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Feb 24, 2015 - We will try to cross to the Bahamas

It’s 1930 on Monday, February 23rd. I usually write the logs in the morning. However, we hope to leave Biscayne Bay early tomorrow morning and head to Bimini, Bahamas. Therefore, I am writing this tonight and will post it in the morning if conditions are good enough to make the crossing. We have had a couple of lovely days anchored off Key Biscayne near the Key Biscayne Yacht Club. Summer really arrived the day we moved Southerly over here. We’ve had mostly blue skies and warm temperatures which has made us really happy. We had a couple of...

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Feb 18, 2015 - Biscayne Bay, Miami is still our location.

We have now been anchored off Dinner Key Marina for 9 days. Brian’s wife, Vicki, and Brian’s sister, Karen, arrived by car the day after we arrived by boat. That day was a cold (we know we are whiners when it only gets into the high 60’s) windy day and we just stayed aboard Southerly. The Murray’s had us over to their boat (Southern Yankee, a Tartan 47) for a delicious dinner the next night. We have spent nice days doing chores (filling fuel tanks from the fuel jugs on deck, filling water tanks from the water jugs on deck, refilling those...

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Feb 11, 2015 - Anchored in Biscayne Bay, Miami area

We moved the boat in the ocean from North Palm Beach to close to Coconut Grove in the Miami area on Monday. The trip was long (almost 12 hours). We started out with calm seas, the current pushing us and very light winds from the south against us, so we had to motor. That is okay because we made good time. However, before we got near the Ft. Lauderdale the current switched to against us, the wind got stronger and the waves built. It wasn’t terrible, but we couldn’t run as fast. The bad part at that point was that Karen, who had not taken...

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Apr 2, 2010 - Planning, Part 2

Not too much to add here. I have decided to eliminate Brazil from the running because costs for travel there are just too high. I have also been working with the headquarters of the Circumnavigators Club to try and get my travel booked. Stay classy, more updates to come.

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