Still afloat but barely...
21 January 2008 | Moorings Marina-Carrabelle
Day 9 - Sunday, 1-20-08 - Carrabelle
Well, the water in the harbor decided to take leave, but we didn't. The water level was the lowest they had seen in 15 years. We were still afloat (but the huge catamaran behind us was not.) Since the dock was now about four feet above our deck, it was quite a sight to see Jean and Sara trying to get off the boat.
Looks like Wednesday is D-Day (Departure Day). It seems the seas and wind direction will finally cooperate to give us a reasonably comfortable crossing. We'll head directly to Clearwater and expect to be on the water at least 30 hours.
Although sunny, the day was cold. We spent most of the day in "The Chart Room," which is a nice glassed-in party room adjacent to our boat. Another boating couple joined us. The guys watched the pro games and the girls played cards. We really enjoyed visiting with the couple who have spent the last 26 years circumnavigating the globe on their boat. They have lived and worked in almost every exotic port you can imagine. Now, they've bought a house here in Carrabelle to store the treasures they've gathered from all over the world. Then, they'll be off again. She's written a novel and together they're writing an account of their adventures. It was nice to hear that the Bahamas rank near the top on their list of favorite spots. Got lots of tips for anchorages and routes. Shared wine and pizza and called it a day. We'll explore more of Carrabelle tomorrow. (SBS)