19 March 2018 | Florida Straits
We are in the beginning of the fourth day of our passage from Grand Cayman to Key West. We've had good weather, although little wind, and have been motoring much of the time. We took a rhumline course to Cabo San Antonio at the west end of Cuba and then sailed close in just off the reef to stay out of the counter current along the coast. At 84 degrees west we picked up the main east flowing Gulf Stream and have been booking along ever since. We are now under sail toward Key West at 8 knots over the ground with the boost from the current, in about 12-14 knots of wind from the east. Looks like we'll get in sometime Monday afternoon in time to clear customs and get settled. There's a front coming with some unsettled weather and we'll let that pass and enjoy Key West for a few days. Then we head for Miami and on up to Palm Beach to visit with brother Denny and family. I'll post this by radio and more later when we get internet.