Cay Paraiso Adventures

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Still in Florida

27 January 2019
We flew back to Cocoa on January 11th after a great several weeks at home. Ready to escape the impending cold and storms in Maine, we were happy to return to balmy temperatures (at least initially!). After speaking with the mechanic while we were gone, we were confident that all systems would be "go" when got back.

What we didn't expect was to discover the 12V power "off" and all the food that I had spent weeks preparing, vacuum packing and freezing.. spoiled. I can't begin to describe how bad the conditions were when we opened it. We discarded absolutely everything in the fridge and freezer and between bleach spray, Lysol and baking soda, the odor is finally all but gone.

The mechanic had removed the engine from the boat in order to remove the oil pan and the holidays stalled the delivery of a part, so we waited 5 days for him to return. I got out the trusty slow cooker and vacuum packer and started at it again. Thankfully, I love to took and saw the extra time as an opportunity.

We had planned to pick up our new salon cushions right when we got back but the seamstress had delays as well. We finally picked them up this past Wednesday and got underway for the first time since late November, on Thursday. We needed fuel so we stopped in Eau Gallie, filled up, then anchored in a favorite spot where we enjoyed the wildlife and watched the nearby Space Coast Rowing Club members practicing.

We had 2 uneventful days working our way south and today we're sitting out heavy rain and winds in North Palm Beach. The fronts have prevented us from seeing any opportunity to go offshore so it looks like we'll stay in the ICW all the way to Miami. Except for the hassle of waiting for 29 bridge openings between here and there, it's entertaining looking at all the mega yachts and mega mansions, and enjoying the warming temperatures and changing ocean color.
At this point the wind and sea state don't look favorable for crossing to the Bahamas for at least the next week...

Comments
Vessel Name: Cay Paraiso
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 37
Hailing Port: Wiscasset, Maine
Extra: "When looking out at the ocean, he felt at once humbled and comforted by his own unimportance" (Low Tide, Dawn Lee McKenna)
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