Friday, January 13, 2012


That's the sound of us changing plans at 4:30 in the morning. We have a good crossing window, but we don't feel ready to take it since we just got out of the yard/marina yesterday. We haven't been traveling on the boat for nearly 2 weeks, and the boat is so new to us, we want to run it (and the systems) for at least a few days before we undertake this crossing. The delay will also give us a chance to install a new wind generator we bought in Lauderdale.

We're going to head south to the Keys and then probably cross at the next window.

This was a super hard decision because it probably means that we won't get to the Bahamas for at least a week, we will probably have to motor (instead of sail as we would have today), and we will miss having a Kalik in Bimini with our friends Lisa and Craig. For our friends in Seattle, Kalik is the weakest, priciest beer you can imagine. But it tastes amazingly good on a hot day. :)

We think, however, that all is not lost, as it is apparently it's lobster season in the Keys. So we probably won't be miserable there.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are making very rational decisions. Everything happens for a reason. Not that anything has happened,per sa, but it might seem like all the delay is getting you off track. It is teaching us to be patient with YOUR
    The Keys are fun...enjoy the lobsters.