|Mid way home, center of Florida Current, Gulf Stream|
Back in USA, the smart phones fired up and began ringing, dinging and vibrating, the Internet connected and the router and WiFi rig went live 24/7 with emails, facebook, and web surfing back up to full speed. Yes, USA is a digitally connected world which is good in many aspects, yet distracting, and very time consuming. We need to find that happy space between the calm of the Bahamas and the rapid fire of the USA. Somewhere in between there is a happy medium.
|Wing on Wing, jib with pole set to starboard|
Here are photos of the run home...
|Heading WEST out of West End, Bahamas for Florida|
Sunrise over Abacos, we are sad to see this off our stern...
|Beautiful sailing with the wind at our backs|
There is a saying..."May the Winds Always be at your Back!"
This means smooth sailing
|Look at the BLUE water of the OCEAN|
this is an untouched photo, it is really this BLUE!
|Blue water as seen from the helm looking over the bow|
|SADLY we drop the Bahamas Flag and raise the Q flag|
We need to check in with customs before we may drop the quarantine flag
|Radeen expertly takes the helm as we sail into the Ft. Pierce inlet|
|Rock Jetties protect the inlet, but it also funnels the currents in and out of the narrow inlet|
Radeen is very calm and drives us in between the jetties
|You DON'T want to mess up in an inlet, we are sailing and motoring|
with our main still up on a beam reach doing 9 knots!
|We sure will miss this.....we will happily rush back next winter :-)|