Well it's January 5th and TARDIS is at anchor in Lake Sylvia after postponing an early morning departure due to a squall and after listening to Chris Parker SSB broadcast calling for 'BRISK' eastbound sailing with 4-7' seas. One never knows if that was the right choice but TARDIS and crew are safe at anchor. Tomorrow is a new day and a dawn departure is on the horizon. Our issue is we've got 70km to get to customs and check in then another 40+km to a safe class A anchorage in the NE corner of the Abacos for the next blast of wind in the 30k range starting Wednesday afternoon.
Since last post we found a dinghy landing for the I-14.
We walked to the north jetty of Port Everglades Inlet and watched the boat traffic and hung out at the beach. At least we were not evicted from the beach this time!
On NYE we got to watch Fort Lauderdale Beach Firemen in action. First was when they anchored 30' from TARDIS to dive and clean the bottom of the boat.
Then later in the afternoon after hearing a nearby explosion, saw the smoke, and figured it was these same young men putting out a fire. A 50' Sport Fisher with one man and dog aboard exploded in a very crowded marina full of super yachts about 100 yards from the beach.
The dog jumped to safety, the man jumped in the water suffering 1st degree burns and the sport fisher was the only boat damaged. Luckily the FD was in the same harbor just 100 yards from the explosion.
We also provisioned. Here Charlie has no room for his feet.
But we got plenty of food for a grand feast on TARDIS!
And there was plenty of time for Eileen to find creative ways to mop the floor.
HAPPY 2019 TO ALL!