Off We Go!

Tomorrow morning, just before dawn, we will haul anchor and, in company with Doug & Connie on High Stepper, head for Ft Pierce, FL from Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas.

The wind will be dying and behind us, so it will be a motorboat ride with sloppy seas. But, everything is ready – dinghy on deck, jacklines rigged, meals prepared and hand foods baked. In fact, I baked most of the morning on Thursday, making rolls, bread, muffins and brownies. Then the stovetop got into the act with hard boiled eggs and a big pot of stew cooked and stored for the trip. We certainly will not starve!

It will take us about 33 hours to cover the 230 nautical miles. The moon is still fairly full and should help with our night vision. At least this time we will have another boat to talk to in the wee small hours of the night. In fact, so many boats have been stuck awaiting a weather window that it may seem like the 401 out in the Gulf Stream. Arrival in Ft Pierce should be near 4 pm on Sat. From there, we will motor north to Vero Beach and take a mooring for a few days. Customs will have to be visited first thing. Friends, Fred and Cindy Meyer, arrive in Vero on the 1st and we will stay around to visit with them for a day or two.

Then on northward up the ICW to our marina at Green Cove Springs.

We will send a quick message when we arrive in Florida. Hugs to all,

Heather & Murray