the weather—(actually the checklist ran several pages, but I will spare you the details). It looked like great weather for a crossing and even the Bahama weather guru Chris Parker said it was a go.
The only problem was the weather forecast 3 days out. While we could cross the Gulf Stream Wednesday, it looked very likely that we would be holed up in Bimini for 5 days as some severe weather moved into the Bahamas. Townes was lobbying heavily for going to our favorite spot, John Pennekamp Park!! We considered the options and decided to head South to Key Largo.
Tucked inside Largo Sound we moored in beautiful sparkling clear water. The next few days will be time for some well-earned chillaxing time with SUP-ing, windsurfing, snorkeling and of course boat projects!
Next plan: Possible passage Saturday morning...