|First @ the wheel this morning....Katie & Klyde|
We hoisted anchor @ 8:45a & had sails set @ 9:35a. Its mostly sunny with 12 knot winds & 1-2' waves.
11:45am - Relaxing, working on blog, Dean is navigating. We're cruising along @ 5-5.8 knots.
|Just before he zipped away....|
|Let's try again....|
|The Mighty Fisherman|
|Capt' Scruffy & his Amigo....|
Seas & wind rising....waves rising to 3-4 ' and winds built to 15-17 constant with gusts up to 30knots.
Lunchtime!! We decided on P & J sandwiches for a late lunch. I think our late big dinner last nite stuck with us.
|Tethered & Safe!|
Our Way Too! has a GREAT fishin' deck! ;)
Dean took a little nap about 2:15p. I have proof! ;)
We are getting more comfortable with our new home! And we are getting better every day at trimming the sails. It just takes practice!! And we are definitely getting some practice this trip!! ;) We ended up pulling in the head sail as the wind was directly behind us. Keep losing the wind. Hummmm...
The water pump is running all the time even when we are not using water! Wondering what that is all about??? Another little hic-cup we will watch.
We also now know what our friend Randy means by "puckering" your butt cheeks when going under a bridge!! Holy Sh__!!!!! We need 63' to clear the mast and antenna's & we had a 65' bridge! Looked like alot less clearance to Dad & I. We still awaited the "ting, ting, ting" of the antenna's & lightening dissipater.
|Marathon, FL Bridge|
|Sqeeee.....zzzee of the butt cheeks!!|
Whew....we made it!
Anchor was set @ 7p in about 11' of water. Dean looked at the charts for tomorrow's run, then up toward Tampa where we pick up the rest of our crew....Capt's Rob and Randy and I baked a loaf of Beer Bread to have with our cheater's cans of Chili. (Which I must say aren't too bad!) Dad relaxed & helped me prepare for morning coffee. We ate and also Skyped with Tammy Annie for a few minutes. I miss all my kids....it is nice to be able to share this with them through this blog at least since they can't be here!
We showered off the salt after dark on the transom and danged if the wind didn't steal my bathing scrunchie as a donation to Mermaids that live in the Keys! ;) Then we hit the hay. Fresh air and long days are catching up with us! :) We love it!!
58.7 nm today
Hugs to all!~~
S/V Our Way Too! Crew