|Red at night....|
|Fishing rig for big game..|
We have said for many many years, that the hardest part is leaving the docks and actually getting underway! Deciding to actually depart safe harbor. Deciding to set sail. Deciding to leave our beautiful Biscayne Bay that we love so much. Deciding to sail over the horizon. Off we will sail, Wed morning at 6:30 am. The yacht is fueled up, ten gallons of extra fuel is tied up on deck, the tender is taken apart with the 15 HP Yamaha removed and placed onto the rail. The 6 gallon fuel tank was removed and stowed on the rail. The 110 lb tender has been ratcheted into place and cross tied to prevent swinging.
|Extra diesel fuel on deck|
Yes, leaving the dock (or safe anchorage) is the hardest part, as it seems like you are NEVER ready to go. So, you simply set a date and then you go. Once underway, if nothing breaks, it is usually a BIG relief to get to sea and to get away from the continual shopping, repairing, and stowing. By the time you read this, we should be in the Gulf Stream, i.e. The Florida Current, and well on our way. Thanks for sailing along. Bahamas run #3 begins NOW....
|Beautiful Key Biscayne|
|Radeen making a great dinner|
|Birthday Radeen, heading out to her birthday dinner|
|The new replacement vented loop on the exhaust system|
|What a great birthday present. This could top the anchor Christmas present I gave Radeen :-)|
|The tender gas tank full and stowed on the rail (notice the new helm seat!)|
|Our last sunset on Biscayne Bay, until next winter.|
Biscayne Bay could become our new favorite place.
More UPDATE 5am:
Our Weather has changed significantly since last night.It is begin effected by this large gale up north. Look at this view of the entire Atlantic and how it is pulling the winds into these lows. Look at the storms and then look at the inflow of the winds from all the way down here in Miami...
|Full Gale mid Atlantic pulling the winds SE|
|Second Gale off NC coast pulls the winds south in the Bahamas|
|Here are the NOAA South Weather Zones|