So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Not much of a sail
Monday morning our plans changed. Instead of a long sail we did a short motor over to a nearby marina. The little 2hp kicker motor was barely up to the job. Pushing into the wind and current our speed sometimes dropped to just over one mile per hour. Though slow, it was forward motion and our speed improved a bit as made it out of the worse of the current.
It took the better part of the morning to get into Boca Grande Marina. It's a fairly high end resort sort of place -not the type of thing we planned. It does give us protection from high winds and rough seas. We'll just have to adjust the budget. After a week living at anchor, we can afford staying here. This marina gives boaters a break on dockage fees if they don't tie into marina power. Once again our solar panel pays for itself. Our relatively short boat length also saves us money as marinas charge by the foot.
This island is one of those places in Florida where golf carts are allowed on city streets. Included with our marina fee is a half priced golf cart rental so I rented one for the day. We didn't get a chance to resupply any provisions because the town rolls up the sidewalks at 5. Hopefully I can get a few things in the morning.
We are booked for two nights. By Wednesday the winds should be more reasonable.
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.