Friday, December 30, 2011

Heading offshore

We're heading offshore for the first time with the kids. Goodbye West Palm Beach... Hello ocean. We're hoping to make Miami today if all goes well.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Signs that we are moving south

Here's a picture from our back door while we're underway today. The water is suddenly very blue. And according to the instruments, 82 degrees. We shouldn't see brown water again until we reach the Dominican Republic.

Merry Christmas!

Santa found the boat!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Underway North of Vero Beach FL

We left Beach Marine in Jacksonville (where we had been getting the boat ready) on December 17th. We spent a few days and nights in St. Augustine, which is a city we enjoy immensely even when we're traveling by land. We fixed an engine electrical issue there and thought we'd fixed an issue with one of our refrigerators, but the refer is still acting up. We spent the night of the 20th in Daytona and spent last night in Titusville (we could see the NASA vehicle assembly building from the boat, which was thrilling for Rye. Tonight we plan to stay in Vero Beach. We're traveling down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW for short) right now. I wouldn't say we're settled into the boat yet, we've really only been living aboard for a few days, but we're gradually getting everything stowed and figuring out our systems. We're feeling really confident that this boat will serve us very well on the trip, though.It's getting much warmer, which is nice. We'll probably stow warm jackets soon and not pull them out again for many months. I'm feeling a bit sick today so will sign off for now.