23 March 2013 | Daytona
Well the decision was made by me to end this trip and head back to Charleston. Several things have helped in the decision but the main thing is i am not happy with my boat. I need quite a few more repairs. The boat is not completly set up to be run by one person and that is all i have. I wil either make nessasary repairs and find crew or i will buy a trawler. Old sailors never die, they just buy trawlers. To make matters worse, i left a good anchorage this morning knowing that storms were predicted. Afte passing St. Augustine i was hit by 50+ mph wind and rain and hail. With zero visability, i had motor in full forward and was doing 3mph backwards. Could not see anything. I guess luck was with me because 15 min of figting the wheel i could see about 2 boat lenghts and was next to a marker. Moved on and 3 more storms later i am at anchor. The have just anounced over the vhf that winds of 40-55 are predicted in the next 3 hours. Cross fingers. I will stay here tomorrow because i am not crossing the shipping channel in jacksonville during bad weather.