Life aboard got very busy. I, Toni, started to submit articles for a magazine (allatsea.net, June issue)
for pay so I neglected this blog- Sorry. I plan to drop a few lines weekly, if not more often.
A very simple update is that all three of our sons and, two girlfriends and my 91 year old father-in-law joined us on the boat this past Spring. in two separate groups. Rob and I then proceeded to make our way to Ft.Lauderdale, arriving May 1st to orchestrate boat repairs. We needed a new battery bank, additional solar panels and various minor repairs.
Happily, Robert and I finally were able to rent a van and bring household items that we longed for aboard, e.g. a new boat mattress for our bed- ah. All in all, it has been a busier month and a half than even we expected and still not everything got done. Regardless, it was time to launch once again for a new adventure. In some ways this feels extra special as the boat feels more like ours now. Like home away from home.
The seas were blessedly calm today. So flat that we actually dropped anchor off Robert's dad's condo and scrubbed the bottom of the boat for over three hours. Sitting at dock for over a month SV our Time got a dirty bottom.
We were pretty tired after being in the water for so long however it was a good decision to pull anchor and continue heading north along the coast to our next destination- Lake Worth. With the help of the Gulf Stream we outran a serious thunderstorm.
As I type this we are anchored just off Peanut Island in Lake Worth. It is so shallow that we wonder if we are touching bottom at low tide? It feels good to be sailing in the U.S. however ports of call along the way up to our goal of Annapolis are a little further apart and not always easier to duck into quickly. Rob and I need to do more preplanning. Nightie night for now. Toni