|...Wing on Wing home..|
|Beam Reaching Gulf Stream|
Now sailing nearly a beam reach in 20-25 we sailed hull speed across the gulf stream dealing with confused seas and then into the Ft. Pierce inlet. Of course we hit the inlet 3 hours early at the max ebb current, but we ran into the ragging inlet with a full main and staysail and added 2500 rpms of engine. Of course the winds picked up to a solid 30-35 knots on the beam and a full main was really WAY too much sail. Surfing down the quarter waves she would round up to port and with a full hard over helm, LUCKILY, she would dive down wind and down wave and keep pointing into the out flowing 3.5 knot current.
|Fort Pierce Inlet 35 kntos!|
We have a total of 11 hours motoring time (with charging) from Hope Town Lighthouse to Vero Beach FL!
Our Bahamas Trip #5 is a wrap. I have 9,152 photos and I blogged 1,450 of them. I really enjoy photography.
Thank you all for sailing along with us, we really appreciate that.
|Departure Point, Green Turtle Club|
|Out for Breakfast to reflect on year #5 of the Bahamas|
|Set Sail and sail Wing on Wing for Great Sale Cay|
|48 NM sailing Wing on Wing|
|Heading West, leaving the Bahamas|
|Too Beautiful to not take more photos|
|Selfie GoPro from the Bow, Wing on Wing|
|OK, this is getting carried away|
|Just one more, sailing is sooooo much fiun|
|Radeen at the helm, she love to travel and loves to sail|
|Night time we continue sailing Wing on Wing in 20-25 knots|
|We hit the Gulf Stream and turn to port|
|Look Full sails and beam reaching for Fort Pierce, A Dream|
|Check the bow wave, if you know sailing, you know this is great|
|Two Sleep deprives sailors just holding on and hooked on, |
DO NOT FALL OFF
|Blue water off our stern|
|OMG, The Fort Pierce inlet in a Rage outflowing 3.5 knots|
|We power sail into the rage and into the inlet|
|The inlet waves are 6 to 8 feet and we have a full main and stay sail up|
|Of course the winds pick up solid 30-35 gusting to 38 knots TRUE|
|The ebb is meeting the ocean swells and the waves are large|
This one is over WELL over the jetty, 8 feet
|Island Spirit Powered in and got us home....an amazing yacht|