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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
So what happened to us?
A long long day and too tired to blog. Nothing sinister. Winds were light, but we sailed as much as we could. At the end of the day the wind died completely and we were still a half dozen miles from where we wanted to anchor. It was a bit stressful but thanks to our little GPS map plotter we were able to stay in the channel, even in the total dark.
By the time the anchor was set it was getting late. Progresso makes some pretty good stews and chilies packed in tear open bags that don't need refrigeration. When tired it's good to have an easy to heat meal. I'm sure these one pot meals taste a lot better on the boat than they do at home.
We anchored at Picnic island again. What can I say, the dog loves that place. It's a good sized spoil island and she can run around as much as she likes. The winds were light once more so we had to motor all the way to Moss Marine in Ft. Myers Beach. It's a pricey place, but it has a great captain's lounge that allows dogs. With thunderstorms predicted we were looking for a place to get off the boat and take the dog with us.
We'd planned on staying three nights until the storm passed, but it's actually cheaper to pay for a week than three days. Might as well stay longer. There's a lot of stuff to do at Ft. Myer's Beach and this marina is in the heart of it.
Another guy with a sailboat in the marina invited us over for drinks tomorrow. He and his girlfriend never sailed before. That didn't stop them from buying a boat in Boston and sailing it down to Florida. I bet they have some interesting stories.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.