04 April 2020 | Lancaster
27 March 2020 | Charleston, SC.....Whitestone, VA
19 March 2020 | Big Majors, Exumas, Bahamas
17 March 2020 | Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas
16 March 2020 | Williams Cay, Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
15 March 2020 | Williams Cay, Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
14 March 2020 | Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
13 March 2020 | Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
10 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
08 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
07 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Bahamas
02 March 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
28 February 2020 | Southside Bay, Ragged Island, Bahamas
27 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
26 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
25 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
24 February 2020 | Hog Cay, The Ragged Islands, Bahamas
18 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Ragged Islands, Bahamas
08 February 2020 | Hog Cay Cut, Exumas, Bahamas
07 February 2020 | Crab Cay, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
No Name Harbor Bound
05 December 2019 | No Name Harbor, FL
An easy trip would be on tap for the day. We leisurely enjoyed breakfast and coffee before putting our plan into action for our departure.
We are on the north side of the Las Olas Bridge which opens on the quarter and three quarter hour, so our departure would coincide with their 0915 opening. The next bridge would be the 17th Street bridge and would open on the half hour. The captain timed it perfectly to make it through the 0930 opening. What we did not know is why there were close to a dozen boats hovering in the basin on the other side of the bridge. After about twenty minutes we got someone to answer a radio and we found that they were waiting to board a transport and we should just keep them to starboard. Then we are on our way out the Port Everglade Inlet. Again we are battling some ships but soon we are making our turn toward Miami.
The sails are up and the wind kicks up to 18 knots across our starboard beam. This is probably the most sailing we have gotten in the entire trip. The wind is a little more tickled around Miami but then it picks back up again and then we are reefing our headsail.
We rounding the tip of the Miami coast toward No Name Harbor, the water changes color to the aqua blue we see so much of in the Keys and in the Bahamas. The air temperature is in the upper 70's and with the sun it feels like 80 in the cockpit.
We arrive at No Name and the anchorage is pretty packed. Al from Arion (a Kady Krogen) comes over to say hi once we get the anchor down. We met Al and his wife Arleen our first cruise in 2015. We all met at Waderwick Wells in the Exumas, Bahamas. It was great to catch up with Al. They are crossing tomorrow to the Bahamas with another Kady Krogen. We shall see them there in a few short weeks.....close to twelve to fourteen days.