Arrived in Fort Lauderdale
today. Interesting trip. Lots of fun. Set off from Long Island Sound
three weeks ago and sailed through New York
. Felt like I was in a movie
Forecasts were for strong west winds, perfect to sailing down the coast. No waves, just cold wind
. Got to Cape May next morning, sailing past. Weather window closing quickly, but thought we could do it... until we were voted down 2-2 by our wives, so sailed up Delaware Bay, anchoring
off what must be a nuclear power station near the canal. Not a disappointment, though, wanted to see the Chesapeake, which was a disappointment because we didn't have time to explore. In our three days on the Chesapeake, two of them quite warm, did not see a single
sail other than our own, which surprised me some given its reputation.
Hatteras was iffy, so after some debate took the ICW
as far as Georgetown
, then went out, sailing three days to West Palm Beach, forced in by adverse Gulf Stream
, and motored a last day past incredible wealth to here.
Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Flying back to cold Korea
in a couple days to finish readying our little boat for the sail back to Japan
, and then home this summer after a couple months in the inland sea.
Thanks for the help.