We made it to Miami about 5:00am and cooled our heels until 7:30am near the shop anchorage before making it in.
T'was a wet and miserable sail. We soon found 1-2 miles off shore was too far off. Off Palm Beach that put us in a 2.5kt north setting current
- not pleasant in a 10-15kt northerly breeze.
But good news - our 4yo puked in a bucket for the first time. Previously he was inclined to puke over his Mum's bedding.
Moved in to about 1/2 mile off shore (about 30-80ft) as suggested in this thread and the seas laid down. Stuck in the 30-80ft zone to Miami. Heavy rain, drizzle, fog
and unreliable winds the whole way.
But it was all worth it. The sun is out now, we are on a ball at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club south of Miami and enjoying good food
and good scenery.