The Great Blessings Cruise has begun!
09 January 2011
The first day of the Great Blessings Cruise! We headed out of Clearwater Channel at 10:30 am, excited to start this new chapter in our lives. It has been a crazy week - Bruce retired on Tuesday, and after a busy week of selling his car, provisioning, stowing and re-stowing, with final chores done on DreamCatcher (and one last run to the yogurt shop!) we were ready to cast off lines and set sail. The wind was from the east 15-18, sunny skies and a cool 65 degrees. We had a gorgeous seven hour sail to Long Boat Key. We are planning on staying here till Tuesday, then head south again. Enjoying the wonderful diesel heater Bruce installed - yay for a warm boat after getting out of the shower! Hope to finish the wind generator project tomorrow and rest up (read take a nap!). We celebrated our two year anniversary yesterday and are thankful for this time in our lives and for the blessings God has given us - much love to all.