|Island Spirit's home Dec/Jan 2011/2012|
Sadly, we have nearly completed the preparations for heading out to sea. The power cord is stored, the dinghy motor is serviced and stored, the fuel is topped off as well as the water tank. Provisions have been bought and stored and all systems: fuel, oil and coolant all serviced, changed and checked. We are ready, yet we really do not want to leave. It is a very odd feeling, one that we both have never felt before. Most places you visit, you explore, and discover and then you are ready to move on to the next place. Here, there is a feeling of community, family, friends, and close neighbors. We were like visitors in a friends home, welcomed and invited to stay as long as we liked. We booked a month, the longest we have ever stayed anywhere and now, it is hard to leave.
|Thank you HCC owners for sharing your home with us|
Our next planned trip is to explore the West Coast of Florida from the Everglades up to Pine Island Sound and Cayo Costa. After 2 weeks there, we will sail overnight south to Key West where we will share a week with good friends. After Key West, we will move north to Biscayne Bay where we will spend 2 weeks in prep for our Bahamas trip.
Every day, we wake and recognize how lucky we are to be: healthy, happy, and able to live this cruising dream. Thank you for following us....
GOOD BYE PHOTOS...
|Good Bye Christmas Breakfast with Moet|
|Good Bye Sunset Grill vistas|
|Good Bye TiKi Hut "Cone of Knowledge" happy hours|
|Good Bye HCC Sunsets|
|Good Bye Lenny the pet Iguana hidden in the tree|
|Good Bye Shuffle Board Challenges, we will return|
|Good Bye Pet Manatees...we wanted to swim with you|
|Good Bye daily bike rides to the store, home depot, friends in other marinas, post office, dive shops, etc.|
|Hello BAHAMAS as we prepare for our first trip!|