Long Day, Many lessons learned!
29 April 2019 | Lake Worth inlet anchorage
Peter Fraleigh | Winds 20+ !!!
Well, continuing with our trip north we left our slip in Crandon Park Marina Miami with our water and fuel tanks filled up. Captain Muttley even got to go ashore after a week on the boat, He really appreciated that and took full advantage of the many sweet spots he found was sniffing around, oh the life of a dog!
We headed out Biscayne channel into the ocean where we caught the jetstream for a 72 nautical mile hop up to Lake Worth Inlet. We had A nice 7.5 knt sail until about 1700 hrs When the wind changed and we were out of the golf stream. Or speed dropped to 4 kn and we had to roll the sail in As the winds were coming out of the Northeast and on our nose. We slogged along the next several hours in “lumpy” seas with 3+ ft waves on our beam, It was at this time that we really got to appreciate the weight and size of this boat! We also learned that there are many things that we need to secure it better when we go to sea as we had a lot of picking up to do when we finally drop the hook. We finally pulled into Lake Worth Inlet at about 2100 hrs And with the excellent directions provided by our sailing buddy Dean we found our anchorage and dropped the hook. After a celebratory glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres we crashed until 0700 hrs!