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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Travel Day



Monday started out with my lovely wife and I loading a whole lot of gear and the dog into the kayak. Once loaded, we paddled from our anchorage to the Bahia Honda State Park Marina. I walked from there to the nearest bus stop outside the park.

Eventually a bus came by and took me up the chain of islands to Marathon. There a car was rented. Then it was back to Bahia Honda to pick up the lovely wife and all our gear. 420 miles later we arrived at my dad's place in Brooksville Florida. That was one long day.

Today the rental goes back to the company. The van and trailer will be checked out and prepared for Wednesday's travel.

Wednesday I plan on getting up bright and early and driving the van and trailer all the way back down to the Keys. Once at the park, I'll reinflate the kayak and paddle out to the sailboat. With any luck, the increasingly tired outboard will start allowing the boat to be motored back to the boat ramp.

The sailboat has to be secured on the trailer and the mast and rigging taken down. Once ready it'll be one long slog back up to Brooksville. If I do get tired, there is a nice full sized bed in the van, so that might come in handy.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. You aren't heading home I hope. Stay in the sun as long as you can. Hope your lovely wife is not having health problems. Wishing you fair winds and calm seas.

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    1. We are fine and expect to stay south for some time yet.

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  2. Now that was sure a long, long day. Where to next?

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    1. Well, back to rescue the boat, of course. Later we'll probably head to the St. Augustine area or GA if the weather is nice.

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  3. I hope this isn't the end of your summer sailing...

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  4. Summer for you, winter for us.

    . . . an no, we plan on doing some boat repairs and upgrades and hit the water again before heading north.

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